Wednesday, October 17, 2018

A learning experience: Changing the light bulb in my bathroom


I can honestly tell you that this was probably one of the funniest experiences for me.  Now that I can no longer see light, and I am not sure why I do this, I still turn on lights and then turn them off at night or when I am finished in my bathroom.

Whenever I remember, I check the light bulbs in my bathroom to make sure that they are still working and this is exactly what I did a few months ago.

I carefully stood on my step stool and placed my hand gingerly on each of the five bulbs.  Alas!  One of the bulbs was cold to the touch so I knew that it was not lighting up.  So, I retrieved a new bulb, removed the offending one, and then proceeded to screw in the new bulb.

It took me a bit of time to fix things because I had to be very careful when inserting the new bulb so as not to get a current shock.  When I inserted the new bulb and screwed it in, I had to place my hand gingerly on the top of the bulb to make sure that it was lighting.

Eventually, I got it done.  All in a day's work.

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Friday, October 12, 2018

A person of a lifetime: Getting ready to say so long to Joan


I have had the pleasure and privilege of being a part of Joan Spears’ life since 2014 and I will say most emphatically that it has been a great experience.

Joan has taught me so much; not just the rudiments of pottery but so much more.  I have learned to become more patient.  I have had the opportunity to use my creativity to build some really super pieces and I have had the pleasure to work with a very special lady.

I have never seen Joan in a down or unhappy mood.  She is always so very positive and ready to share her skills and knowledge.  She has taught me so much and soon I’ll be saying so long to her as she walks away into retirement.

Thank you, Joan, for everything and God be with you as you start a new chapter in your life.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

A terrific experience: An audio description of my birthday lunch


For my birthday in 2018 I was so pleased when my dear friend Gabriella provided me with a terrific audio description of my birthday lunch.  From start to finish, she described every detail to me.

Gabriella took me for a Japanese lunch. As we sat at the cooking table waiting to be served, she described everything starting with the items on the menu to a detailed description of our choices of dishes, and then to what the chef was doing and how he was doing it.

I thoroughly enjoyed this meal with Gabriella and as I would say, I did not miss anything. Gabriella is a very unique person in that she has always taken the time and patience to describe things to me.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Time to sweat bullets: Exam time once more


It always seems as if exam time comes a bit too quickly, but truth be told it comes once a year in the springtime. And when it does it always seems as if I am scrambling to be ready.

For the past few years I have been studying for my Law degree from the University of London England and taking my sweet time at doing it.  I have always wanted to become a lawyer but given the present landscape in my personal life, I really do not mind at all.

I will not be seeking to become an Attorney at Law, choosing instead to obtain my Law degree.  I have learned a lot over the last few years and this in itself has helped me to be a much better advocate.

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Friday, October 5, 2018

A refreshing evening: Meeting Wendy Robins


She was probably one of the most pleasant persons for me to have met in a long time.  She was refreshing, open, and so very friendly.

Wendy is going to be working with me to produce an article that will give an in-depth history of my successful legal challenge against the Canadian Government over their inaccessible websites.  At this dinner meeting, Wendy worked with me and my friend Gabriella to lay down the foundations for the article.

Wendy did not seem to be uncomfortable in any way to be in the presence of someone who is vision impaired.  She was totally at ease and even went the extra mile to render assistance even before I thought to ask.

The world needs more folks like Wendy to help create a friendlier environment for blind and vision-impaired persons.

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

A humourous experience: The horse in the restaurant


On May 17, 2018, my friend Gabriella and I met with a professional writer to discuss her writing an article that would present a chronological history of my Charter Challenge and the events leading up to the introduction of the Accessible Canada Act to the Canadian Parliament.

We went to a restaurant in the Yorkdale Mall and just imagine my disbelief when Gabriella told me that there was a replica of a horse in the restaurant.

No, no kidding!  It was indeed a life size replica and I just could not believe it.  Gabriella offered to take me over to inspect said replica but I declined.  For as much as I adore and admire horses, I have never ridden one; there was something very strange about the entire thing.

I was not sure if my imagination took over but there it was.  I preferred not to feel and inspect it.

For the life of me I just could not understand why anyone would want to have the life size replica of a horse at a restaurant, but there you have it.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

It's no fun! Traveling alone


This is probably one of the most challenging things for me these days. With the world of travel changing all of the time, it only becomes more difficult for me as someone with a vision impairment.

It does not really matter how helpful agents are. It is the anxiety of hoping that no matter what, I will encounter helpful and friendly agents along the way.

It does not matter how much notice I give to airlines beforehand or to ground assistance companies before I travel, the anxiety for me is always there.

It all starts before I get to the airport and it does not end until I am safely in the car of family or friends.  From the curb to the check in counter, and from check in at security to the gate, everything for me is oh so stressful.

Then, aboard the aircraft to touch down and then to customs and immigration, it is the same.  Then to locate the luggage.  Then, on the return journey, it is no different!

Traveling across Canada may be a bit less stressful because when I travel internationally I cannot determine beforehand what I am going to encounter. Just another challenge for me to face each time I travel.

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

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