It's YOU DBC, Not Them AGBell!
The Orange Deafie Blog When I saw Mike's videoblog this morning, it brought up a big thing.So its YOU DBC, not AG Bell that takes responsibility for your discords and for the changes in the future. Dont be blaming AGBell for the changes in the future of deaf society. Blame yourselves.Mikey said it, you listen to him!Richard
Sun, May 25 2008
UCI Gets $27.2 Million Today For Stem Cell Research
The Orange Deafie Blog (VIDEO ABOVE WAS PART OF THE GRANT PROPOSAL)This the letter that I just got in my emailbox,Stem Cell Patient Advocate Committee, We are very pleased to announce that UC Irvine was awarded $27.2 million today from the state to build a new stem cell research facility that will unify and strengthen the campus’s fast-growing stem cell biology program and serve as a hub fo...
Mon, May 12 2008
Commenting On Deaf Blog/Vlog Aggregators
The Orange Deafie Blog I have a lot of respect for Tayler Mayer and his Deafread.com and Deafvideo.tv aggregator projects. He has my envy and the envy of the deaf blog world. Tayler planted the first stake in an untamed field. Seeing the stake survive almost 2 years, its time others get to put up similar stakes in the same field.Blog aggregators are a powerful tool at uniting a balkanize...
Tue, May 06 2008
Are the "DBC Core Members" the new deaf gods or deaf...
The Orange Deafie Blog I had an interesting conversation late last night with someone who related herself as a 'deaf culture soldier'. I was chastised plenty for putting DBC (Deaf Bilingual Coalition) down in my latest vlog. She went on to state that our agency is not supported by the DBC core members and we shouldn't be doing our ASL meetups because it's not authorized by the DBC core me...
Tue, Apr 29 2008
Marketing The Deaf Future To The Community
The Orange Deafie Blog We market the future of the deaf society to the community. It can be exciting, fun, and challenging. The future of deaf society will be a just society free from the implications of deaf culture, whereas members will be readily interfaceable with others via technology and through medical innovations, be free from the dependency culture thats slowed down it's member's i...
Sun, Apr 20 2008
The Big Deaf Community Divide?
The Orange Deafie Blog Deaf community has a real choice now. Either they go with the blame shifting Deaf Bilingual Coalition (DBC) thats been called 'bullies' by people loyal to the highly lethargic National Association of the Deaf (NAD). So its going to be either NAD or DBC this summer.Take your pick!At least I can bask on the fact I'm not going to be the one who started it.Richard
Tue, Apr 15 2008
Deaf People Win Bigger Without National Association Of The...
The Orange Deafie Blog This blog is in response to the two blog posts announcing the $175,000 settlement for failing to provide interpreter. This is a case where a technical college didn't provide interpreter. Basicaly its a 'lack of interpreter' type of --- story;School pays deaf man $175,000 settlementRemember this videoblog post below when I complained that NAD's cheapening us with a ...
Sat, Apr 05 2008
The Cultrally Deaf Community Needs To Stop Picking On Deaf...
The Orange Deafie Blog The stereotyping of deaf people in the recent episode of Cold Case is a reflection of what the culturally deaf community has been seen doing to people and organizations who made themselves free from the grips of deaf culture.If the culturally deaf so wish to be embraced by society, they have to start embracing themselves and not pick fights over how they should live a...
Tue, Apr 01 2008
OCDAC to offer FREE ASL Classes Online Starting September...
The Orange Deafie Blog Yes! We've found the best way to offer free ASL classes is through our own channel at Yahoo Live system.You can watch and learn as a guest, you don't need to sign up for anything. Our classroom URL is [link] class is on September 1, 2008 at 7pm and lasts 1 hour.Schedule to be posted later on.
Fri, Mar 28 2008
DBC Trying To Put A Pretty Face On Deaf Bullies?
The Orange Deafie Blog What I see is DBC known as Deaf Bilingual Coalition doing so far is trying to paint a pretty face to an organized group of deaf bullies. They're working very hard by staging peaceful rallies at places like at A.G. Bell's state conferences and so forth showing off their pretty yet deceptive mask.What I see them doing is like showing ASL to people like a pretty bouquet...
