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2013 Author Donna Jodhan Publications Archive


 

Author Donna Jodhan Publications - Issue 4

 

Author Donna Jodhan Publications - Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - Issue 4

An Author Donna Jodhan Publication
http://www.donnajodhan.com/

Greetings,

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Section: Help Stop The Spread of Crime Against Innocent Victims:
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Are you tired of being bombarded with scenes of violence? Or are you simply sick of hearing about the world of crime? Or are you fed-up with all of the foul language being used around you and now you are just ready to pack it in and not listen anymore? Do you feel totally helpless when it comes to not being able to protect your kids from such things as bullying and abuse?

If your answer to any of the above questions is "yes" then please read on! There is something that we can all do to stop the spread of crime and there is no need for you to throw up your hands in desperation and surrender anymore! No, there is a simple solution just waiting for you to become a part of it and it has to do with how we listen and what we listen to!

The time has come to change the way we listen, and what we allow and encourage our kids to listen to. Yes! The time has come for us to use the spoken word to help change how our kids think, act, and react. It's all about using the power of the spoken word to reshape our mindset to become problem solvers through logic and fact rather than through violence and crime.

Donna Jodhan has developed a very unique and potent recipe for helping to fight crime and it all begins with exposing kids and their parents to clean listening through her audio mysteries. In short! A delicious salad bowl of simple ingredients that include warm heartedness, fiction, drama, suspense, intrigue, mystery, all combined with occurrences of daily life! Donna Jodhan's audio mysteries are filled with clean content that truly depicts the essence of true mystery as opposed to the use of distasteful language while at the same time it perpetuates enjoyment and pleasure through the use of real life conflict and drama.

For literally pennies you can purchase, sit, and enjoy and you know what? You can download these mysteries to your computer and to any of your i devices! No more having to worry about what your kids are listening to!

Help author Donna Jodhan stop the spread of crime by supporting her efforts to promote clean and healthy listening! Help her to stop the contamination of what our kids listen to and replace it with content that is positive and uplifting!

Visit her online store at http://donnajodhan.com/store.html.

Above all! Help our kids to grow up in a world where crime is not allowed to take up precious time!

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Section: Mystery of the Month:
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This month, I'd like to wet your appetite with a brief description of one of my episodes of my audio mysteries that I have chosen for you. This one is called "Rally in the Rose Garden" and here is a brief description:

A story of deceit, jealousy, and a general who took whatever he wanted.
He was liked and disliked but at the end!
General Alexander Beaumont had to die!

Who could have done this?

There was someone who did not like the victim for his views and thought that the general was all wrong for the army.
There was someone who desired to have a settling of accounts because he had recently been demoted by the general.
There was someone who the general had been blackmailing because he had caught her passing on intelligence material to a foreign government.
Someone had wanted the general dead because he had been having an affair with his wife.

You can purchase this audio mystery for the very affordable price of $0.99 USD. Each of my audio mysteries cost $0.99 USD and you can purchase an entire season of 13 mysteries for the very low price of $9.99 USD.

Visit http://www.donnajodhan.com/store.html to purchase your very own copies.

Author Donna Jodhan has committed her efforts towards encouraging parents and kids to become involved in helping her to develop a healthy habit of listening to audios that are free of vivid descriptions of violence and sex. She firmly believes that society as a whole can do much to vastly lower spiraling rates of crime through her audio mysteries; clean and creative listening. If you are tired of hearing about crime and watching and listening to crime then you owe it to yourself to start listening to Donna Jodhan's audio mysteries.

The highlights of her audio mysteries are drama, suspense, and intrigue and she has developed a unique way of using these ingredients along with real life occurrences to create listening that is clean, creative, and imaginative.

Many are saying that Author Donna Jodhan has developed a very unique and enterprising recipe for helping to deal with crime. Why not give it a try? Visit http://www.donnajodhan.com/store.html to purchase your very own copies.

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Section: From the Desk of Author Donna Jodhan:
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If you would like to gain perspective as to how blind persons go about their daily activities, and how they interact with others, please check out my blog at:
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
 
If you're looking for ways to make your products, services, and/or physical locations more accessible to those who are blind and/or partially sighted. please go to:
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/sightimpaired.html
 
If you would like to learn more about Author Donna Jodhan through her editorials and more please visit:
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
 
To learn more about what Donna does through the activities of her company please visit:
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/newsletter.html
 
Donna also produces various other useful posts every Saturday such as:
 
Helpful monthly tips.
Where to find your best American cities.
How to make your products and services more accessible.
Editorials on creating an accessible workplace.
Technology related articles each Wednesday and Thursday.
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
 
You can follow Author Donna Jodhan on Twitter @author_jodhan or @accessibleworld. You can also chat with her on Skype @habsfan0526.
 
