About the Association

Founded on 11th of February, 1960, the Icelandic Association of the Deaf is an advocacy, expert and service organisation of the Deaf.

About the Association

The association is one of the nation's leading social organisation of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals. It is shaped by its goals to guard, promote and fight for the rights and well-being of the Deaf and hard of hearing people in Iceland.  To mention but a few of its priorities: to improve the quality of life of its members, fight for equal opportunities and encourage the attempts to break social isolation that deaf and hard of hearing individuals experience.  Since deafness is a subculture, the association also has a vital role of having the facilities, such as its Deaf Club, to give the sense of community. Moreover, the association offers consultation and information related to implications of hearing loss, the deaf culture and the native language of many deaf people in Iceland, which is Icelandic Sign Language (ÍTM).

The location of the association and the Deaf Club is in downtown Reykjavik at Þverholt 14.  Its opening hours are from 9:00 to 16:00. On most Fridays, it is the place where deaf senior citizens, parents with deaf/hard of hearing children, young people and others meet from 14:00 to 16:00 for coffee. Follow our website for social events hosted by organizations of the association.

Those who wish to look further into the operations of the Association can access through our website, the meetings, documentations and articles (in Icelandic) published by the association. 

If you would like more information regarding the Icelandic Association of the Deaf, please do not hesitate to contact us at deaf[at]deaf.is