Saturday, February 26, 2011

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center Newsletter - February 26, 2011

Greetings everyone,

I begin this newsletter with a sad note that Deafvideo.tv website has become infected with a behavioral syndrome that has caused Aslrocks.net website to crash and close. People from Aslrocks.net simply flocked to Deafvideo.tv website and then shortly afterwards they started spewing out their trademark bullying language in their new home. This is very critical because the owner of Deafvideo.tv happens to be married to an attorney employed by the National Association of the Deaf. Therefore it is a safe bet that this infectious behavioral syndrome will spread into the National Association of the Deaf. So when the National Association of the Deaf becomes a bully, the entire deaf community loses big time. All efforts must be taken to ensure this infectious behavioral syndrome stops at Deafvideo.tv and not spread to National Association of the Deaf because it's the home, the soul, the fire, and the power of the deaf community.

We are cranking up our Meetup program to meet again at a local restaurant starting this coming May. We have 3 meetup groups. They are;

1) The Orange County Deaf & Hearing Impaired Meetup Group (148 members) http://www.meetup.com/deaf-38/
2) The Orange County American Sign Language Meetup Group (419 members) http://www.meetup.com/asl-37/
3) Oral Deaf Orange County (40 members) http://www.meetup.com/deaf-263/

More information is available to members, so if you want to know more, join a group. We look forward to seeing and entertaining all of our meetup members starting May.

Richard Roehm, Chairman
On behalf of Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center

===============================================

Our ebay store http://stores.ebay.com/OCDAC-Adaptive-Equipment-and-More

Funds raised would go to supporting a variety of advocacy, training, education, outreach, and residency programs offered by the Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center.

This link will give you a head start on Valentine's Day shopping http://stores.ebay.com/OCDAC-Adaptive-Equipment-and-More/_i.html?_nkw=I+love+you&submit=Search&_sid=12597986 as theres many non verbal ways to say "I Love You"

Your support is always needed. Please visit the store and see our new items.

===============================================

Our meetups scheduling will resume starting May 2011.

The Orange County Deaf & Hearing Impaired Meetup Group http://www.meetup.com/deaf-38/

The Orange County American Sign Language Meetup Group http://www.meetup.com/asl-37/

Oral Deaf Orange County http://www.meetup.com/deaf-263/

===============================================

Doctors must be trained to communicate with the deaf

An advocate for the hearing impaired community is calling for doctors and health workers to be trained in Jamaican sign language so that they can communicate effectively with their deaf patients.

Read more at : http://www.jis.gov.jm/news/106-health/26865-doctors-must-be-trained-to-communicate-with-the-deaf

===============================================

Help us raise some funds with our tupperware fundraiser.

Our tupperware fundraiser http://shortlinks.deafadvocacy.org/tupperware

===============================================

Lawmakers Give Thumbs Up To Sign Language Courses

Virginia students soon might have another choice when selecting a foreign language to pursue.

Read more at : http://www.newsleader.com/article/20110221/NEWS01/102210320/1002/news01/Lawmakers+give+thumbs+up+to+Sign+Language+courses

===============================================

Deaf Woman Storms PM's Stage

Security officers protecting Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva are being blamed for allowing a deaf woman to confront him on the stage at a function.

Read more at : http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/222827/deaf-woman-storms-pm-stage

===============================================

Donate to Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center is a transparent organization serving the needs of people with disabilities and our transparency is visible at http://rct.doj.ca.gov/MyLicenseVerification/Details.aspx?agency_id=1&license_id=1003712& and we are current with our State of California reporting requirements.

Give us a hand. Go to https://www.justgive.org/nonprofits/donate.jsp?ein=33-0806007

===============================================

Churches, Hospitals Asked To Employ Sign Language Interpreters

Mr Simon Nyadro, Ho Municipal Advocacy Committee Chairman of the Ghana Federation of the Disabled (GFD), has called on churches and hospitals to engage the services of sign language interpreters to facilitate communication between them and the deaf.

Read more at : http://www.ghananewsagency.org/s_humaninterest/r_25655

===============================================

Paypal is one super online payment system we all come to know for now. However a new company called Paybox is rising up using the same babysteps as paypal. They need at least 3 million members before they can open up to the public and your help is needed. We will get $10.00 for each new paybox signup. New signups will be given $25.00 in startup funds. Now isn't that a win win situation for you and our organization?