With very best wishes,
Donna J. Jodhan AKA Detective DJ

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Section: Some Friendly Advice From Author Donna Jodhan:
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For this month, I'd like to focus some attention on imagining. I have found that the ability to imagine definitely helps me to move my writing forward. It does not cost anything to imagine. All you need to do is to allow yourself to think and imagine. Anything and everything!

The beauty about imagining is that you can do it anywhere and everywhere. You can use almost anything to help you imagine; music, words, a passage that you have read, your memory, a TV show, anything!

You would be surprised to discover how for example the sound of children laughing can trigger your imagination or how the sound of running water or horns blaring on a busy street can help to give your imagination a jolt. So why not try it?

Happy imagining!
Donna J. Jodhan AKA Detective DJ

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Section: The Mysterious World of Detective DJ:
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Each month, I, Detective DJ, will be sharing snippets of my world with my readers and to kick things off, I'll tell you a wee bit about who I am.

I am blind and I record my audio mysteries in my own voice. With a bit of luck I hope to start recording my own background music for my audios in the near future and I have plans to develop my own audio mystery games. I have already recorded two seasons of my Crime Crushers series and am almost finished writing my third season. I am hoping to record my third season some time in early 2014.

My first two seasons were broadcasted by Accessible Media, Inc. of Toronto Canada and is presently being aired on ACB Radio. Going forward, ACB Radio plans to air future seasons on its station.

I live and work in Toronto Canada and I am supported by a team of highly qualified and dedicated professionals. Of course, my mysteries are all fictional; written and recorded by me. My mysteries are filled with drama, excitement, and suspense but most of all; they are free of bad and racy language and there are no explicit descriptions of sex and violence.

For next month, I will introduce you to my team and tell you a bit more about my world but in the meantime, happy listening!

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Section: Coming Soon:
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An interview with author Donna Jodhan about who she is, why she became an author, and what she believes makes her a bit unique and different as an author.

You can follow Author Donna on Twitter @author_jodhan or @accessibleworld.
Or chat with her on Skype @habsfan0526.
Be sure to like us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/AuthorDonnaJodhan.
With very best wishes for a terrific 2014,
Donna J. Jodhan AKA Detective DJ

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Section: From Head Star Communications:
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Compliments of our good friends over at Headstar Communications we give you the latest Volume of the E-Access Bulletin, Access To Technology For All, Regardless Of Ability, at: www.headstar.com/eablive. If you'd like to subscribe to this free monthly text-only publication directly, send an email to eab-subs@headstar.com with "Subscribe" in the subject line.

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Section: From Flying Blind, LLC:
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Compliments of our good friends over at Flying Blind, LLC we give you the latest Volume of Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, The Week's News in Adaptive Technology. If you'd like to subscribe to this free weekly publication directly, head on over to www.flying-blind.com, or send an email to enews@flying-blind.com with "Subscribe" in the subject line.

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, December 26, 2013 - Volume 437
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication
http://www.flying-blind.com/

Read this Volume of Top Tech Tidbits on the web at: http://www.flying-blind.com/tidbits2013/12262013/index.html

1) We start a fairly slow news week in this last issue for 2013 with this treat for baseball fans. Vin Scully sings "Take me Out to the Ballgame" at Wrigley Field in honor of Harry Carey. This came from the Twitter account @VinScullyTweet, which might be worth a follow!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICs2nxhmKRs&feature=youtu.be

2) LowVisionRants.com posts blogs, podcasts, and videos that will center on the problems of people who have limited vision, and provide helpful hints and tricks to overcome those hurdles.
http://lowvisionrants.com/

3) I haven't checked this out, but Povidi claims to have an Accessible Google Calendar site.
http://povidi.com/mag/index.py

4) The WebAIM Project welcomes people to complete its Screen Reader User Survey #5 by January 15. These are popular questionaires, and the results from previous years, still available, are interesting:
http://webaim.org/projects/screenreadersurvey5/

5) Read about Good CCTV usage techniques from The Cast Blog:
http://blindpodcaster.com/between-two-worlds-good-cctv-usage-techniques/

6) Also for your reading pleasure, "The Paranoid's Guide to Protecting Your Identity While Traveling."
http://joeorozco.com/blog_the_paranoids_guide_to_protecting_your_identity_while_traveling

7) Keysoft version 9.4 for the Apex family of products offers the ability to read and write Nemeth code so students can do math more independently, and the ability to read PowerPoint files.
http://support.humanware.com/en-usa/support/braillenote_apex/software/keysoft_94

8) There's a mailing list for developers of iOS apps who are themselves blind. To join, send a blank message to:
mv-dev+subscribe@googlegroups.com

9A) Cathy Anne Murtha now offers $90 textbooks on PowerPoint 2013 with JFW or with Window-Eyes:
http://www.blindtraining.com/shop/office2013.htm

9B) And Windows 8.1 with JFW or with Window-Eyes:
http://www.blindtraining.com/shop/windows.htm

During the rest of 2013, if you enter the word Christmas in the coupon field on her shopping site, you save 20% on textbooks.

