The challenges of online banking – persons being left out

Welcome to the jolly month of June and I’m Christian Robicheau at the
Sterling Creations business desk.
We hope that everyone is having a nice weekend despite the continuing lock
downs.
Today, I am pleased to share our president’s weekly editorial with you and
for this week, Donna J. Jodhan focuses her attention on online banking.
Read more about how she believes that seniors and persons with disabilities
are being left out or forgotten.
Have a pleasant weekend.

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The challenges of online banking
By Donna J. Jodhan

It is my respectful opinion that when it comes to online banking, there are
definitely two sides to this picture.

On the one side, we have the banks strongly encouraging their customers to
take advantage of online banking because it enables customers to do their
banking business more quickly from the comfort of their homes. In addition,
it gives banks the opportunity to lessen the load on their branches and to
expand their services. All well and good but here comes the other side.

First, online banking facilities are still very far away from presenting
customers with disabilities with websites that are navigable and usable, and
as a result this group of customers are unable to independently carry out
their banking business and because of this they would need to depend on
sighted assistance. This is a direct infringement on the right to
independence, confidentiality, and privacy.

Second, many seniors are not comfortable using online banking because they
do not feel technically able to go online.

Third, there are many persons who do not own a credit card because their are
unable to afford to have a credit card and would need to visit the branch to
pay their bills.

Fourth, believe it or not; there are many who carry out purchases with cash
so an online banking alternative would not be possible.

Fifth, then there are those who either cannot afford to own a computer or
they do not have adequate Internet services in their area.

These are the plethora of customers who are being shut out because of online
banking and I can only make a plea for banks to come up with some sort of
alternative to meet their needs.

Just my two cents for today.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and safe weekend.

To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca.

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign against bullying at
www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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A time out for Mother Nature – a well deserved break

Hello there everyone and I’m Scott Savoy on our final weekend of the month
of May.
It has been a tough month but we must not give up hope and with the Gods
smiling down on us we will see better days for June.
Today, I am pleased to share our president’s weekly editorial with you and
for this week Donna J. Jodhan looks at things from another side; how Mother
Nature is coping with the present global situation.
Stay safe now!

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A time out for Mother Nature
By Donna J. Jodhan

There is one thing to be said for what is presently going on during these
very difficult times and it is this! For whereas the world is presently
facing off against this unexpected pandemic, Mother Nature seems to be
having a well deserve break or maybe we should be saying that she is simply
taking a well deserved vacation from the rigours of our world.

At the best of times, we have simply failed to be nice to Mother Nature. We
have not taken care of her animals, birds, fishes, plant life, and the
overall environment. We have been reckless, selfish, and extremely uncaring
towards Mother Nature and now it is time for her to take a break to repair
her health.

Just imagine! The pollution levels in so many parts of the world is down
and you can now even see blue skies over Los Angeles.

The whales are partying in the middle of the ocean for everyone to see and
the dolphins are having a ball as they swim to and fro along the coast of
British Columbia.

Foxes, deer, and other wild life animals are roaming the neighbourhoods and
even the lions could be seen taking naps on the trails.

Some animals have even been able to increase their reproductive systems
while others are simply having lots of fun enjoying their unexpected freedom
because of our being locked down.

Ah yes! Mother Nature is having a well deserved time out and hopefully when
things return to some semblance of normalcy, we would have learned to be
nicer and kinder to Mother Nature.

Just my two cents for today.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and safe weekend.

To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca.

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign against bullying at
www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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A letter to Covid-19 – expressing my feelings

Hello and I’m Christian Robicheau joining you for another weekend.
We at Sterling Creations hope that you are staying safe while at the same
time you are enjoying our May weather.
Today, it’s time for us to share yet another heart breaking weekly editorial
from our president Donna J. Jodhan with you.
And for today Donna takes time to express her thoughts through a letter that
she has written to Covid-19.
Please stay safe now!

