Friday, March 04, 2011

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center Newsletter - March 5, 2011

Greetings everyone,

This issue, we talk about our yahoo news groups lists. Now you as a subscriber to this newsletter is already familiar with this news group. We have a few more news groups in our control over a variety of subsections that concerns the deaf community.

1) Deafhood. 36 members. Discussion on deafness, deafhood, promotion and preservation of deafness, and responsible deaf and deafhood advocacy. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/deafhood/

2) Gallynet. 21 members. Discussions pertaining to higher education of the hearing impaired communities and not be limited to Gallaudet University stakeholders. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Gallynet/

3) Ocdacvolunteer. 328 members. This is a group for volunteers at the Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center. We will post events, and news, and collaborate on projects in this group. This is where we share ideas on helping our agency help others with those interested in helping us out. List members will be screened out to make sure theyre fit to help us out. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ocdacvolunteer/

And another news we are setting up a sign language competition in memory of Kenneth Algaze to take place in Septembers each year. This will be replacing the Johnny Scott Memorial Chess matches we've had in the past. Technology advancements to chess playing makes opportunities in one-on-one chess matches less attractive and feasible.

Finally when you have free time to spare, take a look at my videos at http://www.aslvlogs.com/?u=tagboard7 and I'm grateful to Ken Davis for setting up a website so we can share our wonderful videos with the sign language population.

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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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/

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In a world of whistles, deaf referee is on call

By the time Jim Segala was an upperclassman at Frontier Regional School in South Deerfield, Mass., he was known for more than just his scoring ability on a team that would finish as state runner-up his senior year in 1986.

Read More at : http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20110227/SPORTS08/102270356/In-world-whistles-deaf-referee-call?odyssey=nav|head

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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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Greater equality for sign language users - Crockart

Edinburgh West MP, Mike Crockart, today called for equal access to telecommunications for sign language users at the launch of a new campaign, VRS Today!

Read More at : http://www.glasgowlibdems.org.uk/201102252405/Scottish-Lib-Dems/greater-equality-for-sign-language-users-crockart.html

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Students take time to sign

Ruth Brunner's seventh grade American Sign Language class at Windsor Middle School is in its eighth week and already demonstrating proficiency in signing.

Read More at : http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20110226/WINDSORBEACON01/102260315/Students-take-time-to-sign

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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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Speaking -- and reading -- in their own language

When Tim and Deadra Stewart talk, their hands move, not their lips. The couple converse in American Sign Language, a language many deaf people in the United States and Canada consider their first language.

Read More at : http://www.news-leader.com/article/20110226/LIFE07/102260328/1007/NEWS01/?odyssey=nav|head

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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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Senator eyes fee on Utah'scell phones

Utahns' cell phone bills could go up $2.40 a year under a legislative proposal that would add a monthly surcharge to fund telecommunication devices for people who are speech and hearing impaired.

Read More at : http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700113498/Senator-eyes-fee-on-Utahscell-phones.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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(Deaf) Church volunteer sentenced to 22 years for child porn

A Baptist church volunteer who confessed to sexually abusing nine boys and was found by FBI agents to have gathered more than 10,000 pieces of child pornography was sentenced to 22 years in prison Friday.

Read More at : http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/crime/os-child-porn-deaf-ministry-20110225,0,4412855.story

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