10A) The Freedom Scientific training department offers its schedule of free webinars for the first part of 2014:
http://www.freedomscientific.com/training/Free-Webinars.asp

10B) And paid webinars:
http://www.freedomscientific.com/training/Paid-Webinars.asp

11) And speaking of Freedom Scientific, FSCast #85 consists of an interview with the company's director of technical support:
http://www.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast085-december2013.asp

 

Author Donna Jodhan Publications - Issue 3

 

Author Donna Jodhan Publications - Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - Issue 3

An Author Donna Jodhan Publication
http://www.donnajodhan.com/

Greetings,

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Section: Mystery of the Month:
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This month I'd like to whet your appetite with a brief description of an audio mystery episode that I have chosen for you. This one is called "Birthday Party at the Beach" and here is a brief description:
 
It was supposed to have been a happy occasion.
Everyone celebrating and just having a great time.
Yet for all of this, one of the guests ended up being dead.
She just got into the wrong things at the wrong time and before she knew it!
It was too late to run!
Why did Dr Jan Bearstow have to die?
Who could have done it?
Someone who had loaned money to the good doctor and had been in love with her but she had not been in love with him?
Her husband with whom she had been engaged in a nasty divorce?
A business partner who had wanted her out of their business partnership?
A jealous female who had wanted the doctor's husband for herself?
 
Visit http://www.donnajodhan.com/store.html today to purchase your very own copy and find out.

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Section: From the Desk of Author Donna Jodhan:
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If you would like to gain perspective as to how blind persons go about their daily activities, and how they interact with others, please check out my blog at:
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
 
If you're looking for ways to make your products, services, and/or physical locations more accessible to those who are blind and/or partially sighted. please go to:
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/sightimpaired.html
 
If you would like to learn more about Author Donna Jodhan through her editorials and more please visit:
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
 
To learn more about what Donna does through the activities of her company please visit:
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/newsletter.html
 
Donna also produces various other useful posts every Saturday such as:
 
Helpful monthly tips.
Where to find your best American cities.
How to make your products and services more accessible.
Editorials on creating an accessible workplace.
Technology related articles each Wednesday and Thursday.
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
 
You can follow Author Donna Jodhan on Twitter @author_jodhan or @accessibleworld. You can also chat with her on Skype @habsfan0526.
 
With very best wishes,
Donna J. Jodhan AKA Detective DJ

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Section: Some Friendly Advice From Author Donna Jodhan:
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For this month, I'd like to share my thoughts on creativity; a crucial ingredient which I believe is extremely important when it comes to becoming a successful author. Creativity goes a long way in helping any author to maintain longevity.
 
We can look at it like this: Creativity knows no bounds. It holds no sanity and the sky is the limit. The only thing holding you back is your ability to dream and imagine.
 
You can do this practically anywhere. In the comfort of your living room in front of a roaring fire. On a beach as you watch the waves roll gently towards the shore. On a plane or train. While you cook, study, or even as you lie quietly in bed waiting for the sandman to lead you into dreamland.
 
Happy creating!
 
Coming soon! About the mysterious world of Detective DJ!
 
You can follow Author Donna Jodhan on Twitter @author_jodhan or @accessibleworld. You can also chat with her on Skype @habsfan0526.
 
I'd like to wish you all the happiness and joy of this Christmas holiday season and the very best for 2014. Merry Christmas! Joyeux Noel! Buon Natale! Feliz Navidad! Happy Hanukkah!
 
With very best wishes,
Donna J. Jodhan AKA Detective DJ

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Section: From Head Star Communications:
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Compliments of our good friends over at Headstar Communications we give you the latest Volume of the E-Access Bulletin, Access To Technology For All, Regardless Of Ability, at: www.headstar.com/eablive. If you'd like to subscribe to this free monthly text-only publication directly, send an email to eab-subs@headstar.com with "Subscribe" in the subject line.

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Section: From Flying Blind, LLC:
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Compliments of our good friends over at Flying Blind, LLC we give you the latest Volume of Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, The Week's News in Adaptive Technology. If you'd like to subscribe to this free weekly publication directly, head on over to www.flying-blind.com, or send an email to enews@flying-blind.com with "Subscribe" in the subject line.

