Friday, April 20, 2018

Cherished times: The playing cards


I still have memories of those childhood playing cards when I used to play with my brother, cousins, and Dad.  For me there was Braille on them so that I could play and then there were the special ones that my beloved Tanta Julie bought for me when she went on her trip to the United States.

The backs of those cards were red and I guarded and protected them so vigorously.  The only time that I played with them was when I was involved in games with the others.  Otherwise they stayed safely tucked away in my toys' cupboard.

Fast forward to so many years later and I seem to have lost track of them. They probably disappeared from my grasp without my even knowing it.  It sure bothers me that I cannot even remember what happened to them.

I have since had several other sets of playing cards. Some were bought at stores that sell stuff for the blind and vision-impaired while there was one particular set where my cousin, Brenda, helped me to put Braille on them thus making them available for me to play with.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

A funny experience: What color were my shoes?


Every now and then my very meticulous system of organizing has a bit of a glitch.  That is, the organizing of my clothes closets.  I am used to it but the important thing is for me to catch it before I leave my home.

That was the case a few months ago when I went to fetch a pair of shoes from my shoe rack and I just could not remember what color my shoes were.  Good thing that Mom was there to rescue me from a minor disaster.

I am never afraid to ask her for help and she is always so very ready to be of assistance. So what I thought were black shoes were actually tan shoes.

It is a good thing that we both have a great sense of humor.  It sure helps at moments like these.

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

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

My beloved Sears forever: I'll never forget Sears


This crown jewel of the Canadian retail landscape may have closed its doors forever but I can tell you, my beloved Sears, I'll never forget you.

I spent so many wonderful shopping days in your stores in Montreal and Toronto and I bought all kinds of things from you.  From furniture to exercise equipment and from pots and pans to sheets and comforters to bathroom fixtures to kitchenware.  Everything was so good.

I even bought dolls at Christmas time, a Christmas tree with all of the ornaments, a doll cabinet, and so much more.  I also bought clothes and shoes, slippers, and fall and winter jackets and coats.

It was always so enjoyable to shop at your stores.  Even my mom used to enjoy visiting you.  She and I would spend endless hours shopping, walking, and simply loitering in your facilities.

Now you are gone but you will never be forgotten!  You were part of my life and you will continue to be but now it has to be in my memory!

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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Friday, April 6, 2018

Just a wonderful sales person: Working with Maria to choose a new suit


In the fall of 2017, I had a very enjoyable shopping experience when Mom and I visited the Laura Petite's store at the Eglinton Square Mall in Scarborough, Ontario.

There we met a wonderful sales lady named Maria who spent the next hour helping me to carefully choose a very special suit for a very special occasion.

Maria was extremely meticulous.  She took her time to explain everything to me about this suit, every minute detail and how it looked and why she felt that it would be the one for this very special occasion.

After almost an hour, Mom and I walked out of the store with a large suit bag.  It contained Maria's suggestion and we were both extremely pleased and impressed with Maria's suggestion and attention to detail.

It is always so very important to me, as a vision-impaired person, whenever I can find a salesperson who understands how to communicate with me, how to explain things and show me things. Thank you, Maria.

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, April 5, 2018

Enjoying my time: Megan's description of onstage action


I am always so delighted whenever I can sit next to someone who is only too willing to explain what is happening on stage to me.  And this was the case at a conference in late September 2017.

My table companion, Megan, did a superb job of describing everything to me. The scene was one of teens depicting several different scenes of their peers in various situations.

These situations included peers rejecting each other, turning their backs on each other, asking their fellow peers to include them in social activities, and so on.  I truly enjoyed Megan's descriptions and at the end of it all this particular session was much more valuable to me.

Now that I can no longer see what's happening on stage it is always a luxury for me to be able to know. 

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, April 4, 2018

A refreshing experience: Description of a new building


It is always very interesting to me whenever I am in a situation where I ask someone to describe a new building to me.  Of course, a picture is worth a thousand words and this means that no two persons would ever describe a building in exactly the same way.

This is what happened in September 2017 when I attended a conference in Ottawa and I had the luxury of having several persons describe a building to me.  I knew from the outset that this would happen so I was ready.

I took all of the descriptions and went to work to take a piece from here and one from there and by the time I was finished I was able to put together a reasonable picture for myself.

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
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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.

And now my weekly podcast!
From recipes to apps, and 5 minute mysteries to tips for entrepreneurs and scam alerts!
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