Sunday, June 19, 2011

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center Newsletter - June 19, 2011

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center Newsletter - June 19, 2011

Greetings everyone,

Our next event is at the OC Animal Cares Pet Expo at the Animal Shelter and that's happening this coming Saturday. We have a full booth there to educate people about service animals, and solicit donations in the same way we did at the Pet Expo at the fairgrounds. This event is at the Animal Shelter in Orange just across from the Block At Orange.

And finally, we are basically done putting together a very resourceful booth to be at the Orange County Fair this summer. We have the admission and parking tickets for our booth volunteers.

We're also all set for the Cypress festival food stand fundraising.

Our online store has started a sale of it's braille magazine inventory in effort to create additional space for new product that's being developed.

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

Our ebay store http://eCa.sh/NYAh

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

We"re always adding many new items each month.

Your support is always needed. Please visit the store and see our new items.
http://ocdac.eCa.sh/adakit

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

Join us in our monthly meetups.

The Orange County Deaf & Hearing Impaired Meetup Group http://eCa.sh/yAHP

The Orange County American Sign Language Meetup Group http://eCa.sh/SHbd

Oral Deaf Orange County http://eCa.sh/bYDu

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

The Shocking Data about Noise Induced Hearing Loss in the Workforce

While hearing loss is often attributed to natural aging or the iPod generation's exposure to loud music, hearing impairment due to noise at work is particularly prevalent.

Read more at :
http://www.hearingaidknow.com/2011/06/18/noise-induced-hearing-loss-workplace

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

FBI Flash notice (How John Yeh ended up in jail)

When the VRS fraud defendants were arrested in 2009, Magistrate Judge Arpert agreed to let them out on bail if they agreed to be supervised by Pre-Trial Services (PTS). PTS is basically like probation/parole supervision, but only for prior to sentencing.

Read more at :
http://clercjr.wordpress.com/2011/06/18/fbi-flash-notice-how-john-yeh-ended-up-i\
n-jail/


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

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center has a facebook page. "Like it" and you'll be kept up to the minute on latest info regarding our organization and activities.
Our facebook page is at http://eCa.sh/mYkZ

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

Deaf Parenting Blog is opening soon in July 2011

Parenting can seem overwhelming because there never be enough time. This is why I created Parenting education studio. It is fun and creative, easy to use! Parenting education studio will show you about parenting tools, parent resources, parenting tip, recipes for kids, crafts & art, fun activity ideas in American Sign Language (ASL)videos. It can benefit for parents, grandparents, nannies or babysitters.

Read more at :
http://deafparentingblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/deaf-parenting-blog-is-opening-soo\
n-in.html


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

The new deaf generation....listening and speaking.

Cochlear implant technology has enabled a whole new generation of deaf people enabling them the ability to speak, listen and understand the spoken word, and acquire a language.

Read more at :
http://kokonutpundits.blogspot.com/2011/06/new-deaf-generationlistening-and.html

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

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 http://eCa.sh/U3se

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

Special Announcement from CSD Fremont

CSD announcement: New Superintendent has been selected: Sean Virnig as 10th and 1st deaf Superintendent of CSD Fremont – Congratulations and Best wishes

Read more at :
http://ideafnews.com/2011/06/14/special-announcement-from-csd-fremont/

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

Can vitamins and minerals prevent hearing loss?

About 10 million people in the United States alone—from troops returning from war to students with music blasting through headphones—are suffering from impairing noise-induced hearing loss.

Read more at :
http://www.hearingaidknow.com/2008/11/18/can-vitamins-and-minerals-prevent-heari\
ng-loss/


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

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

Recently they have developed a merchant system that enables members to buy and sell digital products. This is one big step toward making this a viable payment system.

Virtapay http://eCa.sh/xPU3

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

Support for parents with deaf children

A NEW website is launching this week for a support group for parents of deaf and hard-of-hearing children that has been set up by a woman from Kilsallaghan.

Read more at :
http://www.fingal-independent.ie/local-notes/support-for-parents-with-deaf-child\
ren-2675213.html


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

Program to open world of communication for deaf teen

Kelly Gomez will go to the Grand Canyon to see its magnificence while learning to teach the importance of hearing.

