Monday, March 31, 2008

The Cultrally Deaf Community Needs To Stop Picking On Deaf People Living Outside Deaf Culture




The stereotyping of deaf people in the recent episode of Cold Case is a reflection of what the culturally deaf community has been seen doing to people and organizations who made themselves free from the grips of deaf culture.



If the culturally deaf so wish to be embraced by society, they have to start embracing themselves and not pick fights over how they should live and communicate.

In other words;

They need to grow up!

Richard

Friday, March 28, 2008

OCDAC to offer FREE ASL Classes Online Starting September 1, 2008

Yes! We've found the best way to offer free ASL classes is through our own channel at Yahoo Live system.

You can watch and learn as a guest, you don't need to sign up for anything.

Our classroom URL is


First class is on September 1, 2008 at 7pm and lasts 1 hour.

Schedule to be posted later on.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Hearing Impaired Adaptive Technology Expo

Hearing Impaired Adaptive Technology Expo

February 14, 2009 / Orange County, California

FREE ADMISSION - FREE PARKING

Come one, Come all to our first annual Hearing Impaired Adaptive Technology Expo and learn of adaptive technology that makes enjoying life better for the hearing impaired.

See, touch, feel, and try some of the dozens of different adaptive technology for the hearing impaired at this small yet highly resourceful expo.

Date : Saturday, February 14, 2009
Time : 10 am - 4 pm

Location : The clubhouse at the
Park Royale Mobile Home Park
300 N Rampart St
Orange, CA 92868



Clubhouse is right at the entrance to the mobile home park. See photo below. Cozy building. Refreshments available.



Sponsored by the Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center

Free booths to adaptive technology vendors and related organizations!

For more in formation, email ocdac@deafadvocacy.org

Keep an eye on our ( www.deafadvocacy.org ) website for more information.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Say Cheese! With Our Comprehensive Awareness CD!



As you see through the 2 images, we have already started working on our community awareness CD thats going to be handed out to our booth visitors at the Orange County Fair this coming July. We're very excited about this project and were also very optimistic that we will produce a very comprehensive and fully inclusive CD that has the critical answers to these three statements;

Who We Are

What We Do

How You Can Help Us

Also included will be answers to commonly asked questions by our past booth visitors. The CD will also have additional information expected by our booth visitors.

This is also an excellent opportunity for you, your organization, and your business to Say Cheese! with us through our CD handout.

If you're interested in having your information included in our comprehensive awareness CD, feel free to contact us through our contact page link on the left hand side of this blog.

And the deadline is May 1, 2008 (12:00 noon) for all submissions to our master CD.

Richard Roehm

Monday, March 03, 2008

Negative Impacts Of Organized Religion On The Deaf Community


As we have seen in this past weekend, several video blogs on deafvideo.tv proves that debates involving religion brings out the worst in the deaf community. It's highly divisive and the fireworks involved can get out of hand like one lady making a threat to another. The reason I got excited over this is that there is visible proof of the point I'm trying to make in this blog entry.

The same story can be seen in many deaf forums and blogs. And this is not entirely limited to the deaf community. The hearing have their debates involving religion and they too get out of hand.

We can see that religion has a negative impact on the community, a negative impact on the unity of the community.

The difference is that the hearing folks can easily kiss, make up, and move on whilst the deaf community cant.

We have two communities; the deaf community that's extremely fragile these days and the hearing community that isn't fragile at all.

So how do we go about bringing peace and unity within the extremely fragile deaf community?

One of the best answers lies in secularism which means the state of being without religion. Let's secularize the deaf community because religion itself doesn't unite, instead it divides and we've seen plenty of it in this past weekend.

Given all these facts and video testimonials, it's very safe to suggest that secularizing the extremely fragile deaf community will go a very long way toward uniting and preserving it.

Richard Roehm