Paybox http://www.paybox.me/r/ocdac

===============================================

Deaf eligible for driving licence: Delhi high court

The Delhi high court allowed on Monday the plea of National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and said if the deaf person approaches the transport department for a driving licence then the same should be given if he passes the test.

Read more at : http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_deaf-eligible-for-driving-licence-delhi-high-court_1508037

===============================================

For over 37 years, Labels for Education® has supported organizations across the country by providing more than $110 million in free educational merchandise. This year, the Labels for Education program is getting even better with a new look and focus on the Arts, Athletics and Academic enrichment programs that can spark children's successes. Labels for Education is also adding new partnerships and resources. With your help, the Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center can make this year the best ever! To meet our goals, we need to collect 1,000,000 points.

Campbells Labels For Education Program http://www.deafadvocacy.org/campbells

===============================================

Aaron Kubey Resigns As Director Of National Theatre Of The Deaf

Aaron Kubey is exiting as executive director and president of the West Hartford-based National Theatre of the Deaf.

Read more at : http://blogs.courant.com/curtain/2011/02/xxxxxxx-3.html

===============================================

**********************
**** DISCLAIMER ****
**********************

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.

Feel free to forward this email message IN ITS ENTIRETY to anyone and 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 newsletter.

Our physical address is P.O. Box 4339, Santa Ana, California, 92702-4339 and this email is in compliance with CAN-SPAM Act of 2003.

To subscribe to this newsletter go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ocdacnewsletter/ or send a blank email to ocdacnewsletter-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center Newsletter - February 26, 2011

Greetings everyone,

I begin this newsletter with a sad note that Deafvideo.tv website has become
infected with a behavioral syndrome that has caused Aslrocks.net website to
crash and close. People from Aslrocks.net simply flocked to Deafvideo.tv
website and then shortly afterwards they started spewing out their trademark
bullying language in their new home. This is very critical because the owner of
Deafvideo.tv happens to be married to an attorney employed by the National
Association of the Deaf. Therefore it is a safe bet that this infectious
behavorial syndrome will spread into the National Association of the Deaf. So
when the National Association of the Deaf becomes a bully, the entire deaf
community loses big time. All efforts must be taken to ensure this infectious
behavioral syndrome stops at Deafvideo.tv and not spread to National Association
of the Deaf because it's the home, the soul, the fire, and the power of the deaf
community.

We are cranking up our Meetup program to meet again at a local restaurant
starting this coming May. We have 3 meetup groups. They are;

1) The Orange County Deaf & Hearing Impaired Meetup Group (148 members)
http://www.meetup.com/deaf-38/
2) The Orange County American Sign Language Meetup Group (419 members)
http://www.meetup.com/asl-37/
3) Oral Deaf Orange County (40 members) http://www.meetup.com/deaf-263/

More information is available to members, so if you want to know more join a
group. We look forward to seeing and entertaining all of our meetup members
starting May.

Richard Roehm, Chairman
On behalf of Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center

===============================================

Our ebay store http://stores.ebay.com/OCDAC-Adaptive-Equipment-and-More

Funds raised would go to supporting a variety of advocacy, training, education,
outreach, and residency programs offered by the Orange County Deaf Advocacy
Center.

This link will give you a head start on Valentine's Day shopping
http://stores.ebay.com/OCDAC-Adaptive-Equipment-and-More/_i.html?_nkw=I+love+you\
&submit=Search&_sid=12597986
as theres many non verbal ways to say "I Love You"

Your support is always needed. Please visit the store and see our new items.

===============================================

Our meetups scheduling will resume starting May 2011.

The Orange County Deaf & Hearing Impaired Meetup Group
http://www.meetup.com/deaf-38/

The Orange County American Sign Language Meetup Group
http://www.meetup.com/asl-37/

Oral Deaf Orange County http://www.meetup.com/deaf-263/

===============================================

Doctors must be trained to communicate with the deaf

An advocate for the hearing impaired community is calling for doctors and health
workers to be trained in Jamaican sign language so that they can communicate
effectively with their deaf patients.

Read more at :
http://www.jis.gov.jm/news/106-health/26865-doctors-must-be-trained-to-communica\
te-with-the-deaf


===============================================

Help us raise some funds with our tupperware fundraiser.

