All You Need to Know About ANSOC

All You Need to Know About ANSOC

According to abbreviationfinder, ANSOC stands for Cuban National Association of the Deaf. It is a non-governmental social organization with its own legal and economic personality, national and permanent, based in Cuba.


It was founded on January 3, 1978 and its main objectives are: to represent the Cuban deaf community; achieve greater integration into society; coordinate and channel to state agencies and social institutions concerns, desires, interests, difficulties and needs of the members.

Main objectives

  • Fight for the integration of its members into Cuban society with equal rights and duties, conditions and opportunities.
  • Promote interest in study, work, love of country, and thus achieve the proper use of their free time, increasing their participation in social, cultural, sports and recreational activities.
  • Raise and strengthen the cultural level, guiding them in their duties and rights as participants in the economic and social development of the country.
  • Work for the elimination of barriers in social communication that prevent or limit the normal life of the hearing impaired.
  • Contribute with educational actions on the family, in order to achieve a positive influence on their preparation for life.
  • Promote campaigns for the early detection of disabilities, the abuse of toxic drugs, the use and care of hearing aids and others that promote health education.
  • Facilitate bilingual education for the deaf community based on current educational terms.
  • Coordinate and obtain the support of the mass media, mainly television and the written press, to inform its members and the rest of the population of its objectives, purposes, activities and achievements.
  • Provide solutions to labor problems taking into account the opportunities of the employment program for disabled people (PROEMDIS).
  • Mobilize all members to fulfill the tasks for the development of Cuban society.

Achievements obtained

  • Increase in the number of places for interpreters.
  • Respect for the sign language of the deaf and introduction of it in the pedagogical context.
  • Creation of the national communication commission.
  • The preparation of the deaf as pedagogical assistants and instructors of the LSC.
  • Participation and significant results in sport.
  • Formation of professional cultural groups.
  • Celebration of the First ANSOC Congress.
  • Participation of Cuba as a member of the FMS.

Due to the support provided by the association, currently deaf people have been able to overcome some of the barriers that society imposes on them. It is the ANSOC that guarantees and provides a certain degree of independence and value through the defense of their personal identity given this by the culture that characterizes their community.