Read more at :
http://www.eagletribune.com/local/x947032547/Program-to-open-world-of-communicat\
ion-for-deaf-teen


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

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://eCa.sh/kAIL

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

Deaf Bible translation center sees results

When The Seed Company dedicated their Deaf Bible Training and Translation Center in Kenya, they had no idea the impact their work would have on the Deaf community.

Read more at : http://www.mnnonline.org/article/15849

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

Viagra has almost turned `sex-loving' Hugh Hefner deaf!

Two 21-year-old twins, who were the former lovers of Hugh Hefner have revealed that the 'Playboy' chief has gone partially deaf because he takes too much of Viagra.

Read more at : http://www.dailyindia.com/show/446032.php

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

**********************
**** 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.

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center Newsletter - June 19, 2011

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center Newsletter - June 19, 2011

Greetings everyone,

Our next event is at the OC Animal Cares Pet Expo at the Animal Shelter and
thats happening this coming Saturday. We have a full booth there to educate
people about service animals, and solicit donations in the same way we did at
the Pet Expo at the fairgrounds. This event is at the Animal Shelter in Orange
just across from the Block At Orange.

And finally, we are basically done putting together a very resourceful booth to
be at the Orange County Fair this summer. We have the admission and parking
tickets for our booth volunteers.

We're also all set for the Cypress festival foodstand fundraising.

Our online store has started a sale of it's braille magazine inventory in effort
to create additional space for new product thats being developed.

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

Our ebay store http://eCa.sh/NYAh

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

Were always adding many new items each month.

Your support is always needed. Please visit the store and see our new items.
http://ocdac.eCa.sh/adakit

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

Join us in our monthly meetups.

The Orange County Deaf & Hearing Impaired Meetup Group http://eCa.sh/yAHP

The Orange County American Sign Language Meetup Group http://eCa.sh/SHbd

Oral Deaf Orange County http://eCa.sh/bYDu

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

The Shocking Data about Noise Induced Hearing Loss in the Workforce

While hearing loss is often attributed to natural aging or the iPod generation's
exposure to loud music, hearing impairment due to noise at work is particularly
prevalent.

Read more at :
http://www.hearingaidknow.com/2011/06/18/noise-induced-hearing-loss-workplace

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

FBI Flash notice (How John Yeh ended up in jail)

When the VRS fraud defendants were arrested in 2009, Magistrate Judge Arpert
agreed to let them out on bail if they agreed to be supervised by Pre-Trial
Services (PTS). PTS is basically like probation/parole supervision, but only for
prior to sentencing.

Read more at :
http://clercjr.wordpress.com/2011/06/18/fbi-flash-notice-how-john-yeh-ended-up-i\
n-jail/


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

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center has a facebook page. "Like it" and you'll be
kept up to the minute on latest info regarding our organization and activities.
Our facebook page is at http://eCa.sh/mYkZ

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

Deaf Parenting Blog is opening soon in July 2011

Parenting can seem overwhelming because there never be enough time. This is why
I created Parenting education studio. It is fun and creative, easy to use!
Parenting education studio will show you about parenting tools, parent
resources, parenting tip, recipes for kids, crafts & art, fun activity ideas in
American Sign Language (ASL)videos. It can benefit for parents, grandparents,
nannies or babysitters.

Read more at :
http://deafparentingblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/deaf-parenting-blog-is-opening-soo\
n-in.html


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

The new deaf generation....listening and speaking.

Cochlear implant technology has enabled a whole new generation of deaf people
enabling them the ability to speak, listen and understand the spoken word, and
acquire a language.

Read more at :
http://kokonutpundits.blogspot.com/2011/06/new-deaf-generationlistening-and.html

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

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 http://eCa.sh/U3se

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

Special Announcement from CSD Fremont

CSD announcement: New Superintendent has been selected: Sean Virnig as 10th and
1st deaf Superintendent of CSD Fremont – Congratulations and Best wishes

Read more at :
http://ideafnews.com/2011/06/14/special-announcement-from-csd-fremont/

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

Can vitamins and minerals prevent hearing loss?

About 10 million people in the United States alone—from troops returning from
war to students with music blasting through headphones—are suffering from
impairing noise-induced hearing loss.

