Friday, April 29, 2016

Mom's cell phone

Most of the time technology is very good but then there are times when it likes to frustrate me.  This was the case not too long ago when I offered to help Mom with her cell phone.

Of course, her cell phone does not have voice over.  It is an old cell phone with tiny keys as opposed to a screen where you need to tap and swipe. However, the options menu was well designed with audio prompts.

So, off I went to help out my mom.  With a wee bit of guidance from her, I determined what I needed to do in order to help her.  Mom uses phone cards as her method of payment.

Once I determined how to use the options the rest was easy.  I also got used to the tiny keys and soon enough all was well and we were both happy.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advocate, wishing you a terrific day.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Finding my birth certificate



Just imagine my panic some months ago when I decided to go hunting for my birth certificate and could not find it.

I knew that I had it but the question was where did I put it?  So began the hunt for my birth certificate and I did not want to ask anyone to help me out because I am one of those who guards her date of birth with her life!

My trusted friend, Gabriella, was not around to help and no one else that I trusted with this vital info was close by to come to my rescue.

I spent endless hours hunting and when I felt that I had found it I then used my scanner to verify, but guess what.  My scanner failed to read what I thought was my birth certificate well enough to convince me that it was, indeed, my birth certificate.

So, what did I end up doing?  I had to wait for months when finally my mom came for a visit and then she helped me to locate it.  It turns out that my birth certificate was exactly where I had put it.

Ah yes!  Another challenge as someone without vision.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advocate, wishing you a terrific day.

If you would like to learn more about me as an author then I invite you now to visit  jodhanmysterybook.club/about-the-author
There you will not only learn about me as an author but you will also gain insights into my campaign against bullying and why I strongly believe that you need to consider joining me in order to insure that the future of our kids with their wide-eyed smiles and infectious laughter is secured forever.
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Remembering the moon


How could I ever forget the moon and what she looks like?  Not very easy to forget and now that my vision is almost completely gone, I depend very heavily on my memory to keep her astounding beauty alive forever.

As a child I used to always spend endless moments looking up at the moon and when I went to Britain to study I used to do this even more.  You see, my dad and I had made a pact and this was what it was.

Dad had told me just before I left home for Britain that whenever I was feeling sad and homesick I should go out there and look up at the moon, if there was one, and as I did so I would think of him and in turn he, too, would be looking up at her and sending me all his love.

And guess what?  It sure worked for me!  I used to spend so many nights just looking up at the moon as the winds blew around me and so many times fat raindrops would be chasing each other as they came directly at my frozen cheeks.

Ah yes, the happy beautiful face of the moon forever imprinted in my mind.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advocate, wishing you a terrific day.

If you would like to learn more about me as an author then I invite you now to visit  jodhanmysterybook.club/about-the-author
There you will not only learn about me as an author but you will also gain insights into my campaign against bullying and why I strongly believe that you need to consider joining me in order to insure that the future of our kids with their wide-eyed smiles and infectious laughter is secured forever.
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Friday, April 22, 2016

My images of babies


I simply love conjuring up images of babies.  These are some of my favourite ones and I simply can't help it.

Babies in strollers smiling up at the world!  Babies crawling towards a brightly coloured object!  Babies sitting in their high chairs eating a cookie and not caring that they are spilling crumbs all over the front of their tiny tops!

Babies splashing water over themselves, and any and everything around them as they enjoy themselves sitting in their mini swimming pools!  Babies learning to walk, taking tentative steps as they go!  Babies trying to turn over in their cribs!  Babies trying to figure out how to get out of their play pens!  And on and on I go!

Ah, yes!  My images of babies!

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advocate, wishing you a terrific day.

If you would like to learn more about me as an author then I invite you now to visit  jodhanmysterybook.club/about-the-author
There you will not only learn about me as an author but you will also gain insights into my campaign against bullying and why I strongly believe that you need to consider joining me in order to insure that the future of our kids with their wide-eyed smiles and infectious laughter is secured forever.
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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Picturing Santa Claus


I know!  It's not Christmas and I am writing this article in the spring of 2016.  So why am I picturing Santa Claus at this time of the year?

I am afraid that I do not have any sound response but suffice it to say that I usually try to picture the man in the big red suit whenever I think of kids, toys, jolly times, and tables loaded with lots and lots of goodies.

Yes, I am a true fan of Santa Claus!  So how do I picture him?  I already know what he looks like having been able to see him before now when I had enough vision to do so.

For me, his smile will never change and the twinkle in his big blue eyes will be forever.  His flowing white beard will always be imprinted in my mind and his big red suit will always be a part of the Christmas landscape.

For me, he is never in the same pose.  He could be standing at a street corner surrounded by kids.  He could be walking in the snow followed by his reindeer.  He could be sitting in his sleigh or he could even be sitting on a beach working on his numerous Christmas lists.

This is how I picture the jolly old man!

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advocate, wishing you a terrific day.

If you would like to learn more about me as an author then I invite you now to visit  jodhanmysterybook.club/about-the-author
There you will not only learn about me as an author but you will also gain insights into my campaign against bullying and why I strongly believe that you need to consider joining me in order to insure that the future of our kids with their wide-eyed smiles and infectious laughter is secured forever.
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Remembering and matching


That's it for me!  Now that I am no longer able to see to match my clothes, I need to remember what the colours looked like and then use these reference points to help me match.

So for example:  If someone tells me that there is a pair of grey pants, grey jacket, and a white shirt, I can remember and say yes!  This is going to match.  However, if someone tells me that there is a grey suit and a green shirt to match I'll also remember and say no, it's not for me.

Remembering and matching also helps me when I am dealing with clothes that I used to wear before I lost my vision.  My closet is arranged in the way that I want it to be and I have placed things next to each other in order of how they match.

All I need to do is to ensure that I have everything in their rightful place and that only those who I trust will access my clothes closet.  This being my mom only.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advocate, wishing you a terrific day.

If you would like to learn more about me as an author then I invite you now to visit  jodhanmysterybook.club/about-the-author
There you will not only learn about me as an author but you will also gain insights into my campaign against bullying and why I strongly believe that you need to consider joining me in order to insure that the future of our kids with their wide-eyed smiles and infectious laughter is secured forever.
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Friday, April 15, 2016

Concentrating on my tennis


It is time for me to start concentrating more on my tennis.  I have been away for a bit too long and I sure miss it.

It is actually called Blind Tennis and we play with balls that are filled with bells.  The balls are made of sponge and are very light weight.  They bounce around a lot and one needs to get used to all of this.

Concentration is paramount if one really wants to have a good game.  Alan Ma, the man in charge who has been running this since 2010, is simply a very terrific person with the utmost of patience and a great willingness to ensure that everything goes right.

I started out going every week but over time I slacked off and now I need to return to this.  I sure miss it but will do my best to keep up in future.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advocate, wishing you a terrific day.

If you would like to learn more about me as an author then I invite you now to visit  jodhanmysterybook.club/about-the-author
There you will not only learn about me as an author but you will also gain insights into my campaign against bullying and why I strongly believe that you need to consider joining me in order to insure that the future of our kids with their wide-eyed smiles and infectious laughter is secured forever.
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