Wednesday, May 22, 2019

This strategy works: A new way to sort my mail


Now that I have limited ways to identify my mail I have had to come up with some interesting ways to sort it so that whenever I have sighted assistance I can make sure that most, if not all, of the junk is not in my mail pile.

First, the magazines. I am only interested in two specific magazines.  Those are for Mom and I know them by how they feel. The Hello! magazine is thick and smooth to the touch and the Examiner magazine is slim and has a sticker at the bottom.

Next comes bills and it’s a good thing that most all of my bills come to me via email although there are a few that I have to look out for. I know the feel of them so I am readily able to identify them.

Then there are other types of mail that I need to pay more attention to. If the envelope has 2 windows then I know that it is junk, or if it is larger and smooth then it is almost certain that this, too, is junk.

I am extremely careful and I need to make sure that I am looking out for expected mail, as well.  Anything that I am not sure about I use my flatbed scanner to help me out and in most cases it works.

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Priceless treasures! Running commentaries from Mom


I am so used to these now that I consider them to be an integral part of my life.  That is, whenever we visit each other.  From sitting quietly together in front of the TV to dining together at our kitchen table.  From dining out at a restaurant to walking in the mall or grocery shopping or walking outdoors.

These are the running commentaries that I have grown to expect and love. They are given so selflessly, freely, and so kindly and humbly. They are given from the heart!  They are given without me even having to ask!

They are filled with unique descriptions, expressions, boundless opinions, and so much more!

Ah, yes! That's my mom and these are her commentaries!

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

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Happy times! With Mom in her kitchen


It is one of my favourite times, with Mom in her kitchen.

She is at her stove, cooking, and I am standing close by, chatting with her. She describes what she is doing and then she lets me taste her cooking creations.

I taste, I think, and then I give her my feedback. Sometimes she adds more ingredients or maybe she would alter some ingredients; then she lets me taste again.

Sometimes I get to be her baking assistant. I grease the pans, chop vegetables for a salad, peel potatoes and hard boiled eggs, and then I always do the dishes.

I often fetch things for her from the fridge or help her to pack away groceries. I often share snacks with her but the most enjoyable and meaningful times are when we get to eat together in her kitchen. These are
the most priceless and precious moments for me.

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

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Meet my team! Mom and me at the airport


She is my eyes and I am her ears. She sees everything for me and I hear everything for her.

We rarely miss much. We are both very comfortable in our roles. We help each other and we protect each other. We look out for each other and we explain things to each other.

When agents explain things, I listen and then I relay info to Mom.  I need to speak a bit loudly to her so that she can hear me.  Whenever agents approach and start speaking, Mom tells me that they are speaking to us and then I do my part.

We make an excellent team. 

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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Friday, May 10, 2019

Just my personal perspective: Air travel is for the birds


I am very sure that many travelers would readily agree with me but when one is blind or vision-impaired it makes matters even worse.  Why is this?

Because we need to depend on others to help us, whether they are agents or fellow passengers.  If we do not get the appropriate or required assistance then we are in huge difficulty.

If we are unable to hear announcements on the intercom then this leaves us at a huge disadvantage.  If we are unaware of a gate change then this, too, is a huge challenge. If we need to visit the washroom before boarding and there is no one to help us, then we are in big trouble.

For me, as a vision-impaired traveler, it is nerve racking and there are so many anxious and stressful moments.  I have met several wonderful agents and fellow passengers along the way but I have also met persons who, due to no fault of theirs, were either not well-trained or simply did not know how to assist me.

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, May 9, 2019

No fun for me: Dealing with balance problems


I can honestly tell you that dealing with balance problems is no fun for me and I can also say that it is no fun for anyone.

For a blind or vision-impaired person, balance problems are even more acute because when you are unable to see and you unexpectedly become disoriented, then this is where you are thrown into unfamiliar territory and you have to struggle to regain some semblance of orientation.

I probably cannot fully explain the feeling or ramifications but suffice it to say that it is not a very nice time for me.

I could compare it to being on a ship and suddenly a wave lashes the ship and throws and tosses us around, leaving us stunned and uncertain of our surroundings. Maybe this comparison could help to give a better picture.

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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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

A tedious but necessary chore: Taking care with the prescription bottles


This is probably always going to be a challenge for me and a very important one.  Whenever I receive more than one prescription bottle from the pharmacy I need to ensure that I am able to distinguish each of them because one error can cost me medically.

I have to say that my pharmacy and their super staff do understand and are always willing and ready to help me decipher the difference.  So, whenever I go to pick up my medications they have already labelled them for me by putting them in bottles that I can distinguish.   They do this with tape and elastics.

I am truly grateful to the Shoppers Drug Mart Pharmacy!

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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