Read more at :
http://www.hearingaidknow.com/2008/11/18/can-vitamins-and-minerals-prevent-heari\
ng-loss/


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

Paypal is one super online payment system we all come to know for now. However a
new company called VirtaPay 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 get $10.00 for each new VirtaPay signup. New signups
will be given $25.00 in startup funds. Now isn't that a win win situation for
you and our organization?

Recently they have developed a merchant system that enables members to buy and
sell digital products. Tis is one big step toward making this a viable payment
system.

Virtapay http://eCa.sh/xPU3

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

Support for parents with deaf children

A NEW website is launching this week for a support group for parents of deaf and
hard-of-hearing children that has been set up by a woman from Kilsallaghan.

Read more at :
http://www.fingal-independent.ie/local-notes/support-for-parents-with-deaf-child\
ren-2675213.html


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

Program to open world of communication for deaf teen

Kelly Gomez will go to the Grand Canyon to see its magnificence while learning
to teach the importance of hearing.

Read more at :
http://www.eagletribune.com/local/x947032547/Program-to-open-world-of-communicat\
ion-for-deaf-teen


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

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://eCa.sh/kAIL

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

Deaf Bible translation center sees results

When The Seed Company dedicated their Deaf Bible Training and Translation Center
in Kenya, they had no idea the impact their work would have on the Deaf
community.

Read more at : http://www.mnnonline.org/article/15849

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

Viagra has almost turned `sex-loving' Hugh Hefner deaf!

Two 21-year-old twins, who were the former lovers of Hugh Hefner have revealed
that the 'Playboy' chief has gone partially deaf because he takes too much of
Viagra.

Read more at : http://www.dailyindia.com/show/446032.php

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

**********************
**** 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

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center Newsletter - June 12, 2011

Greetings everyone,

Now that our deaf newswire process has been fully established, our readers and
friends can obtain the freshest deaf news every day from two websites.

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center has Deaf newswires with freshest deaf news
not more than 24 hours old at it's facebook page in the mornings every day
(pacific time) http://www.facebook.com/ocdac

Eye Fire Vlogs has deaf newswires with freshest deaf news not more than 24 hours
old in the evenings every day (pacific time) http://www.eyefirevlogs.com/

This newsletter will carry some of news content thats been previously aired at
the two sites just to fill up the spaces after being filled with available
disability advocacy related content. All spaces in this newsletter has been
filled with advocacy content and is a rich newsletter.

Our booth at the Chili Cookoff was a success with a good fundraise, a good
staffing, and a seamless setup and closing.

Our next event is at the OC Animal Cares Pet Expo at the Animal Shelter. We
will have a full booth there to educate, and solicit donations in the same way
we did at the Pet Expo at the fairgrounds. This event is on June 25 at the
Animal Shelter in Orange just accross from the Block At Orange.

And finally, we are almost done putting together a very resourceful booth to be
at the Orange County Fair this summer and I will need your help in keeping our
ebay store up and running while the fair is on and the best way you can help me
out is a small $700 donation to hire someone to man the ebay store while we're
all at the fairgrounds. Anyone that wants attention through our printed
materials that will be handed out from our booth can inquire for reciprocation
opportunities using the messaging system supplied by this website.

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

Our ebay store http://eCa.sh/NYAh

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

Were always adding many new items each month.

Your support is always needed. Please visit the store and see our new items.
http://ocdac.eCa.sh/adakit

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

Join us in our monthly meetups.

The Orange County Deaf & Hearing Impaired Meetup Group http://eCa.sh/yAHP

The Orange County American Sign Language Meetup Group http://eCa.sh/SHbd

Oral Deaf Orange County http://eCa.sh/bYDu

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

ODEP Announces Call to Action for Employment in Health Care Fields

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) sponsored the "Health Care:
Career Trends, Best Practices & Call-To-Action Summit" in Chicago on May 17. It
was an opportunity for the U.S. Department of Labor and ODEP to build
partnerships with health care industry leaders committed to employing people
with disabilities.

Read more at : http://www.dol.gov/_Sec/newsletter/2011/20110519.htm

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

Final Regulations: EEOC Information on the Americans with Disabilities Act
Amendments Act of 2008

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) final regulations to
implement the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) are now available. The Commission has
released two Question-and-Answer documents about the regulations to aid the
public and employers – including small business – in understanding the law and
new regulations. The ADAAA regulations, accompanying Question and Answer
documents and a fact sheet are available on the EEOC website.