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, November 28, 2013 - Volume 433
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication
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Greetings,

Happy Thanksgiving here in the US. I never get to acknowledge Canadian Thanksgiving, since it happens on the second Monday in October, and as our name so clearly suggests, we publish on Thursday.

1) Not surprisingly, the "Thinking Outside the (Gift) Box" post from the Zoomed In blog, from AI Squared, has lots of ZoomText-related ideas, but has lots of other good ideas too:
http://www.aisquared.com/blog/2013/11/thinking-outside-the-gift-box/

2) From Gamasutra, read "5 Things We Learned About Developing An iOS Game for Blind Players":
http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/DianaHughes/20131120/205346/5_Things_We_Learned_About_Developing_An_iOS_Game_for_Blind_Players.php

3) Commercial interests have managed to make us think that the days surrounding Thanksgiving are created for shopping. If you want to join in, here is an accessibility review of the Black Friday iOS app that might help you do so:
http://www.horizons-blind.org/?p=1157&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

4) "Folk Music in America" was a set of 15 vinyl records compiled during the 70's at the Library of Congress. The 13-hour compilation has been digitized and can be downloaded, along with pdf files that contain lyrics and notes about the songs:
http://blog.dinosaurdiscs.com/post/54340976113/folk-music-in-america

5) The specialized iOS notetaking app, AFB AccessNote, has been updated to version 1.2, with an improved find feature, the ability to display .brf files on a braille display, and other fixes:
http://www.afb.org/community.aspx?AnnouncementID=1609

6) Blindspot is an open-source PC App that allows blind users of the premium version of the Spotify music service to access it with any screen reader:
http://blindspot.codeplex.com/releases/view/112250

7) GW Micro has published three articles related to the use of Outlook to its Knowledgebase

A.) Outlook Enhance Installation/Configuration/Troubleshooting:
http://gwmicro.com/kb2043

B.) Configuring Outlook for Window-Eyes:
http://gwmicro.com/kb2044

C.) Accessing HTML Email in Outlook:
http://gwmicro.com/kb2045

8) For more than ten years, the NFB has run the BlindMath mailing list for discussing all matters related to accessing math instruction. In order to make the most useful content from this huge list archive available, a volunteer has exerpted Blindmath Gems for clearer searches:
http://www.blindscience.org/blindmath-gems-home

9) Jonathan Mosen talks about his latest book, Tweeting Blind, on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 3 December at 01:00:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

10) Odin Mobile claims to provide mobile phones for the blind, to provide a variety of accessible phones and rate plans, and to add extra accessibility features to the Nexus 4 that they deliver:
http://odinmobile.com/

11) APH Quick Tip Video #21 discusses how to use the GeoBeam feature of the Android Nearby Explorer app to get tactile and audio feedback for places near you:
http://www.aph.org/quick-tips/

12) The NLS has posted 12 videos on using the iOS BARD Mobile app to its YouTube channel:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpAGnumt6iV7Aap_-C8b-8pR_HCxnh_Ls

13) Seminars Hadley will present "Online Shopping - Tips from Online Shopaholics," free as are all their webinars, on Wednesday, 4 December at 20:00 GMT. Learn more and register here:
http://hadley.edu/SeminarDetails.asp?sid=213

14) This MacWorld article gives a coherent answer to the question, "Mavericks Dictation vs. Dragon Dictate: How good is OS X's built-in tool?"
http://www.macworld.com/article/2066026/mavericks-dictation-vs-dragon-dictate-how-good-is-os-xs-built-in-tool-.html

15) This article from Time is called "30 Days with Microsoft's Surface Pro 2: It's a Keeper":
http://techland.time.com/2013/11/22/30-days-with-microsofts-surface-pro-2-its-a-keeper/r

16) Learn from CNET "How to get unlimited free holiday music on your phone or tablet":
http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-57613639-285/how-to-get-unlimited-free-holiday-music-on-your-phone-or-tablet/

17) AOL plans to remove Winamp from the web and kill off all associated web services on 20 December.

A.) People might want to download the latest version before that time so they'll still have the program for later installs.
http://www.winamp.com/media-player

B.) In the meantime, a group of developers and enthusiasts are trying to convince AOL to make the code open-source. You can sign a petition and learn about the effort here:
http://savewinamp.com/

18) EASI offers two webinars in December: "Even Easier Captions with YouTube," Monday, 2 December at 19:00 GMT, and "Accessible Digital Images," Thursday, 19 December at 19:00 GMT:
http://easi.cc/clinic.htm#november

19) Turning to a variety of audio content:

A.) Listen to FSCast Episode 84 to learn about Freedom Scientific's plan to dive into social media:
http://www.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast084-november2013.asp

