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  • DEAF CON meetup space at DEF CON 27

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    Our Mission To encourage Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HH) security professionals to attend security conferences, like DEF CON; help those hackers with communication services; and provide a place for Deaf/HH to meet and network

    First discussions of reaching out to the Deaf/HH community for started on January 6th, 2013 in a thread on DEF CON Forums by Deviant Ollam and lady merlin. Knoll and arose4beni also volunteered to help organize the event. After many emails, texts, and proposal drafts, DEAF CON became an unofficial event for DC21.
    The first meetup was a success. Various Deaf/HH and regular hackers came together in the Chillout Café. Deaf Con was able to fund raise enough money to bring Knoll and b_gret to work the con floor interpreting at some village talks. The experience was amazing and the entire team agreed to do this again.
    DEAF CON is a California 501 (c)(3) Non-profit organization. We provide outreach to the Deaf and HH community and information security community. We encourage Deaf and HH information security professionals to attend conferences. We help to provide communication services and spaces for professionals to meet and network with others.

    How You Can Help
    DEAF CON runs on volunteerism and generous donations from the public. Here are our current fundraising projects were you can donate or show your support.
    • The Interpreter Fund - Our annual fundraiser to gather funds to bring ASL interpreters to DEF CON. This fundraiser has perks if you want them!
    • Sponsors! - Awesome organizations who have donated to DEAF CON.
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