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OCDAC Receives 2009 Best of Irvine Award
U.S. Commerce Association's Award Plaque Honors the Achievement
WASHINGTON D.C., June 8, 2009 -- OCDAC has been selected for the 2009
Best of Irvine Award in the Technical Aids For The Handicapped category
by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).
The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding
local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies
companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success
in their local community and business category. These are local
companies that enhance the positive image of small business through
service to their customers and community.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the
winners in each category. The 2009 USCA Award Program focused on
quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information
gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.
About U.S. Commerce Association (USCA)
U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a Washington D.C. based organization
funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across
America. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business through public
relations, marketing and advertising.
The USCA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in
their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business
owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce
and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to
be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business
entrepreneurs across America.
SOURCE: U.S. Commerce Association
U.S. Commerce Association
The press release at
We picked up the awards early this month and we made a video. See the
awards we got in our youtube video at
Brought to you by the Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center
DO YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING AT OUR WEBSTORE TODAY.
We have lots of new items and our webstore count stands at over 530
Lots of products for the deaf, and blind, and other disabilities.
Remember your parents, grand parents, brothers, sisters, family members,
co-workers who need adaptive equipment. Employers can shop here for
equipment and accessories for their hearing impaired workers.
Buy Here, Buy Now, Pay Less with our ADA kits! This includes long term
savings associated with ADA compliance.
Stop by http://stores.ebay.com/OCDAC-Adaptive-Equipment-and-More today
to start your shopping.
Albertsons Community Partner Program
You Must Re-link Your Card to Continue Giving!
If you are currently part of the Albertsons Community Partner program
and use your card to give 4% of all your purchases to the Mission, you
will have to re-link your card number for us to continue earning funds!
Use your Preferred Savings Card Number and link (or re-link) to "Orange
County Deaf Advocacy Center" at http://www.albertsonscp.com
The Mission's ID # is: 49001002038. You'll need to re-link your card by
February 28th 2009 to keep earning 4% of all your purchases for Orange
County Deaf Advocacy Center!
Please pass this notice around to your friends, relatives, co-workers,
and neighbors so they can link their cards as well.
Brought to you by The Orange Deafie Blog
FACE TO FACE TIMES
Introducing the Modern Deaf Communication program.
Morton Warnow, a long-time Danbury resident, founder of Modern Deaf
Communication, WW II veteran, inventor, library patron, and friend to
many, passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2006.
The Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center extends great honors to Morton
Warnow's pioneering contributions to helping the deaf communities live
safer, healthier and prosper through knowledge and communication in
The Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center will keep Morton Warnow's legacy
alive with a modern twist to bring literacy and the ENGLISH language
back to the American deaf signing communities.
Modern Deaf Communication, Inc. is a non-profit entity now under the
OCDAC tax-exempt status with a vision of promise and triumph over the
problems of the deaf, but a vision based on hope and faith as much as on
science and common sense. The worst problems of the deaf are terrible
deaf illiteracy and unemployment which we believe can be wiped out in
our time. We believe that the isolation and debilitating dependency on
society suffered by the deaf can be vanquished and replaced with a new,
strong sense of participation and belonging to the country and society
of which they are citizens.
Brought to you by Modern Deaf Communication
MAXED OUT ON YOUR CREDIT CARDS?
Get yourself an OCDAC credit card through a special program at
We get a $50 donation for each person who completes the signup.
THE FINGER BOWS
These are great money making opportunities for deaf people and those who
need to try a real money maker at home.
Refer merchants to paypal and get $1000
Join Peoplestring and invite people to join under you and get paid
Brought to you by ASL News http://www.aslnews.com
Take a look and bookmark our new search page!
Http://www.deafadvocacy.org/search.html . It's a good source of
information you can use.
THE SOUR ORCHIDS
Fnally many people woke up and saw the bad DVTV has been doing to the
deaf society and they've left that website in droves. It shows that
most of the illiterate and signing deaf communities can't engage in
healthy discussions without insulting, namecalling, and maliciously
labeling others. The answer to all these problems is LITERACY! Modern
Deaf Communication's website has information on the best practices
approach to achieving literacy and returning the English language back
to the signing deaf communities.
Brought to you by the other Orange Deafie Blog at
COME TO OUR MEETUPS!
The Orange County American Sign Language Meetup Group -
http://asl.meetup.com/37/ - and the Orange County Deaf & Hearing
Impaired Meetup Group http://deaf.meetup.com/38/ meets each 3rd Fridays
of the month.
We are currently pondering a new locations for all of our meetup events
because our competition appears to have hijacked the excitement,
prestige, and normalcy of our cherished monthly gatherings.
FROM THE BLOGSPHERE
With DVTV going dead, others are popping up like the 3 sites below.
Our very own Eye Fire Vlogs has been set up to provide a non-judgemental
outlet for our bloggers and vloggers http://eyefirevlogs.com
Visual Vlogs has returned from it's hiatus http://www.visualvlogs.com
Just Deaf has been set up as an alternate to DVTV
Brought to you by the Hearing For Life Foundation
Http://www.hear-for-life.org and Eye Fire Vlogs http://eyefirevlogs.com
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people with disabilities, their friends, associates, and relatives and
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The Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center is a community based organization
that puts people with disabilities first in their advocacy for equal
opportunities in safety, health, and productive living.
The Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center provides services for disabled
individuals and their families in our community who need help in
navigating the social services maze. Every day people go without proper
food, shelter, and essential medical care every day due to a variety of
factors including low wages, job loss, injuries, illness, age, domestic
violence, or divorce. While all of us are susceptible to hard times,
disabled individuals are at the most risk. With the generous support of
people like you, we are able to help many of these families and
individuals not only to meet essential daily needs, but to work toward a
brighter future with programs in job training, education, counseling,
elderly assistance, and temporary housing.
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any of your personal mailing lists so we can get the important messages
out far and wide and encourage them to sign up for our weekly