The Oregon Communication Access Project (OR-CAP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization made up principally of advocates who have significant hearing loss and who communicate orally rather than through sign language. We work to open doors to activities and events in Oregon for people who are hard of hearing and thereby increase their participation, productivity and enjoyment of these offerings.
We accomplish this goal by working in cooperation with entertainment, governmental, sports and other venues to achieve compliance with local and federal disability regulations and law. Our primary emphasis is on the provision of captioning*, as that is the form of hearing access that generally works for every level of hearing impairment, from deafness to mild hearing loss.
* See the page Captioning Methods for more information on this.