Sunday, June 20, 2010

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center Newsletter - June 19, 2010

THE TOP STORIES OF THE WEEK

This week's newsletter is again one of the richest resource of all the newsletters we've published. This is real food for your brain and your advocacy zeals.

The Southeast ADA Center is pleased to announce the release of the 2010 Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Anniversary Tool Kit and Southeast Region Supplement: ADA Toolkit. Together with our Affiliate Networks and Partners, we have accomplished significant results toward voluntary ADA compliance. The Tool Kit captures our collective achievements and offers informative materials designed to help you plan and publicize your ADA activities during the ADA Anniversary and throughout the year.

http://adaanniversary.org/

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

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DO YOUR SHOPPING AT OUR WEBSTORE.

We have lots of new items and our webstore count stands at over 800 items. We have fresh donations. We hope to have over 900 items by the end of this season!

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.

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THE GRAPEVINES

Disability Mentoring Day Will Be October 20, 2010

The Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center (OCDAC) announced that the 2010 Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) will be held nationally on October 20th. Each year, DMD connects nearly 20,000 students and job seekers with disabilities to thousands of employers in over 300 locations in the U.S. and 23 foreign countries. OCDAC says Disability Mentoring Day is an opportunity for employers to "recruit interns; tap a pool of potential future employees; learn more about the experience of disability; develop lasting relationships with disability community leaders; demonstrate positive leadership in their communities; and attract positive media attention".

Brought to you by The Orange Deafie Blog Http://www.deafadvocacy.org/blog/blog.html

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FACE TO FACE TIMES

Presumed Disability: Proposed Regulations Reflect the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) Intent to Vigorously Enforce the Amended Americans with Disabilities Act

See that at http://www.jdsupra.com/post/documentViewer.aspx?fid=d79efa9a-2ab6-4f36-a2aa-5a4c28d4723f

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

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MAXED OUT ON YOUR CREDIT CARDS @ NEED CHEAPER AUTO INSURANCE?

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, and uses the card.

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FREE AUTO INSURANCE QUOTES

This brokerage http://oc.insure2.us has people familiar with deaf motorists.

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THE FINGER BOWS

Participants Needed: Risk Perceptions in Accommodating Entertainment Patrons with Disabilities Study

ADA/504 Coordinators and those with an interest in venue accessibility are invited to participate in a research study analyzing risk perceptions of entertainment venue managers in accommodating patrons with disabilities. This study is being conducted by researchers at the University of South Carolina to learn more about accommodating patrons with disabilities at entertainment venues. This confidential survey should take about nine minutes to complete.

Survey is at http://schospitality.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_20q97IJY0jpSO0Y&SVID=Prod

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

National Federation of the Blind Files Complaints against Nine Law Schools

The National Federation of the Blind filed complaints with the Justice Department's civil rights division against nine law schools, claiming they violated the ADA and asking the department to compel them not to use the Law School Admission Council's online application process.

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

Disability Nondiscrimination Law Advisor

This new online tool from the U.S. Department of Labor helps employers quickly determine which federal disability nondiscrimination laws apply to their business or organization and their responsibilities under them.

Fidn it at http://www.dol.gov/elaws/odep.htm

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)

Self-Advocacy for High School Students with Disabilities

The Disability Law Lowdown has posted a podcast (February 11, 2010) about self-advocacy for high school students with disabilities. Jacquie Brennan discusses a new information sheet published by the Pacer Center (www.pacer.org) that provides valuable information for high school students about how to plan for their future by taking an active role in IEP meetings and transition planning, whether the transition is to employment, post-secondary education, or independent living. It is important that students learn to advocate for themselves so that goals are set and plans are made that include their own desires and needs. The Disability Law Lowdown is a project of the national network of ten ADA Centers, offering technical assistance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act and other disability-related laws. The Disability Law Lowdown is a free podcast series available in English, Spanish, and American Sign Language. To subscribe or listen to archived podcasts, visit DisabilityLawLowdown.com

Brought to you by the 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 youve taken to read this newsletter and clicking on the donation link above.

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FROM THE NEWSLETTER READERS

ASL Video Podcast Series: Disability Law Lowdown

Bi-weekly videos on disability law delivered with American Sign Language (ASL), captioning, voice-over, and transcripts. Subscribe via web or iTunes.

Web: dll-asl.ada-podcast.org/

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

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**** DISCLAIMER ****
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The OCDAC Newsletter is designed to share information of interest to people with disabilities, their friends, associates, and relatives and promote advocacy in the disability community. Information circulated herein does not necessarily express the views of The Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center. The OCDAC Newsletter is non-partisan. OCDAC Newsletter does not sell advertising space.

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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