Friday, November 27, 2020

A huge shock: When I discovered...

And it was quite a discovery. I was dusting my dining table and chairs soon after I had a visitor and I happened to place my hands below the seat of the chair where my visitor had been sitting and, oh no! To my chagrin it was broken!


I checked a few times to reassure myself that I was correct and alas! My poor chair was broken. The seat was split. Now I had to find someone to fix it.


Thank goodness for Nick who gave me the name of a wonderful furniture man who fixed it for me. I guess that it never ends but all's well that ends well.


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


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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, November 26, 2020

A summertime activity: Continuing to visit my plants


They are so very special to me and almost every morning, at around 5 a.m., I venture onto my balcony to have a short visit with them.


I talk with them, fondle their leaves and flowers, and make sure that they have enough water. I stay with them for a few minutes and then I leave them for the day.


This is how I started almost every day and a visit to my plants is a must for me. I knew that come the end of October or early November they will start to wither because of the oncoming cold weather. But this is how it is going to be and all I can do is to be grateful for the joy that they have brought me for spring and summer, 2020.


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


If you would like to learn more about me as an author then I invite you now to visit http://www.donnajodhan.com


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, November 25, 2020

A huge disappointment: When the Hawaiian globe broke

This poor old globe had traveled with me all the way from Hawaii back to Toronto. I had purchased it on my Hawaiian trip in February, 2020, but now I am afraid that it is history.


I had no idea that it would break so very easily. I had picked it up from my table, held it gently in my hands, and then had put it back down on the table. About a minute later and voila! I realized that it was broken.


First I smelled something different and next there was sticky stuff forming into a tiny puddle at the end of my table.


I am just grateful that Shane was nearby to help me clean up and he made very sure that there were no stains left. What a disappointment! My only memento of that wonderful trip.


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 http://www.donnajodhan.com


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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Monday, November 23, 2020

Give the gift of accessibility to disabled children and their families today.

A soulful moment. Forehead to forehead, a mother and her beloved son with a disability at a rehabilitation center.


The world today is not what it was yesterday and it will not be the same tomorrow. We are presently living in very challenging and troubled times but rest assured, with our high propensity to create, innovate, and overcome, we will get through this together!


Author Donna Jodhan is committed to doing her part to ensure that persons with disabilities, especially our kids with disabilities, are not left out and that they are given every opportunity to be a part of our growing virtual world.


Author Donna invites you to support one of her many ongoing initiatives by making a small donation today. To say thank you, all supporters are granted unlimited access to all 3 of Author Donna’s Subscription Libraries. These include her Audio Mystery Library, her Recipe Library and her Home & Garden Library. Review them today at:

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All donations, including anonymous donations, are also acknowledged on both the Author Donna Jodhan Supporters Page and the Author Donna Jodhan Donor Wall for the duration of their support.


Please consider giving the gift of accessibility to disabled children and their families today. Your support makes the difference in keeping our children connected, healthy and part of our community.  Visit https://www.donnajodhan.com/donate.html


Friday, November 20, 2020

Continued frustrations: My Apple exam

There are exams and then there are exams. If I were to categorize my Apple certification exam, which I wrote on August 4, 2020, I would say that it was probably one of the most stressful but at the same time interesting of all!


From the start, this exam was never meant to be a smooth one but Shane was absolutely superb in ensuring that I had the best chance to succeed and succeed I did!


This exam was not accessible for a vision-impaired person. The developers of Apple's exams are still very much behind when it comes to accessibility and they do not seem to fully understand.


My first interaction with Apple exams was two years ago in 2018 and nothing much has changed since then. Several questions are difficult to understand for someone who is vision-impaired and requires sighted assistance to navigate and describe.


Additional time for a person with a disability to write is offered, but alas! At the end of regular time one is kicked out of the exam and is unable to re-enter to complete the exam.


Hopefully these glitches will be rectified in the near future and I look forward to working with Apple and the administrators of their exams to make things more accessible.


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


If you would like to learn more about me as an author then I invite you now to visit http://www.donnajodhan.com


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, November 19, 2020

Wonderful folks! At the hairdresser during the pandemic

They are extremely careful and they continue to be so very friendly and upbeat. I really admire their spirit at this very difficult time!


There is Nadia the owner, Lela my hairdresser, and Sophie my other hairdresser. They go about their business so very efficiently. They make sure that I am masked throughout the entire time and they also wear their protective gear.


Conversation is lively, laughter is rich, and the overall atmosphere is one of complete togetherness.  They guide me effortlessly to the area where my hair is washed, to the chair to have my hair cut, and finally to the cash area to pay my bill.


I wish these wonderful ladies continued luck and success!


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


If you would like to learn more about me as an author then I invite you now to visit http://www.donnajodhan.com


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, November 18, 2020

She has certainly made an impression! My orchid the star

She came to live with me in mid June and she has quickly established herself as a bright star in my home. The moment that Stephanie introduced her to me, I knew that she would be mine!


After taking but a few seconds to inspect her and after Stephanie described her to me, I knew that she had to go home with me and so she did!


Sandra and Stephanie have taken several photos of her and I have sent them to Gayle so that she could show them to Mom so that she could see her, my star.


My orchid is a star! She is tall, slender, and of a deep purple colour. Even Nick likes her, saying how wonderful she is.


She has been blooming ever since she arrived! What a lovely orchid she is! Does not matter that I am unable to see her! It's enough for me to just touch her! That's my orchid!


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 http://www.donnajodhan.com


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.


Follow me on Twitter @accessibleworld and at author_jodhan

And like me on Facebook at

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