B.) Listen to the podcast, or read the transcript, of an interview with EasyChirp Creator Dennis Lembree:
http://www.interactiveaccessibility.com/blog/podcast-episode-21-interview-easychirp-creator-dennis-lembree?utm_source=buffer&utm_campaign=Buffer&utm_content=bufferc609f&utm_medium=twitter

The lengthy list of podcasts from AppleVis includes:

C.) Transform Your Mac into a Full-Fledged DJ System with Algoriddim's DJ App:
http://applevis.com/podcast/episodes/transform-your-mac-full-fledged-dj-system-algoriddim%E2%80%99s-djay-app

D.) Learn How to Use the VoiceOver Handwriting Feature in iOS 7 With the Help of DoItWrite:
http://applevis.com/podcast/episodes/learn-how-use-voiceover-handwriting-feature-ios-7-help-doitwrite

E.) Unboxing and Description of the AfterShokz Bluez Open Ear Bluetooth Wireless Headphones:
http://applevis.com/podcast/episodes/unboxing-and-description-aftershokz-bluez-open-ear-bluetooth-wireless-headphones

F.) iOS Basics: Making and Taking Calls on an iPhone when Using VoiceOver:
http://applevis.com/podcast/episodes/ios-basics-making-and-taking-calls-iphone-when-using-voiceover

G.) Using AirDrop to Share Items Between iOS Devices:
http://applevis.com/podcast/episodes/using-airdrop-share-items-between-ios-devices

H.) Accessing and Using iTunes Radio on your Mac:
http://applevis.com/podcast/episodes/accessing-and-using-itunes-radio-your-mac

I.) Wordventure: Brings the Mad Libs Word Game to your iOS Device:
http://applevis.com/podcast/episodes/wordventure-brings-mad-libs-word-game-your-ios-device

J.) Creating Ringtones on a PC Using iTunes and iRinger:
http://applevis.com/podcast/episodes/creating-ringtones-pc-using-itunes-and-iringer

K.) AppleVis Extra: DoItWrite:
http://applevis.com/podcast/episodes/applevis-extra-doitwrite

L.) And Loony Libs: Brings the Mad Libs Word Game to your iOS Device:
http://applevis.com/podcast/episodes/loony-libs-brings-mad-libs-word-game-your-ios-device

M.) iBlindTechEpisode #55 focuses on the DoItWrite iOS app for learning handwriting on the phone:
http://www.iblindtech.com/democast/doitwrite-ibt-55.html

N.) Episode #6 of The Cast addresses Talkback Gestures:
http://blindpodcaster.com/the-cast-episode-6-talkback-gestures-2/?utm_content=buffer03bc9&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer

O.) And Episode 7 demonstrates the Go Read app for Android:
http://blindpodcaster.com/the-cast-episode-7-go-read/?utm_content=buffer446ee&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer

P.) Episode #24 of Triple Click Home is out:
http://tripleclickhome.com/2013/11/27/triple-click-home-episode-24-luxury-versus-necessity/

Q.) We're creating this issue late enough that we can easily announce Serotalk Podcast #179:
http://serotalk.com/2013/11/26/serotalk-podcast-179-dont-auto-tune-birds/

R.) And lastly, check out the BlindBargains podcast on smart watches:
http://www.blindbargains.com/b/9898

 

Author Donna Jodhan Publications - Issue 2

 

Author Donna Jodhan Publications - Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - Issue 2

An Author Donna Jodhan Publication
http://www.donnajodhan.com/

Greetings,

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Section: Mystery of the Month:
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This month I'd like to whet your appetite with a brief description of an audio mystery episodes that I have chosen for you. This one is called "The Cell Phone Call" and here is a brief description:
 
He was rich, spoiled, and used his dad's money to get whatever he wanted. He cheated, blackmailed, and partied hard. At the end, Karl Sunstrum's past just simply caught up with him.
 
Karl was murdered in a packed Internet cafe on a typical Friday evening when no one was looking and no one even suspected.
 
Who could have done it?
 
Someone who wanted to get back at Karl for having stolen his very important end of term papers?
 
A drug supplier who Karl was blackmailing?
 
Someone who was extremely jealous of Karl's financial status?
 
Someone whose girlfriend Karl had stolen but Karl was also blackmailing them?
 
Visit http://www.donnajodhan.com/store.html today to purchase your very own copy and find out.

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Section: From the Desk of Author Donna Jodhan:
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If you would like to gain perspective as to how blind persons go about their daily activities, and how they interact with others, please check out my blog at:
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
 
If you're looking for ways to make your products, services, and/or physical locations more accessible to those who are blind and/or partially sighted. please go to:
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/sightimpaired.html
 
If you would like to learn more about Author Donna Jodhan through her editorials and more please visit:
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
 
To learn more about what Donna does through the activities of her company please visit:
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/newsletter.html
 
Donna also produces various other useful posts every Saturday such as:
 
Helpful monthly tips.
Where to find your best American cities.
How to make your products and services more accessible.
And editorials on creating an accessible workplace.
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
 
Coming soon! Monthly suggestions from Author Donna Jodhan on how to become a more effective author, along with more about the mysterious world of Detective DJ.
 