Read more at : http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/statutes/adaaa_info.cfm

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

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center has a facebook page. "Like it" and you'll be
kept up to the minute on latest info regarding our organization and activities.
Our facebook page is at http://eCa.sh/mYkZ

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

KobeWieland Copper to Pay $84,750 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination
Lawsuit

According to the EEOC, the manufacturer rescinded the employment offer due to
concern that the new employee could not perform the job due to his missing
fingers. The federal agency said he was fully qualified and able to perform the
job.

Read more at : http://eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/5-24-11a.cfm

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

Website Accessibility: It's a SNAP!

This archived webcast on practical tips for making sure your website is
accessible is now available for viewing. SNAP! (Select your team, No is not an
answer, Accept challenges, and Prioritize accessibility first) helps you work
through the most common website accessibility issues and learn how to manage
those high priority accessibility barriers.

Read more at : http://askjan.org/bulletins/SNAPTool.htm

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

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 http://eCa.sh/U3se

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

ADA Primer for Small Business (Revised)

An illustrated guide to help small businesses understand the new and updated
requirements of the revised ADA regulations. (Updated March 16, 2011)

Read more at : http://www.ada.gov/regs2010/smallbusiness/smallbusprimer2010.htm

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

Campaign for Disability Employment Outreach Tool Kit

The Campaign for Disability Employment, a collaborative of leading disability
and business organizations funded by ODEP, recently unveiled a series of new
products designed to promote the hiring, retention and advancement of people
with disabilities and dispel negative stereotypes about disability and
employment. The new products include posters and discussion guides to accompany
the Campaign's "I Can" public service announcement (PSA). The discussion guides
and posters, as well as other outreach tools, can be ordered free of charge on
the Campaign's website.

Read more at : http://www.whatcanyoudocampaign.org/blog/index.php/toolkit/

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

Paypal is one super online payment system we all come to know for now. However a
new company called VirtaPay 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 get $10.00 for each new VirtaPay signup. New signups
will be given $25.00 in startup funds. Now isn't that a win win situation for
you and our organization?

Recently they have developed a merchant system that enables members to buy and
sell digital products. Tis is one big step toward making this a viable payment
system.

Virtapay http://eCa.sh/xPU3

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

National Association of Guide Dog Users Education & Advocacy Hotline

The National Association of Guide Dog Users (NAGDU) has launched an Education &
Advocacy Hotline with information about the legal rights of individuals who use
service animals. It offers general information about service animals under the
ADA, as well as specific guidance concerning restaurants, taxicabs, and health
care facilities. The Hotline is available by calling toll-free, 866-972-3647, or
send an e-mail message to Info@nagdu.org.

Read more at : http://www.nagdu.org/

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

Cancer in Remission Still a Disability, Court Rules

The new ADA regulations say that impairments that are in remission still count
as a disability if they'd substantially limit a major life activity – such as
normal cell growth – when active.

Read more at :
http://www.hrmorning.com/cancer-in-remission-still-a-disability-court-rules/

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

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://eCa.sh/kAIL

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

Toms' next chapter: Sunglasses

Hand-painted, colorful striped sunglasses. That's the second chapter of Toms
Shoes' one-for-one business. "With every pair purchased, Toms will give someone
sight," said Toms founder Blake Mycoskie.

Read more at :
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/alltherage/2011/06/eyewear-toms-next-chapter-ann\
ounced-today.html


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

Disability must be seen as a development issue, says report

The first global report on disability reveals how the exclusion of 1 billion
people – invisible in official statistics and absent from aid budgets – is
holding back development progress

Read more at :
http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2011/jun/09/world-disability-report\
-development-issue


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

**********************
**** 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.

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center Newsletter - June 12, 2011

Greetings everyone,

Now that our deaf newswire process has been fully established, our readers and
friends can obtain the freshest deaf news every day from two websites.

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center has Deaf newswires with freshest deaf news
not more than 24 hours old at it's facebook page in the mornings every day
(pacific time) http://www.facebook.com/ocdac

Eye Fire Vlogs has deaf newswires with freshest deaf news not more than 24 hours
old in the evenings every day (pacific time) http://www.eyefirevlogs.com/

This newsletter will carry some of news content thats been previously aired at
the two sites just to fill up the spaces after being filled with available
disability advocacy related content. All spaces in this newsletter has been
filled with advocacy content and is a rich newsletter.

Our booth at the Chili Cookoff was a success with a good fundraise, a good
staffing, and a seamless setup and closing.

Our next event is at the OC Animal Cares Pet Expo at the Animal Shelter. We
will have a full booth there to educate, and solicit donations in the same way
we did at the Pet Expo at the fairgrounds. This event is on June 25 at the
Animal Shelter in Orange just accross from the Block At Orange.

And finally, we are almost done putting together a very resourceful booth to be
at the Orange County Fair this summer and I will need your help in keeping our
ebay store up and running while the fair is on and the best way you can help me
out is a small $700 donation to hire someone to man the ebay store while we're
all at the fairgrounds. Anyone that wants attention through our printed
materials that will be handed out from our booth can inquire for reciprocation
opportunities using the messaging system supplied by this website.

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

Our ebay store http://eCa.sh/NYAh

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

Were always adding many new items each month.

Your support is always needed. Please visit the store and see our new items.
http://ocdac.eCa.sh/adakit

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

Join us in our monthly meetups.

The Orange County Deaf & Hearing Impaired Meetup Group http://eCa.sh/yAHP

The Orange County American Sign Language Meetup Group http://eCa.sh/SHbd

Oral Deaf Orange County http://eCa.sh/bYDu

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

ODEP Announces Call to Action for Employment in Health Care Fields

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) sponsored the "Health Care:
Career Trends, Best Practices & Call-To-Action Summit" in Chicago on May 17. It
was an opportunity for the U.S. Department of Labor and ODEP to build
partnerships with health care industry leaders committed to employing people
with disabilities.

Read more at : http://www.dol.gov/_Sec/newsletter/2011/20110519.htm

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

Final Regulations: EEOC Information on the Americans with Disabilities Act
Amendments Act of 2008

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) final regulations to
implement the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) are now available. The Commission has
released two Question-and-Answer documents about the regulations to aid the
public and employers – including small business – in understanding the law and
new regulations. The ADAAA regulations, accompanying Question and Answer
documents and a fact sheet are available on the EEOC website.

Read more at : http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/statutes/adaaa_info.cfm

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

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center has a facebook page. "Like it" and you'll be
kept up to the minute on latest info regarding our organization and activities.
Our facebook page is at http://eCa.sh/mYkZ

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

KobeWieland Copper to Pay $84,750 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination
Lawsuit

According to the EEOC, the manufacturer rescinded the employment offer due to
concern that the new employee could not perform the job due to his missing
fingers. The federal agency said he was fully qualified and able to perform the
job.

Read more at : http://eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/5-24-11a.cfm

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

Website Accessibility: It's a SNAP!

This archived webcast on practical tips for making sure your website is
accessible is now available for viewing. SNAP! (Select your team, No is not an
answer, Accept challenges, and Prioritize accessibility first) helps you work
through the most common website accessibility issues and learn how to manage
those high priority accessibility barriers.

Read more at : http://askjan.org/bulletins/SNAPTool.htm

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

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 http://eCa.sh/U3se

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

ADA Primer for Small Business (Revised)

An illustrated guide to help small businesses understand the new and updated
requirements of the revised ADA regulations. (Updated March 16, 2011)

Read more at : http://www.ada.gov/regs2010/smallbusiness/smallbusprimer2010.htm

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

Campaign for Disability Employment Outreach Tool Kit

The Campaign for Disability Employment, a collaborative of leading disability
and business organizations funded by ODEP, recently unveiled a series of new
products designed to promote the hiring, retention and advancement of people
with disabilities and dispel negative stereotypes about disability and
employment. The new products include posters and discussion guides to accompany
the Campaign's "I Can" public service announcement (PSA). The discussion guides
and posters, as well as other outreach tools, can be ordered free of charge on
the Campaign's website.

Read more at : http://www.whatcanyoudocampaign.org/blog/index.php/toolkit/

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

Paypal is one super online payment system we all come to know for now. However a
new company called VirtaPay 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 get $10.00 for each new VirtaPay signup. New signups
will be given $25.00 in startup funds. Now isn't that a win win situation for
you and our organization?

Recently they have developed a merchant system that enables members to buy and
sell digital products. Tis is one big step toward making this a viable payment
system.

Virtapay http://eCa.sh/xPU3

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

National Association of Guide Dog Users Education & Advocacy Hotline

The National Association of Guide Dog Users (NAGDU) has launched an Education &
Advocacy Hotline with information about the legal rights of individuals who use
service animals. It offers general information about service animals under the
ADA, as well as specific guidance concerning restaurants, taxicabs, and health
care facilities. The Hotline is available by calling toll-free, 866-972-3647, or
send an e-mail message to Info@nagdu.org.

Read more at : http://www.nagdu.org/

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

Cancer in Remission Still a Disability, Court Rules

The new ADA regulations say that impairments that are in remission still count
as a disability if they'd substantially limit a major life activity – such as
normal cell growth – when active.

Read more at :
http://www.hrmorning.com/cancer-in-remission-still-a-disability-court-rules/

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

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://eCa.sh/kAIL

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

Toms' next chapter: Sunglasses

Hand-painted, colorful striped sunglasses. That's the second chapter of Toms
Shoes' one-for-one business. "With every pair purchased, Toms will give someone
sight," said Toms founder Blake Mycoskie.

Read more at :
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/alltherage/2011/06/eyewear-toms-next-chapter-ann\
ounced-today.html


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

Disability must be seen as a development issue, says report

The first global report on disability reveals how the exclusion of 1 billion
people – invisible in official statistics and absent from aid budgets – is
holding back development progress

Read more at :
http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2011/jun/09/world-disability-report\
-development-issue


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

**********************
**** 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.



Tuesday, June 07, 2011

OCDAC Opportunity At The Orange County Fair

Orange County Fair is coming up.

We have an information outreach booth there for the full 4 weeks of the fair.
Anyone that wants attention through our printed materials that will be handed
out from our booth can inquire for reciprocation opportunities using the
messaging system supplied by this website.

Richard Roehm

Friday, June 03, 2011

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center Newsletter - June 3, 2011

Greetings everyone,

With summer vacationing period rapidly approaching, its imperative that hotels
and motels make themselves accessible to travelers with hearing and speech
disabilities. Failure to do so could result in over $7,000 in settlement costs.
We have put together a $600 kit that would go a long way to helping these hotels
become accessible to travelers with hearing and speech impairments. You can
access this kit at http://ocdac.eCa.sh/adakit and this is the real "ounce of
prevention". Please share this with people you know work or operate hotels and
motels. We only have 8 kits left until the next summer.

We have started a social enterprise experiment
http://www.empireavenue.com/ocdeaf to see how people would respond to a
for-profit version of Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center. Using a social media
website Empire Avenue we are seeing how the public responds to our presence, our
biography, our resources, and external communications. After 4 days the
response is very positive and that Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center is worth
investing in.

This coming sunday we have a foodstand fundraiser at the worlds largest chili
cookoff; http://www.tustinchilicookoff.com/ and we are all ready and excited for
this.

And finally, we are almost done putting together a very resourceful booth to be
at the Orange County Fair this summer and I will need your help in keeping our
ebay store up and running while the fair is on and the best way you can help me
out is a small $700 donation to hire someone to man the ebay store while we're
all at the fairgrounds.

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

Our ebay store http://eCa.sh/NYAh

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

Were always adding many new items each month.

Your support is always needed. Please visit the store and see our new items.
http://ocdac.eCa.sh/adakit
===============================================

Join us in our monthly meetups.

The Orange County Deaf & Hearing Impaired Meetup Group http://eCa.sh/yAHP

The Orange County American Sign Language Meetup Group http://eCa.sh/SHbd

Oral Deaf Orange County http://eCa.sh/bYDu

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

Matt Hamill providing inspiration for deaf community

Matt Hamill can't hear his corner during a fight. Although he can read lips from
across the room as easily as you or I might read a large-print book, his eyes
are never anything but focused on what's in front of him.

Read more at : http://eCa.sh/B8r5

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

The downside of concentration: It can make you deaf

Believe it or not, it can. The term has recently been coined "inattentional
deafness" by a group of British researchers from University College London. They
have discovered that people can become deaf to perfectly audible sounds when
focusing heavily on a task.