Our tupperware fundraiser http://shortlinks.deafadvocacy.org/tupperware

===============================================

Lawmakers Give Thumbs Up To Sign Language Courses

Virginia students soon might have another choice when selecting a foreign
language to pursue.

Read more at :
http://www.newsleader.com/article/20110221/NEWS01/102210320/1002/news01/Lawmaker\
s+give+thumbs+up+to+Sign+Language+courses


===============================================

Deaf Woman Storms PM's Stage

Security officers protecting Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva are being blamed
for allowing a deaf woman to confront him on the stage at a function.

Read more at :
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/222827/deaf-woman-storms-pm-stage

===============================================

Donate to Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center is a transparent organization serving the
needs of people with disabilities and our transparency is visible at
http://rct.doj.ca.gov/MyLicenseVerification/Details.aspx?agency_id=1&license_id=\
1003712&
and we are current with our State of California reporting requirements.

Give us a hand. Go to
https://www.justgive.org/nonprofits/donate.jsp?ein=33-0806007

===============================================

Churches, Hospitals Asked To Employ Sign Language Interpreters

Mr Simon Nyadro, Ho Municipal Advocacy Committee Chairman of the Ghana
Federation of the Disabled (GFD), has called on churches and hospitals to engage
the services of sign language interpreters to facilitate communication between
them and the deaf.

Read more at : http://www.ghananewsagency.org/s_humaninterest/r_25655

===============================================

Paypal is one super online payment system we all come to know for now. However a
new company called Paybox is rising up using the same babysteps as paypal. They
need at least 3 million members before they can open up to the public and your
help is needed. We will get $10.00 for each new paybox signup. New signups
will be given $25.00 in startup funds. Now isn't that a win win situation for
you and our organization?

Paybox http://www.paybox.me/r/ocdac

===============================================

Deaf eligible for driving licence: Delhi high court

The Delhi high court allowed on Monday the plea of National Association of the
Deaf (NAD) and said if the deaf person approaches the transport department for a
driving licence then the same should be given if he passes the test.

Read more at :
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_deaf-eligible-for-driving-licence-delhi-hig\
h-court_1508037


===============================================

For over 37 years, Labels for Education® has supported organizations across the
country by providing more than $110 million in free educational merchandise.
This year, the Labels for Education program is getting even better with a new
look and focus on the Arts, Athletics and Academic enrichment programs that can
spark children's successes. Labels for Education is also adding new partnerships
and resources. With your help, the Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center can make
this year the best ever! To meet our goals, we need to collect 1,000,000 points.

Campbells Labels For Education Program http://www.deafadvocacy.org/campbells

===============================================

Aaron Kubey Resigns As Director Of National Theatre Of The Deaf

Aaron Kubey is exiting as executive director and president of the West
Hartford-based National Theatre of the Deaf.

Read more at : http://blogs.courant.com/curtain/2011/02/xxxxxxx-3.html

===============================================

**********************
**** DISCLAIMER ****
**********************

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.

Feel free to forward this email message IN ITS ENTIRETY to anyone and 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 newsletter.

Our physical address is P.O. Box 4339, Santa Ana, California, 92702-4339 and
this email is in compliance with CAN-SPAM Act of 2003.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center Newsletter - February 19, 2011

Greetings everyone,

A number of things are happening soon.

We have a bowl-a-thon event coming up on March 26, 2011 and if you're interested
in this go to http://www.deafadvocacy.org/bowl-a-thon

One of our volunteers said something nice about our agency see the video at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhK4DYKIZlg

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center partners with Southern California Edison to
help deaf / HOH save on electricity bills. Upon qualification, 3 wonderful
programs compliment a guaranteed rate reduction helps you use less electricity
and brings your Edison bill way down.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuiGJlf46p8 For more information send email
sce@deafadvocacy.org

We have a booth at the upcoming Pet Expo and more information about this is at
our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/ocdac and also were starting on the
planning for our 4 week long Orange County Fair education booth. You'll find
this info on our facebook page too.

Richard Roehm, Chairman
On behalf of Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center

===============================================

Our ebay store http://stores.ebay.com/OCDAC-Adaptive-Equipment-and-More

Funds raised would go to supporting a variety of advocacy, training, education,
outreach, and residency programs offered by the Orange County Deaf Advocacy
Center.