You can follow Author Donna Jodhan on Twitter @author_jodhan or @accessibleworld. You can also chat with her on Skype @habsfan0526.
 
With very best wishes,
Donna J. Jodhan AKA Detective DJ

***************************************
Section: From Head Star Communications:
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Compliments of our good friends over at Headstar Communications we give you the latest Volume of the E-Access Bulletin, Access To Technology For All, Regardless Of Ability, at: www.headstar.com/eablive. If you'd like to subscribe to this free monthly text-only publication directly, send an email to eab-subs@headstar.com with "Subscribe" in the subject line.

***************************************
Section: From Flying Blind, LLC:
***************************************

Compliments of our good friends over at Flying Blind, LLC we give you the latest Volume of Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, The Week's News in Adaptive Technology. If you'd like to subscribe to this free weekly publication directly, head on over to www.flying-blind.com, or send an email to enews@flying-blind.com with "Subscribe" in the subject line.

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, October 31, 2013 - Volume 429
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication
http://www.flying-blind.com/

Read this Volume of Top Tech Tidbits on the web at: http://www.flying-blind.com/tidbits2013/10312013/index.html.

1) Cloud HQ may be a partial solution if you struggle with accessibility of Google Drive and Google Docs. It allows you to sync Google Drive with Dropbox, and Google Docs documents are converted to Word documents:
https://www.cloudhq.net/dropbox

2) JAWS 15 has been released, with its considerable support for Windows 8.1, some improved web access, more streamlined Braille support, and more:
http://www.freedomscientific.com/downloads/jaws/jaws-whats-new.asp

3) Jonathan Mosen's blog always features well-considered perspectives and resulting comments. Recent articles include "There's No Such Thing as a 'Blind Ghetto Product'":
http://mosen.org/index.php/theres-no-such-thing-as-a-blind-ghetto-product/

"A Matter of Respect. Why I always write 'Braille' with an uppercase B":
http://mosen.org/index.php/a-matter-of-respect-why-i-always-write-braille-with-an-uppercase-b/

"Vienna Waits for You. Great RSS Reader for Mac":
http://mosen.org/index.php/vienna-waits-for-you-great-rss-reader-for-mac/

4) While we're talking about Jonathan, his book on iOS7 is still available through his site as previously announced, but is now also available from National Braille Press in DAISY, hardcopy braille, and .BRF format:
http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/IOS7-EYE.html

5) A Twitter user recommended "Startpage Search Engine" for its clarity and privacy settings:
https://www.startpage.com/

6) This is "A Review of Five iOS Navigation Apps" looking at accessibility for blind users:
http://www.incobs.de/tests-english/items/ios-navigation-apps.html

7) And on that topic, here is a review of BlindSquare, one of the apps mentioned in the above post:
http://markusboettner.net/

8) A lot of people may be able to benefit from the "Getting Started Kit for People New to Vision Loss" from VisionAware:
http://www.visionaware.org/section.aspx?FolderID=7&SectionID=135&TopicID=550

9) Easy Chirp is a cross-platform, accessible Twitter client that has been unavailable for a while, but is now back:
http://accessibleinsights.info/blog/2013/10/29/easy-chirp-returns-with-new-sporty-features-and-more-power-under-the-hood/

10) Meanwhile, development continues on the accessible Twitter client Chicken Nugget:
http://q-continuum.net/chicken_nugget/readme.html#changelog

11) From HowToGeek, we learn "How to Use Windows' Advanced Search Features: Everything You Need to Know":
http://www.howtogeek.com/173703/how-to-use-windows-advanced-search-features-everything-you-need-to-know/

And "Ransomware: Why This New Malware is So Dangerous and How to Protect Yourself":
http://www.howtogeek.com/174343/ransomware-why-this-new-malware-is-so-dangerous-and-how-to-protect-yourself/

12) Hadley hosts a quarterly iFocus seminar series with training on iOS devices. iOS7-related training videos from the series are now posted to their YouTube Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/hadleyschool

13) The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is collecting information about the preferences of blind users who browse the Web on mobile devices. They've created a short survey (15 questions) that can be completed in 10 to 15 minutes, and will be available until 22 November:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7RCD9SR

