EAD values

Estonian Association of the Deaf has nine local societies. It co-operates with Deaf organisations and government organs.


Our mission is to establish a sustainable social and political living environment in Estonia where deaf people have equal opportunities for living with the hearing members of the society. Also, our mission is to protect Deaf culture, education and Estonian Sign Language.

Our primary mission is to explain to Estonian civil society who we are, where we come from and where we want to go.

Main values


EAD tries to be an organisation with open, supporting and reliable dialogue who intervenes in shaping deaf politics on national and international level. EAD is an influential partner in creating equal opportunities for people with disabilities and raising their quality of life.

In EAD vision the vitality and sustainability of Deaf culture, education and Estonian Sign Language are protected.