This link will give you a head start on Valentine's Day shopping
http://stores.ebay.com/OCDAC-Adaptive-Equipment-and-More/_i.html?_nkw=I+love+you\
&submit=Search&_sid=12597986
as theres many non verbal ways to say "I Love You"

Your support is always needed. Please visit the store and see our new items.

===============================================

Cochlear profit grows amid rising demand for hearing aids

Cochlear Ltd., the world's largest maker of bionic ears, on Tuesday reported a
16% rise in first-half profit as it expanded in emerging markets and people in
developed countries with only one implant opted for a second to improve
efficacy.

Read more at :
http://www.hearingaidknow.com/2011/02/08/cochlear-profit-rise-hearing-aid-demand\
/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DeafnessAndHearingA\
ids+%28Deafness+and+hearing+aids%29


===============================================

ICSD cancels Winter Deaflympics

The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) has sent out an
announcement to member countries that the 17th Winter Deaflympics are canceled.

Read more at :
http://www.usdeaflympics.org/articles/article/2011/feb/11/icsd-cancels-winter-de\
aflympics/


===============================================

Help us raise some funds with our tupperware fundraiser.

Our tupperware fundraiser http://shortlinks.deafadvocacy.org/tupperware

===============================================

Young robotics students show concept to aid deaf

Young innovators stopped by City Hall on Monday to show officials a new
invention to improve communications and a robot programmed for an upcoming
competition.

Read more at :
http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/local/west-volusia/2011/02/01/youths-buil\
d-robot-to-aid-deaf.html


===============================================

Conference set for those who have deaf children

A free one-day conference for northern Illinois families of children from
infants through age 21 who are deaf or hard of hearing is scheduled for Feb. 26
at the Center for Sight and Hearing in Rockford.

Read more at
:http://www.nwherald.com/2011/02/11/conference-set-for-those-who-have-deaf-child\
ren/axg6kbs/


===============================================

Donate to Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center is a transparent organization serving the
needs of people with disabilities and our transparency is visible at
http://rct.doj.ca.gov/MyLicenseVerification/Details.aspx?agency_id=1&license_id=\
1003712&
and we are current with our State of California reporting requirements.

Give us a hand. Go to
https://www.justgive.org/nonprofits/donate.jsp?ein=33-0806007

===============================================

VSA program introduces theatre to oral deaf students

For the past 25 years, the non-profit agency VSA Arts of Michigan Grand Rapids
has been connecting people with disabilities to the arts and art projects.

Read more at :
http://www.wzzm13.com/news/article/153871/48/Program-introduces-theatre-to-deaf-\
students?odyssey=mod
|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

===============================================

Paypal is one super online payment system we all come to know for now. However a
new company called Paybox is rising up using the same babysteps as paypal. They
need at least 3 million members before they can open up to the public and your
help is needed. We will get $10.00 for each new paybox signup. New signups
will be given $25.00 in startup funds. Now isn't that a win win situation for
you and our organization?

Paybox http://www.paybox.me/r/ocdac

===============================================

Gene detector to prevent child deafness in China

The 21 performers who danced the One Thousand Hands Buddha are admired by the
Chinese people because they succeeded in spite of being deaf. Unknown to most
who watched, 18 of the dancers became deaf because of inappropriate use of
antibiotics.

Read more at :
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/health/2011-02/10/c_13725709.htm

===============================================

For over 37 years, Labels for Education® has supported organizations across the
country by providing more than $110 million in free educational merchandise.
This year, the Labels for Education program is getting even better with a new
look and focus on the Arts, Athletics and Academic enrichment programs that can
spark children's successes. Labels for Education is also adding new partnerships
and resources. With your help, the Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center can make
this year the best ever! To meet our goals, we need to collect 1,000,000 points.

Campbells Labels For Education Program http://www.deafadvocacy.org/campbells

===============================================

National Center on Deafness hosts Miss Deaf CSUN pageant

Silent applause and screams poured out the doors of Plaza del Sol Friday night
as judges crowned this year's Miss Deaf CSUN 2011.

