Thursday, November 29, 2007

Morton Warnow's Face-To-Face Idea Taken Advantage Of By Deaf Capitalists

Take a look at the picture above.

That's the late Morton Warnow using the Q-90 TTY's as face-to-face communication equipment the moment the Ameriphone company started producing them.

The two Q-90's were readily interfaceable with each other using a single telephone line. They were readily available for use as face-to-face equipment. Morton Warnow beat Interpretype and Ubiduo for creating the face-to-face concept.

I challenge Interpretype and Ubiduo to start giving the late Morton Warnow his due credit for their face-to-face "inventions".


I'll introduce a new electronic face-to-face system that costs less than $8 each to show the community they're being suckered into $pending thou$and$ and thou$and$ for face-to-face equipment thats being offered by the deaf capitalists. This new device is incredibly easy to use unlike the dual IR system that we have been offering.

It's time for Interpretype and Ubiduo to start coming out clean for a change and start crediting the late Morton Warnow for the face-to-face communication equipment they're using to fleece the deaf community with.

I challenge these companies to give Morton his due credit!

Richard Roehm

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Our Gifts To The Orange County Deaf Community

Hello! Busy year! Whoah! We have many many gifts to the Orange County Deaf community. Our gifts this year is many things! Whoah!

First, our gifts to the deaf community is we made business accessible to the deaf people. We contacted many businesses through our marketing and outreach programs.

Alright.... we'll start with the first one;

1) Ramada Hotels - We made the hotel accessible to the deaf people.

2) La Pizza Loco - We made them understand the difference between a tty call and a fax call.

3) City of Anaheim - We helped them serve the needs of the deaf people.

4) Olive Garden Restaurants - We made them accessible to the deaf people when they make calls for reservations seating reservations. Before they had problems now solved.

5) Buena Park Police Department - We trained them how to handle deaf people.

6) Golden West College - We consulted them on improving the communications between their staff and deaf students.

7) Eye Doctor - We provided them information on how to get interpreters.

8) Boys and Girls Club of Garden Grove - We've helped them to be more accessible to deaf people, deaf children.

9) Orange County Supervisors - We've helped the council of supervisors understand how to receive comments and messages from deaf people. We set it up for them.

10) EDD South Orange County - We've helped to make them access to deaf people.

11) Orange County Sheriff's Department - We corresponded with them on how to handle deaf people.

12) California Attorney General's Office -We've helped them to work with deaf people especially scams. Many many scams. We worked with them on how to handle deaf complaints regarding scams.

13) City of Fountain Valley - We educated the police on how to communicate with deaf people and to handle deaf people.

14) City of Santa Ana - Helped to put a TTY in the police station of the Santa Ana Police Department.

15) City of Costa Mesa - We've helped their Police Department handle deaf people as weve taught them how to handle deaf people.

16) Doubletree Hotel - In Orange next to the Block. They have many many phones and no TTYs. We put TTY's there.

17) Storage Orange - Small storage company in Orange. We made that business accessible deaf people.

18) City of Cypress - We educated the Police Dept there on how to handle deaf people "too". Big thumbs up!

19) Orange County Court - We consulted them on how to make jury duty accessible to deaf people.

20) Orange County Voter's Registrar - We're involved right now in helping Orange County Voters Registrar to be accessible to deaf people "too".

21) Sutton Hotel - Hotel near John Wayne Airport. They finally got TTY. Their lawyer informed me.

22) Orange County HUD Department - We got equipment to make them accessible "too".


23) Salvation Army - We helped them with communication issues with TTY's.

So! Many things we've accomplished for the deaf community in Orange County.




Some tips;

"we made" means we had to force them do it.

"too" means we were not the only deaf agency involved.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Deaf Non-Profit Food Concession Stand At Your Community Event

We are the Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center and we are a 501(c)(3) community based organization that provides education, training, advocacy, counseling, access equipment, and confidence to the deaf, the deaf-blind, and the disabled communities.

We have a food concession trailer. The trailer outside is blue with hot pink band on top and lavender on the bottom and we have an attractive menu sign with flashing lights. Two people can man the trailer kitchen with a third person handling the orders.

We need a minimum of 10 feet by 12 feet space and the frontage space will be 10 feet to be pulled into the spot by our van. We prefer our location to be outside because of our barbecue and grill. We can do it all inside a showroom, however our menu offerings will be reduced thereafter.

We are capable of serving;

Hot Dogs
Hot Pizza Pockets
Veggie Bags With Dressing
Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Baked Potato
Chili Bowls
Clam Chowder Bowls
Mixed Green Salad With Dressing
Bagged Cotton Candy
Assorted Bagged Chips
Assorted Cold Sodas
Bottled Water
Energy Drinks

We have been offering food to people at community events without any problems since 2001. All of the products going to our menu is donated to us. The booth fees are subsidized and therefore the participation costs is'nt going to be an issue. We're not limiting our concession foodstand to the Southern California area. We can do it in other locations.

Furthermore our concession trailer provides excellent training for our clients and we've successfully placed people who have been trained at our food stand training program at local restaurants like Carls Jr., Mc Donalds, Subway, and even Dennys Restaurants in California, and Nevada. The funds generated would support our training programs.