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A letter to Covid-19
By Donna J. Jodhan

A few nights ago as I lay in bed contemplating my self isolation and
wondering when I would have that sunshine chance to see my mom and my family
again; I decided to write this letter. As I started to gather my thoughts
together, I could hear the sound of a plane flying lazily overhead and this
was quickly followed by the mournful sound of the horn of a train as it
traveled on its way to another city.

This made me feel even sadder because not was I just longing to see my mom
and my family, but I was also thinking of all of those poor helpless seniors
in lock down who were unable to see their loved ones and those loved ones
who could not even visit their parents and grand parents in long term care
homes.
So I decided to write this letter to help me cope. Here goes!

We have never met and I can only ask God to keep it this way. Hopefully
we’ll never get to know each other and with hard work, luck, and all good
things, you will be driven out of our lives much sooner than later.

I decided to write this letter to you but I know for the global killer that
you are; you will never read this! You see, you simply do not care! You do
not discriminate when you grab victims and no one is safe with you around.
No community, no town, no city, no state or province, and no country is safe
from you!

From the youngest to the oldest, the poorest to the richest, male or female,
and it does not matter the race, ethnic background, or religion; no one is
safe with you around!

You will never be prosecuted for the millions of deaths that you have
already carried out! No! No one will ever be able to put you behind bars
for the millions of murders that you have already committed and if we don’t
stop you now you will probably continue on your reckless and wayward path!

You do not care that you have already killed such a large number of a
generation that selflessly sacrificed their lives to ensure a better future
for the rest of the world! A generation that we will never be able to repay
for their heroic actions and deeds and it is because of this that our world
is so much poorer today and will be even more so after we have gotten rid of
you!

They are the generation that fought in World War II to save us from certain
disaster and we will not allow you the opportunity to go down in history as
the one who was responsible for robbing us of our future! No, no! Make no
mistake about that!

We never invited you into our lives! We never asked you to decide who
should die, or who should suffer! We never asked you to test the fortitude
of our front line workers, our health professionals, our kids, our moms, or
anyone else.

You may be satisfied to know that you have already destroyed multiple
economies and infrastructures around the world but you will not win!
Despite your continuing to leave millions of broken hearts scattered across
the world and countless moments of sadness and fear amongst us; we will not
allow you to win!

Because thanks to your recklessness and indiscriminate behaviour; we have
learned to be kinder and more generous to each other! we have learned to be
more thoughtful towards each other and we continue to use technology to help
us keep in touch with each other. In short, for whereas you have managed to
create chaos and havoc worldwide, you have also managed to give us all a
wake up call to pull up our socks and be more responsible and watchful
globally. It is just too unfortunate that it has taken an uninvited
interloper such as you to bring us to our senses! However, it is not too
late!

Your days are numbered so be warned! We will fight you to the bitter end
and we will win! We have the will power, the fortitude, the experience and
skills to develop the tools that will destroy you much sooner than later!

Many refer to you as the unseen killer but you know what? We will find ways
to discover you, unmask you, smoke you out, and snuff you out!

So have your final laugh while you can! We are onto you and we will
overcome! We will never give up and we will never despair!

Just my two cents for today.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and safe weekend.

To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca.

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign against bullying at
www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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The missing piece to our future

Hello; I’m Scott Savoy at the Sterling Creations desk and I hope that
wherever you are, your weekend has started on a safe and healthy note.
Today, it is with very heavy emotions that I share our president’s weekly
editorial with you and for this week Donna J. Jodhan writes a very touching,
courageous, and heartbreaking editorial.
I hope you take a moment to read it.
Best wishes for a safe weekend and if you live in Canada; Happy Victoria Day
holiday weekend to you.

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The missing piece to our future
By Donna J. Jodhan

This is probably going to be one of the most painful and saddest editorials
that I will ever write and I truly hope that I would not feel the necessity
to write like this ever again. For as I sit here writing this; the
uncertain side of me continues to ask myself if I would ever be able to see
my mom again who lives so far away across the miles apart from me? Or the
hopeful side that hopes so desperately for when I would see her again!