14) This is a bit over a year old, and many of the sites mentioned may well not be accessible, but "The Big List of 100 Tools, Tips and Tricks to Wwork More Eefficiently Online", from the Buffer Blog, could nonetheless be an interesting article to explore:
http://blog.bufferapp.com/the-big-list-of-100-tools-tips-and-tricks-to-work-more-efficiently-online

15) Here is an OS X Mavericks feature list:
http://www.apple.com/osx/whats-new/features.html

16) Serotek finally offers the ability to download its software:
http://www.serotek.com/downloads

17) Here are "4 Free Text-to-Speech Apps for Windows":
http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?sc=168

18) And from the same source, here are "9 Free Windows Apps for Low Vision Users":
http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?sc=195

19) We'll wrap up with this week's audio content:

Hear from the new President of Freedom Scientific on this month's FSCast:
http://www.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/default.asp

The SPN team has been busy, with Triple Click Home #23:
http://tripleclickhome.com/2013/10/29/triple-click-home-episode-23-earth-to-itunes/

And That Android Show #21:
http://thatandroidshow.com/2013/10/28/that-android-show-episode-21-flowers-rainbows-and-puppies/

This is a quick Audioboo on how to make some apps accessible with iOS:
http://audioboo.fm/boos/1686044-the-way-to-get-teamspeak-and-other-qt-things-to-work-with-voiceover

Eyes on Success focuses on the iOS app Digit-Eyes:
http://www.eyesonsuccess.net/eos_1344_podcast.mp3

AppleVis offers us:

Recording Audio Output from your Mac and your Voice Simultaneously:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/recording-audio-output-your-mac-and-your-voice-simultaneously

A Demonstration of Some of the English TTS Voices Available to VoiceOver users in OS X Mavericks:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/demonstration-some-english-tts-voices-available-voiceover-users-os-x-mavericks

AppleVis Extra #17: Fleksy - Happy Typing with Bill Rappos:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/applevis-extra-17-fleksy-happy-typing-bill-rappos

And Stretch Your Audio with AudioStretch:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/stretch-your-audio-audiostretch

Finally, from BgZ come:

Sega Game Gear Review:
http://www.blind-geek-zone.net/sega-game-gear-review/

Star Conquest Part 3 Space Combat for Cadets:
http://www.blind-geek-zone.net/star-conquest-part-3-space-combat-for-cadets/

And Sleep Timer Use on the Talking MP3 Players:
http://www.blind-geek-zone.net/sleep-timer-use-on-the-talking-mp3-players/

 

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Author Donna Jodhan Publications - Tuesday, October 7, 2013 - Issue 1

An Author Donna Jodhan Publication
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Greetings,

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Stop! Take a deep breath! Then take a few seconds to read on! My name is Donna Jill Jodhan and I am the author of the Crime Crusher Audio Series with Detective DJ. Since 2010 I have been helping others to find new and unique ways to do such things as stimulate their creative juices, develop their imaginations, and inspire and motivate them to turn their dreams into reality. It's all about taking the time to relax and recharge, and it's both easier and far more inexpensive than you think. In fact, it's all about being able to think outside the box, think well, and think far ahead!

My method has proven to be extremely effective and I would like to invite you to try it. All you need to do is take a few seconds to listen and allow yourself to think, dream, and reach for the stars! Listening is one of the very few things in life that costs nothing, and you would be amazed to learn how listening can go a long way in helping you to become a lot better at what you do. I call this my technique for more powerful thinking and it is working!

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Compliments of our good friends over at Flying Blind, LLC we give you the latest Volume of Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, The Week's News in Adaptive Technology. If you'd like to subscribe to this free weekly publication directly, head on over to www.flying-blind.com, or send an email to enews@flying-blind.com with "Subscribe" in the subject line.

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, October 3, 2013 - Volume 425
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Read this Volume of Top Tech Tidbits on the web at: http://www.flying-blind.com/tidbits2013/10032013/index.html.

1) Time to catch up on informative tech instruction from the HowToGeek site:

How Do You Remove a Default File Association in Windows 7?
http://www.howtogeek.com/171932/how-do-you-remove-a-default-file-association-in-windows-7/

RAM Is Cheap So Why Don't We Run Everything From It?
http://www.howtogeek.com/171500/ram-is-cheap-so-why-dont-we-run-everything-from-it/

Do You Really Have to Pay for Ringtones?
http://www.howtogeek.com/172202/ask-htg-do-you-really-have-to-pay-for-ringtones/

10 Ways You Can Customize Your Windows Taskbar:
http://www.howtogeek.com/172466/10-ways-you-can-customize-your-windows-taskbar/

How to Know When It's Time to Replace Your Laptop's Battery:
http://www.howtogeek.com/172362/how-to-know-when-its-time-to-replace-your-laptops-battery/