Read more at :
http://sundial.csun.edu/2011/02/national-center-on-deafness-hosts-miss-deaf-csun\
-pageant/


===============================================

**********************
**** DISCLAIMER ****
**********************

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.

Feel free to forward this email message IN ITS ENTIRETY to anyone and 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 newsletter.

Our physical address is P.O. Box 4339, Santa Ana, California, 92702-4339 and
this email is in compliance with CAN-SPAM Act of 2003.

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center Newsletter - February 19, 2011

Greetings everyone,

A number of things are happening soon.

We have a bowl-a-thon event coming up on March 26, 2011 and if you're interested in this go to http://www.deafadvocacy.org/bowl-a-thon

One of our volunteers said something nice about our agency see the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhK4DYKIZlg

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center partners with Southern California Edison to help deaf / HOH save on electricity bills. Upon qualification, 3 wonderful programs compliment a guaranteed rate reduction helps you use less electricity and brings your Edison bill way down. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuiGJlf46p8 For more information send email sce@deafadvocacy.org

We have a booth at the upcoming Pet Expo and more information about this is at our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/ocdac and also were starting on the planning for our 4 week long Orange County Fair education booth. You'll find this info on our facebook page too.

Richard Roehm, Chairman
On behalf of Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center

===============================================

Our ebay store http://stores.ebay.com/OCDAC-Adaptive-Equipment-and-More

Funds raised would go to supporting a variety of advocacy, training, education, outreach, and residency programs offered by the Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center.

This link will give you a head start on Valentine's Day shopping http://stores.ebay.com/OCDAC-Adaptive-Equipment-and-More/_i.html?_nkw=I+love+you&submit=Search&_sid=12597986 as theres many non verbal ways to say "I Love You"

Your support is always needed. Please visit the store and see our new items.

===============================================

Cochlear profit grows amid rising demand for hearing aids

Cochlear Ltd., the world’s largest maker of bionic ears, on Tuesday reported a 16% rise in first-half profit as it expanded in emerging markets and people in developed countries with only one implant opted for a second to improve efficacy.

Read more at : http://www.hearingaidknow.com/2011/02/08/cochlear-profit-rise-hearing-aid-demand/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DeafnessAndHearingAids+%28Deafness+and+hearing+aids%29

===============================================

ICSD cancels Winter Deaflympics

The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) has sent out an announcement to member countries that the 17th Winter Deaflympics are canceled.

Read more at : http://www.usdeaflympics.org/articles/article/2011/feb/11/icsd-cancels-winter-deaflympics/

===============================================

Help us raise some funds with our tupperware fundraiser.

Our tupperware fundraiser http://shortlinks.deafadvocacy.org/tupperware

===============================================

Young robotics students show concept to aid deaf

Young innovators stopped by City Hall on Monday to show officials a new invention to improve communications and a robot programmed for an upcoming competition.

Read more at : http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/local/west-volusia/2011/02/01/youths-build-robot-to-aid-deaf.html

===============================================

Conference set for those who have deaf children

A free one-day conference for northern Illinois families of children from infants through age 21 who are deaf or hard of hearing is scheduled for Feb. 26 at the Center for Sight and Hearing in Rockford.

Read more at :http://www.nwherald.com/2011/02/11/conference-set-for-those-who-have-deaf-children/axg6kbs/

===============================================

Donate to Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center is a transparent organization serving the needs of people with disabilities and our transparency is visible at http://rct.doj.ca.gov/MyLicenseVerification/Details.aspx?agency_id=1&license_id=1003712& and we are current with our State of California reporting requirements.

Give us a hand. Go to https://www.justgive.org/nonprofits/donate.jsp?ein=33-0806007

===============================================

VSA program introduces theatre to oral deaf students

For the past 25 years, the non-profit agency VSA Arts of Michigan Grand Rapids has been connecting people with disabilities to the arts and art projects.

Read more at : http://www.wzzm13.com/news/article/153871/48/Program-introduces-theatre-to-deaf-students?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

===============================================

Paypal is one super online payment system we all come to know for now. However a new company called Paybox is rising up using the same babysteps as paypal. They need at least 3 million members before they can open up to the public and your help is needed. We will get $10.00 for each new paybox signup. New signups will be given $25.00 in startup funds. Now isn't that a win win situation for you and our organization?