Not to mention it increases a tradeshow's rate of return on the exhibitor's investment through many ways.

If you are interested in our participation in your event, please email us an application form or mail it to us at

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center
Richard Roehm
2960 Main Street
Suite A100
Irvine, California 92614

Our food concession trailer is available for inspection by appointment.

We look forward to working with you to make your event a cheerful experience.

Richard Roehm

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Scourging ASL Out Of Existence

Hearing folks can turn up their speakers as my voice is included in this great video blog . (As I will be using SimmComm)

This video blog is all about how the scourge, S C O U R G E, the sign of scourge, cast upon the hearing impaired pioneers, P I O N E E R S, the sign of pioneers, be they deaf oralists and hard of hearing, will cause interest in ASL to fade away.

This is a great book made a long time ago. There are a lot of stories of what the ASL centered deafies have done to our pioneers who have learned to be self interfaceable and are not deaf enough to be looked up to as leaders.

Even nowadays like in Carl's video blog yesterday represents the never ending zeal by the ASL centered to pick on the hearing impaired pioneers who have made themselves readily interfaceable to the hearing population without the use of ASL.

And it's not really limited to video blogs like Carls, Tar’s, Ridor's, and a handful of other blogs and video blogs out there, they can be other forms of harassment like false restraining orders, cyberbullying, malicious rumormongering, and vandalism. There’s stories written about these picking. They're right in this book! And not only are they in this book, I've seen it with my own eyes and experienced some of them myself.

The cries and howlings by these types hearing impaired pioneers can be easily heard by the hearing folks and they're likely to remember the scourge cast upon these pioneers of the hearing impaired community.
This will then feed disinterest in ASL and be another cause that causes ASL to fade away.

Sorry about the video anomaly.


Sunday, November 11, 2007

Deaf Ignoring Hearing People At Deaf Events - Why ASL Fading

Richard highlights another reason ASL could be fading is that deaf people are not showing up to meet the hearing people at the deaf chat events. Also they're also ignoring the signing students at the deaf events too like the Block at Orange last night. This could be another theory why ASL is fading.


Saturday, November 10, 2007

Response To Seek Geo's Fading ASL Vlog

This is a response to Seek Geo's vlog about ASL fading.

I have a good theory why ASL is fading. Last year, the deaf community, mostly deaf people who are involved with ASL specifically, decided to throw out Jane Fernandes from the presidency of Gallaudet University.

That will continue in the minds of the hearing people.

That's one good theory why ASL is fading.


Thursday, November 08, 2007

Update On Face-To-Face Devices

Recently there was an article in the Associated Press featuring the Interpretype and the UbiDuo among new communication devices used by the deaf.

These bulky devices costs thousands of dollars whereas pocket sized versions costs between $40.00 a pair to $70.00 each of the 'pinkberries'.

Theres even new ones looking like the pink oversized blackberry-like device and it’s completely 'wireless' not IR.

And guess what?

The new version of the iPhone will double as a face-to-face communication device.

Even our own C.A.R.T. system can double as a face-to-face communication device and these are FREE to educational institutions thanks to a nice grant from Uncle Sam last July!

Richard Roehm

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Happy 10th Birthday OCDAC!

Today marks the first day of the 10th year OCDAC had been in operation. We have been through a lot of things. Been through good things and crazy things. Celebration plans are underway.

We thank all of our past and present board members, staff, volunteers, and supporters for all the help they gave us in the past 10 years.

We have just passed the toughest test of our existence and we will continue to serve our communities.

The future of OCDAC looks very bright!

Richard Roehm

Friday, November 02, 2007

As We Reflect Upon Ourselves, Lets Stop And Think Of The Less Fortunate Hearing Impaired And Disabled Folks.

At this time of the year, as we reflect upon our own lives, lets stop and think about the other hearing impaired and disabled around us who are less fortunate. Some of our friends like these cannot afford to feed their families. Some of them live in cars, in parks, or in alleys. For a few, its by choice, for most it's by chance.

This shopping list will be a good holiday basket to a family of 4.

  • 3 cans meat (6.5 oz, tuna, pork, chicken, or beef)
  • 3 cans vegetables (15 oz.)
  • 3 cans fruit (16 oz)
  • 3 cans soup (11 oz.)
  • 3 boxes of macaroni and cheese
  • 2 boxes of dry soup
  • 2 boxes of hot cereal
  • 2 lbs. dry beans
  • 2 lbs rice
  • 2 boxes powdered milk (2 qt.)
  • 2 cans of evaporated milk
  • 2 boxes crackers
  • 1 jar peanut butter (18 oz.)

Optional items: dish detergent, toothpaste, soap bars.
Also add : Information on local food banks, food assistance programs, and local soup kitchens.

Also if you wish, you can add other food items to spice up the holiday basket with items like spices, ethnic foods, and cultural foods. I get messages each year that my shopping list is either boring, flavorless, and short-sighted.

So please, if you can afford it, grab some extra groceries for a hearing impaired and disabled's family. An ideal holiday gift to a needy family like these would be groceries that lasts a few days. Contact your local hearing loss/disability association for information on connecting to a needy family.

Compassionately Yours,

Richard Roehm & Orange County Supervisor Lou Correa