Tue, Mar 25 2008
Negative Impacts Of Organized Religion On The Deaf Community
The Orange Deafie Blog As we have seen in this past weekend, several video blogs on deafvideo.tv proves that debates involving religion brings out the worst in the deaf community. It's highly divisive and the fireworks involved can get out of hand like one lady making a threat to another. The reason I got excited over this is that there is visible proof of the point I'm trying to make in...
Mon, Mar 03 2008
Consumer Advocacy : Your Information At Alldeaf.com Is Not...
The Orange Deafie Blog Transcript : First of all, this videoblog is not about bashing alldeaf.com. Its about showing you that some scammers can get your personal information from there. Like I promised in my new year's resolution, I'd be doing more of these types things. I tried to clue everyone about that in my past video blogs. What I see there is stuff you're sending going into deaf ...
Mon, Feb 18 2008
So Carl Wants "UNBIASED" Captioning?
The Orange Deafie Blog Here's one for Carl. It's Gary Brooks "Oh Thank You!" video blog CAPTIONED! And you'll find the unbiased parts.Enjoy!Richard
Sun, Feb 10 2008
Dont Blame AGBell For Missing The PepsiCo Ad
The Orange Deafie Blog As evidenced in the photo above, the deafies were already pointing their cannons at AGBell for what they thought was responsible for PepsiCo pulling the ad. Click on the image to view larger picture.The ad was never pulled. It was actually shown before the game.YES, BEFORE THE GAME!So don't blame AGBell for missing the PepsiCo ad.Blame it on the high illiteracy rate...
Mon, Feb 04 2008
Instead Of California Deaf Agencies Crying Over Budget...
The Orange Deafie Blog Here I'm at GLAD ( Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness ) the west part of the GLAD building. The building behind me is vacant. I only wish deaf agencies will stop crying about budget cuts. They should create new revenue sources than crying for money. Behind me, for example, is vacant can be used as a group home for deaf people with other disabilities. The stat...
Sun, Feb 03 2008
Deaf and Deafblind Make Aromatherapy Pillows
The Orange Deafie Blog Aromatic pleasure you can rest your head on.We can stuff empty sofa pillow casings with freshly harvested mountain Laurel Sumac leaves for the the fresh mountain smell in your room. These are done by deaf people with other disabilities in our group home.Here in the video above you can see Cam and Sharky plucking leaves off the branchesA lotta work went into this smal...
Sun, Feb 03 2008
Deaf Blog/vloggers Blinded By Super-sensationalism?
The Orange Deafie Blog By looking at the great comments I received for my public service announcement video, it is safe to suggest that the sensationalism over a superbowl exposure has made the deaf communities very blind to a key issue in one of their groundbreaking lawsuits.I'm gonna let you great deafreaders digest it on your own.Richard
Mon, Jan 28 2008
If you have an ADA Title II & III complaint, FILE IT...
The Orange Deafie Blog Lets not rely on the larger deaf organizations. The recent settlement one such organization got for us actually cheapened the value of the deaf community.The link to the forms/procedures are right here;Title II : [link] III : [link] the value of the deaf community, file the complaints yourself!Dont make the mistake of selling out the deaf community though these l...
Thu, Jan 17 2008
Response to Possibility of CSDF Closure
The Orange Deafie Blog This is my response to [link] vividly remember Dr. Rachel Stone and the great news she made.I remember she had little desire to support the disabled at CSDR. Thats is why she made the great news. Maybe they dont like the old guard synergy that has made CSDF their stronghold so they decide to pull the plug on the whole school. Thats very appropriate to teach the Ca...
Sat, Jan 12 2008
Our Deaf Motorist Kit Now Available Online
The Orange Deafie Blog Allrighty we finally found the .pdf file for our deaf motorist kit.You can download it at; [link] free to design your own versions of the kit.Happy Safe Motoring!Richard
Fri, Jan 11 2008
New Year's Resolutions
The Orange Deafie Blog "Instead of whining and fighting for deaf access, we'll just provide deaf access"2008 will be a banner year for Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center as the resistance to the evolution of the deaf society is being brought under control by the health care industry. 2008 will probably the first that we can enjoy a peaceful year as our abilities and resources to deal with ...
Sat, Dec 29 2007
Morton Warnow's Face-To-Face Idea Taken Advantage Of By...
