One of the major goals of DEF is Advocacy and creating awareness about the problems of the Deaf and hearing impaired persons in India. In order to be more effective , DEF is working side by side with various NGOs and other Deaf organizations such as the National Association of the Deaf to meet common goals of making the Cental and State Governments aware of the problems and issues connected with the progress of the deaf community.

DEF is imparting advocacy training to Deaf persons so as to empower them and enable them to stand up for their rights. This helps the Deaf community to become more participate in social and legal matters that concern them as citizens.