Paybox http://www.paybox.me/r/ocdac

===============================================

Gene detector to prevent child deafness in China

The 21 performers who danced the One Thousand Hands Buddha are admired by the Chinese people because they succeeded in spite of being deaf. Unknown to most who watched, 18 of the dancers became deaf because of inappropriate use of antibiotics.

Read more at : http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/health/2011-02/10/c_13725709.htm

===============================================

For over 37 years, Labels for Education® has supported organizations across the country by providing more than $110 million in free educational merchandise. This year, the Labels for Education program is getting even better with a new look and focus on the Arts, Athletics and Academic enrichment programs that can spark children's successes. Labels for Education is also adding new partnerships and resources. With your help, the Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center can make this year the best ever! To meet our goals, we need to collect 1,000,000 points.

Campbells Labels For Education Program http://www.deafadvocacy.org/campbells

===============================================

National Center on Deafness hosts Miss Deaf CSUN pageant

Silent applause and screams poured out the doors of Plaza del Sol Friday night as judges crowned this year’s Miss Deaf CSUN 2011.

Read more at : http://sundial.csun.edu/2011/02/national-center-on-deafness-hosts-miss-deaf-csun-pageant/

===============================================

**********************
**** DISCLAIMER ****
**********************

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.

Feel free to forward this email message IN ITS ENTIRETY to anyone and 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 newsletter.

Our physical address is P.O. Box 4339, Santa Ana, California, 92702-4339 and this email is in compliance with CAN-SPAM Act of 2003.

To subscribe to this newsletter go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ocdacnewsletter/ or send a blank email to ocdacnewsletter-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Thursday, February 10, 2011

OCDAC Partners With SCE To Help Deaf And HOH Save On Electricity Bills

Please see video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuiGJlf46p8





For the sign language challenged, the video talks about;

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center partners with Southern California Edison to
help deaf / HOH save on electricity bills. Upon qualification, 3 wonderful
programs compliment a guaranteed rate reduction helps you use less electricity
and brings your Edison bill way down.

For more information or to get started email us your name and account number
through youtube or to sce@deafadvocacy.org

Our assistance is free to you!

OCDAC Partners With SCE To Help Deaf And HOH Save On Electricity Bill

Please see video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuiGJlf46p8

For the sign language challenged, the video talks about;

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center partners with Southern California Edison to
help deaf / HOH save on electricity bills. Upon qualification, 3 wonderful
programs compliment a guaranteed rate reduction helps you use less electricity
and brings your Edison bill way down.

For more information or to get started email us your name and account number
through youtube or to sce@deafadvocacy.org

Our assistance is free to you!

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center Newsletter - February 6, 2011

Greetings everyone,

Let's start this newsletter with a short commentary to CSI's "The Two Grissoms"
episode. The commentary will bring up an interesting observation.

The MVP goes to the TTY which was shown twice in the show as a communication
device in a deaf person's dorm and in a deaf person's workplace. Introduced over
30 years ago the TTY's are still being used by the majority of the deaf
community. Lacking in it's place, the videophone which have been around for
almost a decade has failed to gain the attention of the Hollywood moguls as a
communication device for the deaf.

Our service statistics for the year 2009 and 2010 have been posted at our
website. This is raw data. Take the opportunity to see our transparency and see
who comes to us for help, and what we did to help them. And then please
consider making a donation to us.

Next newsletter is in two weeks.

Richard Roehm, Chairman
On behalf of Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center

===============================================

Our ebay store http://stores.ebay.com/OCDAC-Adaptive-Equipment-and-More

Funds raised would go to supporting a variety of advocacy, training, education,
outreach, and residency programs offered by the Orange County Deaf Advocacy
Center.

This link will give you a head start on Valentine's Day shopping
http://stores.ebay.com/OCDAC-Adaptive-Equipment-and-More/_i.html?_nkw=I+love+you\
&submit=Search&_sid=12597986
as theres many non verbal ways to say "I Love You"

Your support is always needed. Please visit the store and see our new items.

===============================================

For first time, Super Bowl to be fully captioned for hearing-impaired

The NFL, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and Fox are announcing that
the Super Bowl will be completely captioned for the first time in history,
including all nationally-televised TV commercials and promotions.

