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

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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.

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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


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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


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Help us raise some funds with our tupperware fundraiser.

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

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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


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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


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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

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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/

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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

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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


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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

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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


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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
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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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