The Orange Deafie Blog 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...
Thu, Nov 29 2007
Scourging ASL Out Of Existence
The Orange Deafie Blog 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...
Tue, Nov 13 2007
Deaf Ignoring Hearing People At Deaf Events - Why ASL Fading
The Orange Deafie Blog 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.Richard
Sun, Nov 11 2007
Response To Seek Geo's Fading ASL Vlog
The Orange Deafie Blog 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.Richard
Sat, Nov 10 2007
Update On Face-To-Face Devices
The Orange Deafie Blog 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 its ...
Thu, Nov 08 2007
Happy 10th Birthday OCDAC!
The Orange Deafie Blog 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 exi...
Wed, Nov 07 2007
The Terminatior's Veto Message of AB 1113
The Orange Deafie Blog October 13, 2007 To the Members of the California State Assembly: I am returning Assembly Bill 1113 without my signature. While I strongly support the California 250 Percent Working Disabled Program and appreciate its role in promoting work among persons who are aged and disabled, I cannot support this bill. This bill contains a drafting error that would re...
Tue, Oct 23 2007
Say Goodbye To ASL And Say Hello To Your Sign Language!
The Orange Deafie Blog This is a response to a recent silly post on alldeaf.com I feel is best responded using sign language.I'm a proud deaf person. I'm happy with myself and I'm happy with the language I use to communicate with other deaf people. If deaf people scream that my sign language stinks. Let them rant. They mean nothing to me.What is American Sign Language (ASL) these days? Ther...
Tue, Oct 16 2007
Possible source of the AIM message scams discovered!
The Orange Deafie Blog I've found over the past few weeks that a popular deaf forum website has been harboring people who have been trying to extort money from deaf people who have AIM screen names.Many of you have signed up at a popular deaf forum website and then been receiving suspicious messages through AIM from screennames you never seen before. Thats because you've left your AIM scr...
Sun, Oct 14 2007
Response To Carl's Vlog - ASL Hurts People
The Orange Deafie Blog I've seen ASL hurt people. I've seen deaf people use ASL to hurt other deaf people. I've experienced hurt from ASL too. Other people have experienced hurt from ASL too. So Carl, what the hell was the vlog you made last night about?Richard
Wed, Oct 03 2007
Achieving Equal Access Through Community Education
The Orange Deafie Blog Achieving Equal Access Through Community Education
Sun, Sep 30 2007
Our Free Deaf Motorist Kits
The Orange Deafie Blog With all the noise going on in the deaf blogs and vlogs over negative experiences between deaf motorists and law enforcement, lets take this opportunity to re-introduce our Free Deaf Motorist Kits that we've been offering since 2003.This Free Deaf Motorist Kit is developed by people who are actively involved in the education and enforcement of the Americans with [...]
Tue, Sep 18 2007
Debunking One Of Ridorlive's Favorite Rumors
The Orange Deafie Blog Yesterday at the Los Angeles Deafestival 2007, I was approached by several people from our great blogworld. They asked me about our office. It seems our great rumorblogger Ridorlive website had been feeding them some interesting stuff about our office. So after a day at the office on Monday the 17th, I decided to make a small video of our agency for our great deaf [...]
Tue, Sep 18 2007
The Deaf Community Goes To Boot Camp!
The Orange Deafie Blog This is Sgt. Nesmuth your boot camp Drill Instructor! Welcome to boot camp to the future of deaf society! Take your ego hats off now! If you follow the facts and listen, you won't be getting hollered at! Keep your mouth shut and listen to the FIVE THINGS I HAVE TO SAY!1) DEAF COMMUNITY IS EVOLVING!Cochlear Devices & the Deaf Community: Hearing Within [link] [...]
Sat, Sep 15 2007
Beneath the Planet of the Deaf
The Orange Deafie Blog Only because of American Sign Language, the deaf community is becoming well known for chewing down their leaders. People need to realize that deaf people can be taught to communicate in other ways. People need to realize that ASL is not everything to deaf people these days. [link] celebrate International Day of the Deaf by recognizing the deaf community's desire to [...]