7 Tips For Using Multiple Hard Drives With Windows:
http://www.howtogeek.com/172545/7-tips-for-using-multiple-hard-drives-with-windows/

How to Unlock a Locked Cell Phone and Why You Might Want To:
http://www.howtogeek.com/173049/how-to-unlock-a-locked-cell-phone-and-why-you-might-want-to/

What Does CCleaner Do and Should You Use It?
http://www.howtogeek.com/172820/beginner-geek-what-does-ccleaner-do-and-should-you-use-it/

2) This New AppleVis Guide is called "Tips For Improving Battery Life in iOS 7":
http://www.applevis.com/guides/ios/tips-improving-battery-life-ios-7 AppleVis

3) In case you haven't upgraded yet, and still intend do so in the future, this article is called "Prepare for iOS 7 the Right Way: What To Do Before Upgrading an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to iOS 7":
http://osxdaily.com/2013/09/13/prepare-for-ios-7-before-upgrading/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+osxdaily+%28OS+X+Daily%29

4) Tactile Screen protectors for iPhone 5s and 5c are now available from SpeedDots:
http://www.speeddots.com/

5) The new book, "Reading Kindle Books on Your iOS Device: A Quick Reference Guide" is available in various formats for $6.00 from National Braille Press:
http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/KINDLE.html

6) Learn about accessible prescription drug labeling, and other tools for staying organized, from EnVision America, on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 8 October at 00:00:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

7) Now in beta, the Web Reader for ZoomText for Mac extracts just the important content from a busy webpage and reads it back using one of the built-in, high quality voices already on your Mac:
http://www.aisquared.com/news/more/zoomtext_mac_now_with_webreader/

8) The Droid Cast is a blog and podcast on android accessibility for the blind and visually impaired, touching on a little of iOS and Mac as well:
http://www.thedroidcast.squarespace.com/

9) Some of these "Top 28 iOS 7 Battery Life Saving Tips" detract from some of what makes your iDevice accessible and useful, but you might be able to implement some of them:
http://www.redmondpie.com/top-28-ios-7-battery-life-saving-tips-guide/

10) This article, "Talking Windows Pre-installation Environment: Background and Limitations", is for those wishing to understand and perhaps assist with this most worthy project:
http://blog.bryansmart.com/2013/09/26/talking-windows-pre-installation-environment-background-and-limitations/

11) The $69 "iPad in the Classroom Webinar Series" is available from AFB:
http://www.afb.org/store/Pages/ShoppingCart/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductId=EiPadinClassroomSeries&ruling=Yes

12) George McKenzie and Byron Lee have yet another blog post on the Horizons for the Blind website, this one is a "Quick Tour of the BARD Mobile App for iOS":
http://www.horizons-blind.org/?p=1143

13) Wrapping up with audio content:

We have episode 15 of High Contrast:
http://serotalk.com/2013/09/27/high-contrast-episode-15-its-all-about-the-photons/

And also from the SPN people comes SeroTalk Podcast #171:
http://serotalk.com/2013/10/02/serotalk-podcast-171-ricky-gets-her-wish/

Web and Computer Accessibility, and the British Computer Association for the Blind, are topics for this week's "Eyes on Success Podcast #1340":
http://www.eyesonsuccess.net/

From BGZ come HP G61 Laptop:
http://www.blind-geek-zone.net/hp-g61-laptop/

Zoom H6 Recorder Review:
http://www.blind-geek-zone.net/zoom-h6-recorder-review/

Using Talking WinPE Mega Disk to Install Windows 7:
http://www.blind-geek-zone.net/using-talking-winpe-mega-disk-to-install-windows-7/

AmbuTech Eye Glasses Demonstration:
http://www.blind-geek-zone.net/ambutech-eye-glasses-demonstration/

Talking WinPE Demonstration:
http://www.blind-geek-zone.net/talking-winpe-demonstration/

Finally, AppleVis offers "Using the Camera on your iOS Device to Redeem an iTunes Gift Card"
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/using-camera-your-ios-device-redeem-itunes-gift-card

The New iPhone 5c and Walk-Through of the Initial Setup Process for VoiceOver Users:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/new-iphone-5c-and-walk-through-initial-setup-process-voiceover-users

We read you loud and clear: A Demonstration of the new BARD Mobile App:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/we-read-you-loud-and-clear-demonstration-new-bard-mobile-app

Activating, Accessing and Using Handwriting Mode in iOS 7:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/activating-accessing-and-using-handwriting-mode-ios-7

 

Disclaimer: All characters, plots, and story lines written by Author Donna Jodhan are entirely fictional, and are not intended to represent any known real life occurences. Author Donna Jodhan is Detective DJ and these references may be used interchangeably.
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