Saturday, June 19, 2010

The 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-5a4c\
28d4723f


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

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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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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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