Wed, Sep 12 2007
Comment On California Association of the Deaf Conference
The Orange Deafie Blog I want to make a short comment about my recent experience with the recent California Association of the Deaf (CAD) conference. Very very friendly atmosphere. People approached me and shook hands with me. That's good and I find that surprising given the past history of my experience with the CAD organization. I found a lot of booths there. Deafhood presentations [...]
Fri, Sep 07 2007
Labor Day Message To Deaf Workers, Our Heroes!
The Orange Deafie Blog Happy Labor Day Deaf Workers!You all set a very fine example for other Deaf people to follow. You are role models in the Deaf community.It don't matter what you do,YOU ARE OUR HEROES!America needs more Deaf workers. America can acquire more Deaf workers by being more vigilant in their enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which was signed in 1990. [...]
Mon, Sep 03 2007
The Deaf Lottery Association Scam
The Orange Deafie Blog This morning, I had the opportunity to become a victim of the Deaf Lottery Association scam. This person really didn't do his homework with my screen name before engaging in a conversation like what we had. This happened in the AIM system.(09:10:00 AM) Deafagent06: Hello(09:10:29 AM) Nesmuth827: hi who am i speaking with?(09:10:30 AM) deafagent06 is now known as [...]
Sun, Sep 02 2007
Seven values for California Association of the Deaf (CAD)...
The Orange Deafie Blog The barriage of negative comments from a very small intimate group of deaf people who are displeased with the current California Association of the Deaf (CAD) leadership continue to fill my inbox.Putting the negative mudslinging way aside for the moment, I want to share you the seven values CAD should exist with.1 ) INTEGRITY - Firm adherence to a code of moral [...]
Wed, Aug 29 2007
Regarding California Association of the Deaf (CAD)...
The Orange Deafie Blog This is a short note in response to an email I received yesterday regarding Richard Ray's leadership.I want to make a short note responding to an email I received yesterday asking for comments on Richard Ray's leadership as California Association of the Deaf's president.I want to say his leadership is wonderful and there has never been a CAD leader as inclusive (as [...]
Tue, Aug 28 2007
Response to Carl Schroeder's Yesterday's Post on ASL
The Orange Deafie Blog This is in response to our wonderful vlogger Carl Schroeder blog post yesterday on saving ASL (American Sign Language) by writing about it and funding for it.It´s great you'd think you can try saving ASL by writing about it and get funding to support it.Remember you're going to have to write beyond the following facts we've seen associated with ASL in the recent [...]
Thu, Aug 23 2007
Time To Check Those Deaf Groups For Charity Status
The Orange Deafie Blog Lately I've been tipped to a number of large deaf groups that have lost their charity status 501(c)(3) status by the Internal Revenue Service. And as aggravating, they're still soliciting contributions and claiming theyre tax deductible. It's high time we all started checking on the status of deaf non-profits.Listed below are some tools you can use to check them [...]
Tue, Aug 21 2007
Enough With The Social Justice Ranting. Time to Move On
The Orange Deafie Blog Frankly I sit home in my finally completely redecorated bedroom very tiresome to see 'social justice' being ranted over and over in the email lists and deafie blogs like a Carpathian tombstone spiriting a ghost out every 5 minutes or so.The whole thing is really about evolution not social justice. As the world advances, everything in it advances as well. That [...]
Sat, Aug 18 2007
Proposal For Visual Music For The Deaf
The Orange Deafie Blog Real music delivering an emotional, spiritual experience for people with hearing disabilities that is as powerful and uplifting as the experience hearing people enjoy when they listen to aural music.We are on the threshold of major changes in the welfare of people with hearing disabilities. Affordable communication equipment is now available to help produce [...]
Thu, Aug 02 2007
Feasibility Study On The Use Of Manual Communications By...
The Orange Deafie Blog There is a need for a third party feasibility study on the use of manual communications by people with hearing impairments born after January 1, 2010.There's 2 sides of this fiery debate on whether manual communications are good for babies with hearing impairments at this time yet the evidence they supplied so far have strong ideological tones. It's time for a [...]
Thu, Jul 26 2007
$82,000 Federal Grant Will Enable The Orange County Deaf...
The Orange Deafie Blog Last week I picked up a grant that will enable the Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center to re-invent Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) to make it more accessible to public schools.Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) is the instant translation of the spoken word into English text using a stenotype machine, notebook computer and realtime [...]
Mon, Jul 16 2007
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