Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center Newsletter - October 25, 2009

THE TOP STORIES OF THE WEEK

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently updated their website on hearing
aids :
http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/HomeHealthandCons\
umer/ConsumerProducts/HearingAids/default.htm


President Obama announced his support for an additional $250 Economic Recovery
Payment to the seniors, veterans and people with disabilities for 2010.

President Obama Announces New Initiatives During National Disability Employment
Awareness Month

"My Administration is committed to ensuring that all Americans have the chance
to fulfill their potential and contribute to our nation," said President Obama.
"Across this country, millions of people with disabilities are working or want
to work, and they should have access to the support and services they need to
succeed. As the nation's largest employer, the Federal Government and its
contractors can lead the way by implementing effective employment policies and
practices that increase opportunities and help workers achieve their full
potential. We must also rededicate ourselves to fostering an inclusive work
culture that welcomes the skills and talents of all qualified employees. That's
why I've asked the responsible agencies to develop new plans and policies to
help increase employment across America for people with disabilities."

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/President-Obama-Announces-New-Initiat\
ives-during-National-Disability-Employment-Month/


Brought to you by the Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center
Http://www.deafadvocacy.org

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DO YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING AT OUR WEBSTORE.

We have lots of new items and our webstore count stands at over 530 items!

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. The ADA kits will be redesigned for the year
2010 and there will be new ADA kits for hotels, office, workspace, and they will
be slightly more expensive as the ones were offering now.

Stop by http://stores.ebay.com/OCDAC-Adaptive-Equipment-and-More today to start
your shopping.

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THE GRAPEVINES

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 every year
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
Http://www.deafadvocacy.org/blog/blog.html

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FACE TO FACE TIMES

Researchers Analyze The Reading Comprehension Processes Of Deaf Youngsters

A group of researchers at Seville University, headed by Isabel de los Reyes
Rodríguez Ortiz, is analysing the reading comprehension processes of deaf
youngsters, a factor closely linked to their level of expression, both verbal
and using sign language. The project is being funded by the Regional Ministry of
Innovation as a 2007 excellence project, with an amount of 53,891.72 euros; it
is scheduled to finalize in 2011.

Brought to you by Modern Deaf Communication
http://www.moderndeafcommunication.org

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MAXED OUT ON YOUR CREDIT CARDS?

Get yourself an OCDAC credit card through a special program at
http://www.cardpartner.com/enduser.aspx?AEID=D0974

We get a $50 donation for each person who completes the signup.

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THE FINGER BOWS

Here is an excellent article "Why donors must do more than doling out hearing
aids" http://www.businessdailyafrica.com/-/539444/674634/-/s0f4to/-/

Why donors should help Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center more?

That is because Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center has gotten a lot of deaf and
disabled off the streets. That is because Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center
trains people to become independent both on and off the jobs. That is because
there is a demand that continues to grow for our assistance and services. That
is because Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center is a recognized organization
striving hard to stand up for those who cant. That is because we just lost our
bid for a 3rd group home that would have made it a lot easier for us to continue
our mission to help others. The video of the home we were hoping to get is at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZML39FwG4I

Brought to you by ASL News http://www.aslnews.com

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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.

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THE SOUR ORCHIDS

"Hear and Now" Released on DVD

"Hear and Now," a documentary featuring RIT/NTID retirees Paul and Sally Taylor
as they received cochlear implants, is now available on DVD. The film appeared
on HBO, earned a Peabody Award and was named Best Documentary by the audience at
the Sundance Film Festival.

Read the full story here:
http://www.ntid.rit.edu/media/full_text.php?article_id=1062

Brought to you by the other Orange Deafie Blog at http://ocdac.wordpress.com/

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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.

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FROM THE BLOGSPHERE

HearForever personalizes the Hearing Conservation experience through a series of
new advertisements and a special microsite, www.hearforever.org

The ad series addresses the connections between human interactions and hearing
loss through thought-provoking images that question, inspire and empower people
to make healthy hearing decisions as part of everyday life.

HearForever.org provides information on the latest advances, research and
discoveries of noise-induced hearing loss detection and prevention. The site is
an extensive source for educational, informative and motivational materials to
help prevent noise-induced hearing loss both on and off the job.


Brought to you by the Hearing For Life Foundation Http://www.hear-for-life.org

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DO YOU HAVE TINNITUS? ARE YOUR EARS RINGING ALOUD BY ITSELF? DO YOU WANT THAT
TO STOP?

Tinnitus affects people with or without hearing loss.

Tinnitus is the ringing sensation that occurs in the ears. Severe tinnitus can
be painful and disable a person. Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center has two
people serving in a patient advocacy council. Orange County Deaf Advocacy
Center wants to help people retain their productivity by helping them manage
tinnitus.

We are introducing a nutraceutical cocktail of Ginkgo Biloba, Zinc, and Garlic
to manage tinnitus (ringing) in the ears. New studies show that a combination
of these three working together helps manage tinnitus. We have the research
that suggest the cocktail helps manage tinnitus.

This cocktail doesn't create the flush reaction you get from using high dosage
of Niacin taken to manage tinnitus.

Tinnitus management kit contains Ginkgo Biloba, Zinc, Garlic, pill minders box,
carrying case, and 2 sets of ear plugs.

Kit is assembled by people with disabilities.

If you care about your ears, please shop through our paypal link below now

Tinnitus 2 month management kit $79.99 - Free Shipping On All Orders!
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=8502596

Refills each month $29.99 (Link will be mailed to you with your order)

The funds generated from this offering will be returned to the community in the
form of assisted housing, education, advocacy, free equipment, outreach, and
conference activities.

***These Statements have not been evaluated by the US FDA. This product is not
intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease. There is no guarantee this
will help you manage tinnitus. This may work on some people and this may not
work on some people too.

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FROM THE VLOGSPHERE (VIDEO BLOGGING)

The Deafvideo.tv website has detoriated down to the point they now carry hate
vlogs like Dogmusher's vlogs sporting rifles with a text messages of hunting
down a black vlogger. You can see all that in the 4 pictures below.

http://www.hear-for-life.org/dm1t.png

http://www.hear-for-life.org/dm1b.png

http://www.hear-for-life.org/dm2t.png

http://www.hear-for-life.org/dm2b.png

Brought to you by Eye Fire Vlogs Http://eyefirevlogs.com

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Please donate to Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center. We have a lot of work to
do on behalf of people with hearing and speech impairments and we have a
donation form ready for your use.

Donation form :
http://partners.guidestar.org/controller/searchResults.gs?action_donateReport=1&\
partner=networkforgood&ein=33-0806007


Thank you very much for the time you've taken to read this newsletter and
clicking on the donation link above.

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FROM THE NEWSLETTER READERS

Send us your letters. Send your brickbats or boquets to tagboard7(at)juno.com
and we'll start including them starting November 2009.

Brought to you by Deaf Paradise Http://deafparadise.ning.com/

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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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