Read more at :
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gameon/post/2011/02/for-first-time-super\
-bowl-telecast-to-be-fully-captioned-for-hearing-impaired/1


===============================================

Sign language course helps police communicate with deaf and deafened

More than 40 officers and staff have been taught basic sign language to help
them communicate with Deaf and deafened people across Somerset East.

Read more at :
http://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/LocalPages/NewsDetails.aspx?nsid=22645&t=1&\
lid=4


===============================================

Help us raise some funds with our tupperware fundraiser.

Our tupperware fundraiser http://shortlinks.deafadvocacy.org/tupperware

===============================================

Young robotics students show concept to aid deaf

Young innovators stopped by City Hall on Monday to show officials a new
invention to improve communications and a robot programmed for an upcoming
competition.

Read more at :
http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/local/west-volusia/2011/02/01/youths-buil\
d-robot-to-aid-deaf.html


===============================================

Deaf Brea woman develops passion for running

It wasn't long ago that Linda Maglione, deaf since age 2 from spinal meningitis,
recoiled at the thought of lacing up running shoes and hitting the trail.

Read more at :
http://articles.ocregister.com/2011-01-31/news/27094207_1_trainer-first-marathon\
-biggest-loser


===============================================

Donate to Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center is a transparent organization serving the
needs of people with disabilities and our transparency is visible at
http://rct.doj.ca.gov/MyLicenseVerification/Details.aspx?agency_id=1&license_id=\
1003712&
and we are current with our State of California reporting requirements.

Give us a hand. Go to
https://www.justgive.org/nonprofits/donate.jsp?ein=33-0806007

===============================================

S.D. schools offer hearing test for kids

Can you hear me now? Recent news articles about how iPods and MP3 players could
lead to hearing loss in teenagers led Pierre school officials to enact a new
test to check students' hearing.

Read more at :
http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/191857/group/homepage/

===============================================

Paypal is one super online payment system we all come to know for now. However a
new company called Paybox is rising up using the same babysteps as paypal. They
need at least 3 million members before they can open up to the public and your
help is needed. We will get $10.00 for each new paybox signup. New signups
will be given $25.00 in startup funds. Now isn't that a win win situation for
you and our organization?

Paybox http://www.paybox.me/r/ocdac

===============================================

Central Institute for Deaf names president

The Central Institute for the Deaf named former Belden President and Chief
Executive C. Baker Cunningham its new board president.

Read more at :
http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/news/2011/01/31/central-institute-for-deaf-na\
mes-leader.html


===============================================

For over 37 years, Labels for Education® has supported organizations across the
country by providing more than $110 million in free educational merchandise.
This year, the Labels for Education program is getting even better with a new
look and focus on the Arts, Athletics and Academic enrichment programs that can
spark children's successes. Labels for Education is also adding new partnerships
and resources. With your help, the Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center can make
this year the best ever! To meet our goals, we need to collect 1,000,000 points.

Campbells Labels For Education Program http://www.deafadvocacy.org/campbells

===============================================

Boy gets his hearing back following theft

A man has been charged over a snatch-and-grab robbery of a deaf and blind
five-year-old boy on the Gold Coast.

Read more at :
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/boy-gets-his-hearing-back-followin\
g-theft-20110131-1ab11.html


===============================================

**********************
**** DISCLAIMER ****
**********************

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.

Feel free to forward this email message IN ITS ENTIRETY to anyone and 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 newsletter.

Our physical address is P.O. Box 4339, Santa Ana, California, 92702-4339 and
this email is in compliance with CAN-SPAM Act of 2003.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center Newsletter - February 6, 2011

Greetings everyone,

Let's start this newsletter with a short commentary to CSI's "The Two Grissoms"
episode. The commentary will bring up an interesting observation.

The MVP goes to the TTY which was shown twice in the show as a communication
device in a deaf person's dorm and in a deaf person's workplace. Introduced over
30 years ago the TTY's are still being used by the majority of the deaf
community. Lacking in it's place, the videophone which have been around for
almost a decade has failed to gain the attention of the Hollywood moguls as a
communication device for the deaf.

Our service statistics for the year 2009 and 2010 have been posted at our
website. This is raw data. Take the opportunity to see our transparency and see
who comes to us for help, and what we did to help them. And then please
consider making a donation to us.

Next newsletter is in two weeks.

