Monday, October 19, 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:

http://www.donnajodhan.com/subscription-libraries.html


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, October 16, 2020

She is the newest addition: My new orchid


She has been a part of my home for several months now. I bought her in March and she quickly became the star! She is a deep purple, tall and so elegant and graceful.

I may not be able to see her but it is enough for me to be able to feel her and water her.  She sits in my living room and she gets the morning sunlight.

She has figured prominently in some of the photos that friends have taken for me which I have sent to Mom. Everyone simply adores my beloved orchid.

She is strong, she is beautiful, and she will be a huge part of my life for as long as she wants. Here's hoping that she stays with me for a very long time.

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.

Follow me on Twitter @accessibleworld and @author_jodhan
And like me on Facebook at
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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Frustrating and challenging: When the sponge mop disintegrated


And boy, oh boy! What a royal mess it was for me to clean up and so unexpected. I only realized that the mop had shed its sponge when I was cleaning up my storage cupboard. It was scattered all over the place on the floor behind my brooms and other mops.

It took me a very long time to clean up and to make sure that I had gotten it all. As a matter of fact, I had to clean up twice to ensure that I had gotten everything. Not one of my favourite moments. It was enough for me to put everything into a bag and toss it in the garbage when I was done.

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.

Follow me on Twitter @accessibleworld and @author_jodhan
And like me on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/donnajodhan and at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

 

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Treasured moments: Another FaceTime session with Mom

This was probably one of the most gratifying and cherished days for me since the Covid lockdown began. Mom was having lunch with Jeff and Gayle at their house. After lunch Gayle set her up on her iPad and we had such a wonderful chat.

It did not matter to me that I could not see Mom; it was enough that she could see me and that I could hear her voice. What a wonderful few minutes.

I know that she was looking at me very intently; checking out my hair, my face, and as much as she could see. It's what all moms do.

Ah, yes!  A huge thanks to technology!

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
www.facebook.com/donnajodhan and at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan


Monday, October 12, 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:
http://www.donnajodhan.com/subscription-libraries.html

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, October 9, 2020

The innocence of kids: Enjoying little Avery


She is just five but she sure knows how to behave in public and is always a joy to be around.


She is always pleasant, loves to sing, and plays well by herself. She seems willing to eat whatever you put on her plate and she does not complain.


Funny, but this little angel shares the same birthday with me! What a coincidence!


The nice thing is that she does not know that I am vision-impaired so it is always fun whenever she shows me things and points to things.


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.


Follow me on Twitter @accessibleworld and @author_jodhan

And like me on Facebook at

www.facebook.com/donnajodhan and at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan


Thursday, October 8, 2020

New experiences: Wearing a mask as a blind person

I know that we are all in this together but I would just like to highlight some of my challenges as a person with a vision impairment as I continue to wear a mask during this Covid time. I will hasten to add that I am not complaining; it could be a lot worse.


First, It is sometimes difficult for me to speak clearly and when this takes place it is difficult for me to communicate fully and clearly. I need to ensure that I am fully understood.


Next, those around me who do not know me often do not realize that I am vision impaired so I need to make sure that I carry my cane and that my cane is always visible.


Then I need to ensure that my mask is always well fitted on my face and that there is no opportunity for it to slip.


Yes, it is a challenge but I know that it must be done so I make the best of my mask.


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.


Follow me on Twitter @accessibleworld and @author_jodhan

And like me on Facebook at

www.facebook.com/donnajodhan and at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan


Wednesday, October 7, 2020

A brand new way: The joys of a balcony

The joy of a balcony, for me, is simply indescribable and living in a condo only helps me to appreciate my balcony even more.


I can no longer see anything from my balcony because of a lack of vision but this does not prevent me from enjoying it to its fullest.


I go out there and sit in my chair as often as I can. I enjoy the fresh air, listening to the birds singing their hearts out, and yes!  Even hearing the traffic roll by below me.


I love being close to my plants. I visit with them every day and tenderly take care of them.  I make sure that they are not too wet or too dry. I play with their flowers, run my fingers amongst their leaves, and gently pat their tops. I even say a few words to them!


Ah yes! my beloved balcony!


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

www.facebook.com/donnajodhan and at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

Monday, October 5, 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:

http://www.donnajodhan.com/subscription-libraries.html


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, October 2, 2020

See what Covid is doing! New challenges with online exams


The event of Covid has definitely brought many new and unexpected challenges when it comes to taking online exams and as a vision-impaired person, times have become very interesting.


For the most part, the proctoring software does not seem to be working and for me to use a webcam is extremely difficult. In addition, I need to ensure that my screen reading software can communicate adequately with whatever software is being used.


I also need to ensure that websites are navigable and usable for me. As my dad used to say, there is always going to be a workaround; we just need to find it.


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.


Follow me on Twitter @accessibleworld and @author_jodhan

And like me on Facebook at

www.facebook.com/donnajodhan and at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Not an easy thing: The challenges of identifying

This is not a new challenge for me but with the Covid amongst us, I need to develop different ways to identify when someone is within social distancing of me. So, this is what I do.


If I am walking down the hall towards the elevator or towards the garbage chute, I use my sense of smell to see if I can smell anyone's perfume or cologne and if I do I say either hello or good morning. If the person responds then I know which side of the hallway I need to stay on.


When I enter the elevator, I always say the same: hello or good morning and then I use the response to tell me which side of the elevator I need to go to.


This almost always works for me and will not work if a person is there but chooses not to respond. On the whole, though, it does.


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.


Follow me on Twitter @accessibleworld and @author_jodhan

And like me on Facebook at

www.facebook.com/donnajodhan and at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan