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)

Eye Fire Vlogs has deaf newswires with freshest deaf news not more than 24 hours
old in the evenings every day (pacific time)

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

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

Were always adding many new items each month.

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


Join us in our monthly meetups.

The Orange County Deaf & Hearing Impaired Meetup Group

The Orange County American Sign Language Meetup Group

Oral Deaf Orange County


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 :


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 :


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


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

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

Read more at :


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 :


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\
and we are current with our State of California reporting requirements.

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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 :


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 :


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



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 [email protected].

Read more at :


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 :


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


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 :\


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 :\


**** 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.

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