Richard Roehm, Chairman
On behalf of Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center

===============================================

Our ebay store http://stores.ebay.com/OCDAC-Adaptive-Equipment-and-More

Funds raised would go to supporting a variety of advocacy, training, education,
outreach, and residency programs offered by the Orange County Deaf Advocacy
Center.

This link will give you a head start on Valentine's Day shopping
http://stores.ebay.com/OCDAC-Adaptive-Equipment-and-More/_i.html?_nkw=I+love+you\
&submit=Search&_sid=12597986
as theres many non verbal ways to say "I Love You"

Your support is always needed. Please visit the store and see our new items.

===============================================

For first time, Super Bowl to be fully captioned for hearing-impaired

The NFL, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and Fox are announcing that
the Super Bowl will be completely captioned for the first time in history,
including all nationally-televised TV commercials and promotions.

Read more at :
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gameon/post/2011/02/for-first-time-super\
-bowl-telecast-to-be-fully-captioned-for-hearing-impaired/1


===============================================

Sign language course helps police communicate with deaf and deafened

More than 40 officers and staff have been taught basic sign language to help
them communicate with Deaf and deafened people across Somerset East.

Read more at :
http://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/LocalPages/NewsDetails.aspx?nsid=22645&t=1&\
lid=4


===============================================

Help us raise some funds with our tupperware fundraiser.

Our tupperware fundraiser http://shortlinks.deafadvocacy.org/tupperware

===============================================

Young robotics students show concept to aid deaf

Young innovators stopped by City Hall on Monday to show officials a new
invention to improve communications and a robot programmed for an upcoming
competition.

Read more at :
http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/local/west-volusia/2011/02/01/youths-buil\
d-robot-to-aid-deaf.html


===============================================

Deaf Brea woman develops passion for running

It wasn't long ago that Linda Maglione, deaf since age 2 from spinal meningitis,
recoiled at the thought of lacing up running shoes and hitting the trail.

Read more at :
http://articles.ocregister.com/2011-01-31/news/27094207_1_trainer-first-marathon\
-biggest-loser


===============================================

Donate to Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center is a transparent organization serving the
needs of people with disabilities and our transparency is visible at
http://rct.doj.ca.gov/MyLicenseVerification/Details.aspx?agency_id=1&license_id=\
1003712&
and we are current with our State of California reporting requirements.

Give us a hand. Go to
https://www.justgive.org/nonprofits/donate.jsp?ein=33-0806007

===============================================

S.D. schools offer hearing test for kids

Can you hear me now? Recent news articles about how iPods and MP3 players could
lead to hearing loss in teenagers led Pierre school officials to enact a new
test to check students' hearing.

Read more at :
http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/191857/group/homepage/

===============================================

Paypal is one super online payment system we all come to know for now. However a
new company called Paybox is rising up using the same babysteps as paypal. They
need at least 3 million members before they can open up to the public and your
help is needed. We will get $10.00 for each new paybox signup. New signups
will be given $25.00 in startup funds. Now isn't that a win win situation for
you and our organization?

Paybox http://www.paybox.me/r/ocdac

===============================================

Central Institute for Deaf names president

The Central Institute for the Deaf named former Belden President and Chief
Executive C. Baker Cunningham its new board president.

Read more at :
http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/news/2011/01/31/central-institute-for-deaf-na\
mes-leader.html


===============================================

For over 37 years, Labels for Education® has supported organizations across the
country by providing more than $110 million in free educational merchandise.
This year, the Labels for Education program is getting even better with a new
look and focus on the Arts, Athletics and Academic enrichment programs that can
spark children's successes. Labels for Education is also adding new partnerships
and resources. With your help, the Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center can make
this year the best ever! To meet our goals, we need to collect 1,000,000 points.

Campbells Labels For Education Program http://www.deafadvocacy.org/campbells

===============================================

Boy gets his hearing back following theft

A man has been charged over a snatch-and-grab robbery of a deaf and blind
five-year-old boy on the Gold Coast.

Read more at :
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/boy-gets-his-hearing-back-followin\
g-theft-20110131-1ab11.html


===============================================

**********************
**** DISCLAIMER ****
**********************

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.

Feel free to forward this email message IN ITS ENTIRETY to anyone and 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 newsletter.