Read more at : http://eCa.sh/eKjx

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

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center has a facebook page. "Like it" and you'll be
kept up to the minute on latest info regarding our organization and activities.
Our facebook page is at http://eCa.sh/mYkZ

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

Deaf Children Can Sing!

Washington State Hands and Voices is an organization that provides support to
families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing in Washington State -
regardless of communication modality.

Read more at : http://eCa.sh/KtFa

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

Deaf Woman Struck By School Bus In Lawrenceville

A 70-year-old deaf woman was hospitalized after being struck by a school bus in
Lawrenceville early Tuesday morning.

Read more at : http://eCa.sh/CPjz

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

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 http://eCa.sh/U3se

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

Armless Man Jumps on hotel desk in protest

He is in a fit because he cannot open his hotel room door. The receptionist
refuses to help him, so he jumps up on the counter and rips through like a
tornado in a trailer park. The hotels refusal to poen his room door is a clear
violation of the ADA.

See the video at : http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=f30_1307056754

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

Baby born deaf will get 'bionic ears' that could help him hear and talk

A BABY boy who was born profoundly deaf after his mother had one of the most
common viral illnesses during pregnancy is set to get bionic ears.

Read more at : http://eca.sh/nwJG

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

Paypal is one super online payment system we all come to know for now. However a
new company called VirtaPay 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 get $10.00 for each new VirtaPay signup. New signups
will be given $25.00 in startup funds. Now isn't that a win win situation for
you and our organization?

Recently they have developed a merchant system that enables members to buy and
sell digital products. Tis is one big step toward making this a viable payment
system.

Virtapay http://eCa.sh/xPU3

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

New Sign Language Bill Could Help Interpreter Shortage

American Sign Language became a foreign language, when offered in schools,
around the state Monday afternoon. American Sign Language became a foreign
language, when offered in schools, around the state Monday afternoon. American
Sign Language became a foreign language, when offered in schools, around the
state Monday afternoon.

Read more at : http://eca.sh/ZqWf

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

Mutated Muscle Protein Can Cause Deafness: Gene Mutations on X Chromosome Lead
to Progressive Hearing Impairment

Excessive noise is not the only thing that causes damage to hearing. In many
cases, genetic factors are responsible for the loss of hearing at a young age.

Read more at : http://eca.sh/pJNA

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

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://eCa.sh/kAIL

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

Hearing-impaired inmates sue for more services

A group of hearing-impaired prisoners are suing the Illinois Department of
Corrections, claiming the agency has discriminated against them by refusing to
provide interpreters, technological assistance and other alternate forms of
communication.

Read more at : http://eca.sh/BooN

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

Convicted Rockville deaf-services company founder jailed

John T.C. Yeh, founder and former CEO of Rockville deaf services company Viable,
has been detained without bail "based on recent violations of the conditions of
his bail and pretrial release," according to an order signed May 9 by a federal
judge.

Read more at : http://eca.sh/7tZX

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

**********************
**** 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.


Thursday, June 02, 2011

Check our latest newsletter

Not only is it a rich resource for our readers, its also a fully monetized newsletter that will get us some cash each time our readers click on the links in it.

Our recent newsletter has some interesting articles.

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center Newsletter - June 3, 2011

Greetings everyone,

With summer vacationing period rapidly approaching, its imperative that hotels
and motels make themselves accessible to travelers with hearing and speech
disabilities. Failure to do so could result in over $7,000 in settlement costs.
We have put together a $600 kit that would go a long way to helping these hotels
become accessible to travelers with hearing and speech impairments. You can
access this kit at http://ocdac.eCa.sh/adakit and this is the real "ounce of
prevention". Please share this with people you know work or operate hotels and
motels. We only have 8 kits left until the next summer.

We have started a social enterprise experiment
http://www.empireavenue.com/ocdeaf to see how people would respond to a
for-profit version of Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center. Using a social media
website Empire Avenue we are seeing how the public responds to our presence, our
biography, our resources, and external communications. After 4 days the
response is very positive and that Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center is worth
investing in.

This coming sunday we have a foodstand fundraiser at the worlds largest chili
cookoff; http://www.tustinchilicookoff.com/ and we are all ready and excited for
this.

