Monday, February 26, 2007

OCDAC Newsletter February 25, 2007

Dear Friends,

The latest fundraising action by the Gallaudet University in connection with the Sorenson Language and Communication Center shows they're not getting the message from the deaf society that American Sign Language has a place in the future of deaf society.

The National Center on Disability and Access to Education has released tips and tools on web captioning last December. It is very important that deaf "vloggers" as video-bloggers make their messages accessible to the hearing society if they wish to demonstrate that American Sign Language has a place in the future of deaf society. If the deaf society wants the hearing society to appreciate American Sign Language, then they're going to have to include the hearing society in their audience by making their vlogs accessible to them. More information about web captioning down the newsletter.

We are excited to announce were getting a third heavy duty copy machine donated to us this coming Monday. This will enable us to mass produce deaf awareness and safety education materials. We can now put them up on our eBay store for others to get them and educate their local communities.

Deaf Awareness Education Booklets


Deaf Safety Education Booklets

Come join us for a special shopping day on May 11, 2007 at Community Shopping Day at Macy's South Coast Plaza. Tickets are $10 each and entitles ticket holders to a 15%-20% off of almost everything* at Macy's South Coast Plaza plus a chance to win a $500.00 Macy's shopping spree. Please see flyer and order form at http://www.deafadvocacy.org/events/MacysCSD2007.pdf for more information on the event and purchasing tickets.

We are getting ourselves ready for the big education campaign of 2007 with the kickoff at the Orange County Mixer in March.

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