And finally, we are almost done putting together a very resourceful booth to be
at the Orange County Fair this summer and I will need your help in keeping our
ebay store up and running while the fair is on and the best way you can help me
out is a small $700 donation to hire someone to man the ebay store while we're
all at the fairgrounds.

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

Our ebay store http://eCa.sh/NYAh

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

Were always adding many new items each month.

Your support is always needed. Please visit the store and see our new items.
http://ocdac.eCa.sh/adakit
===============================================

Join us in our monthly meetups.

The Orange County Deaf & Hearing Impaired Meetup Group http://eCa.sh/yAHP

The Orange County American Sign Language Meetup Group http://eCa.sh/SHbd

Oral Deaf Orange County http://eCa.sh/bYDu

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

Matt Hamill providing inspiration for deaf community

Matt Hamill can't hear his corner during a fight. Although he can read lips from
across the room as easily as you or I might read a large-print book, his eyes
are never anything but focused on what's in front of him.

Read more at : http://eCa.sh/B8r5

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

The downside of concentration: It can make you deaf

Believe it or not, it can. The term has recently been coined "inattentional
deafness" by a group of British researchers from University College London. They
have discovered that people can become deaf to perfectly audible sounds when
focusing heavily on a task.

Read more at : http://eCa.sh/eKjx

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

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center has a facebook page. "Like it" and you'll be
kept up to the minute on latest info regarding our organization and activities.
Our facebook page is at http://eCa.sh/mYkZ

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

Deaf Children Can Sing!

Washington State Hands and Voices is an organization that provides support to
families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing in Washington State -
regardless of communication modality.

Read more at : http://eCa.sh/KtFa

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

Deaf Woman Struck By School Bus In Lawrenceville

A 70-year-old deaf woman was hospitalized after being struck by a school bus in
Lawrenceville early Tuesday morning.

Read more at : http://eCa.sh/CPjz

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

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 http://eCa.sh/U3se

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

Armless Man Jumps on hotel desk in protest

He is in a fit because he cannot open his hotel room door. The receptionist
refuses to help him, so he jumps up on the counter and rips through like a
tornado in a trailer park. The hotels refusal to poen his room door is a clear
violation of the ADA.

See the video at : http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=f30_1307056754

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

Baby born deaf will get 'bionic ears' that could help him hear and talk

A BABY boy who was born profoundly deaf after his mother had one of the most
common viral illnesses during pregnancy is set to get bionic ears.

Read more at : http://eca.sh/nwJG

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

Paypal is one super online payment system we all come to know for now. However a
new company called VirtaPay 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 get $10.00 for each new VirtaPay signup. New signups
will be given $25.00 in startup funds. Now isn't that a win win situation for
you and our organization?

Recently they have developed a merchant system that enables members to buy and
sell digital products. Tis is one big step toward making this a viable payment
system.

Virtapay http://eCa.sh/xPU3

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

New Sign Language Bill Could Help Interpreter Shortage

American Sign Language became a foreign language, when offered in schools,
around the state Monday afternoon. American Sign Language became a foreign
language, when offered in schools, around the state Monday afternoon. American
Sign Language became a foreign language, when offered in schools, around the
state Monday afternoon.

Read more at : http://eca.sh/ZqWf

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

Mutated Muscle Protein Can Cause Deafness: Gene Mutations on X Chromosome Lead
to Progressive Hearing Impairment

Excessive noise is not the only thing that causes damage to hearing. In many
cases, genetic factors are responsible for the loss of hearing at a young age.

Read more at : http://eca.sh/pJNA

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

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://eCa.sh/kAIL

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

Hearing-impaired inmates sue for more services

A group of hearing-impaired prisoners are suing the Illinois Department of
Corrections, claiming the agency has discriminated against them by refusing to
provide interpreters, technological assistance and other alternate forms of
communication.

Read more at : http://eca.sh/BooN

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

Convicted Rockville deaf-services company founder jailed

John T.C. Yeh, founder and former CEO of Rockville deaf services company Viable,
has been detained without bail "based on recent violations of the conditions of
his bail and pretrial release," according to an order signed May 9 by a federal
judge.

Read more at : http://eca.sh/7tZX

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

**********************
**** 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.