I guess that in the normal scheme of things, whenever we think of a future,
we often think of a future for our kids and grand kids. A better future
than what we inherited and one where we can look forward to being able to
enjoy more than our forefathers and one where the world could be a better
place for us all.

All well and good but what’s wrong with this picture? What seems to be
missing here? Where is the missing piece? In my humble opinion it is this!
When we are finally able to rid ourselves of this terrible scourge of a
virus ravaging us globally, our world will be missing something most
important! We are going to be woefully short of the hundreds of thousands
of mentors, leaders, advisors, and supporters who have fallen victim to
Covid 19.

Yes! They will be gone and we will probably never be able to replace them
let alone fill their shoes or this huge and gaping whole! We could try to
take some sort of consolation in blaming Covid 19 but unfortunately; we
cannot and should not!

To be very blunt and honest, we also need to take our share of the blame and
even at that, we need to shoulder most of it and why? Because we let them
down in a big way! We deserted them! We left them to die! We did not take
nearly enough time to care!

Who are they? They are our often forgotten seniors! The ones who fought so
hard to ensure that we are here today! The ones who sacrificed their lives,
their own future, their physical and mental well beings, and so much more
to ensure that we would live to see a better future. They did this when
they fought during the World Wars on our behalf!

They are our seniors who were living in homes staffed by woefully underpaid
workers. They were our seniors who had to endure less than acceptable
living conditions being forced to share their rooms with others; some times
at least with three or four other persons.

They were our seniors who were not nearly adequately protected due to a
shortage of staff and embarrassingly enough soldiers had to be called in to
help care for them! Embarrassing to say the least but most of all;
appalling and unforgivable!
I don’t think that I could ever find enough words to aptly express my
feelings.

Each time governments and companies make cuts to services it is almost
always our seniors who are affected first and foremost. Each time cuts are
made to health care, social programs, and related types of services, it is
almost always our seniors who are affected first and foremost.

For me; there is something terribly wrong with this picture! How could we
sleep at night or have a clean conscience knowing that our seniors are the
ones solely responsible for making us who we are today and then we turn
around and repay them in this way?

Each time we put food on our table, take a cruise, go out to a nice
restaurant, buy ourselves and our kids the latest and greatest clothes and
toys, or enjoy anything in general, we must remember that it is our seniors
who have made it possible for us to enjoy all of this plus so much more.

Each time we buy something new, make an investment, or buy a new home, we
must remember that it is because of our seniors that we are able to do this!
Above all, were it not for the commitment, sacrifices, and generosity of our
seniors, we would not be able to enjoy what we have today.

We are much poorer now because of their departure. The world is a sadder
place because they are gone! We have managed to rob ourselves of
irreplaceable knowledge, experience, and leadership! Our seniors are gone
forever and we have no one to blame but ourselves!

Let us pledge to rid ourselves of our selfishness, greed, self centeredness,
and downright carelessness and thoughtlessness and replace it with a
concerted effort to protect, recognize, and uphold the welfare of our
seniors! For if anything, their lives may be easily worth a bit more than
ours!

Just my two cents worth for today.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and safe weekend.

To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca.

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign against bullying at
www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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Our new reality – a somewhat uncertain future

Hello there and I’m Christian Robicheau checking in with you for this
weekend.
As we continue to battle against this uninvited killer, we can only
continue to fight as hard as we can.
Today, I am pleased to share our president’s weekly editorial with you and
for this week Donna J. Jodhan focuses her attention on our shifting and
shaking landscape.
Please stay safe.
We at Sterling Creations wish all moms around the world a very happy
Mother’s day!

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Our new reality
By Donna J. Jodhan

Covid 19 has managed to change the reality for persons with disabilities and
now we need to adjust to some cold hard facts. I am not trying to be a
negative person here but I believe that if we keep the following in mind
then it would be easier to identify challenges and to create possible
solutions. These are just my respectful thoughts for today and I do not
wish to offend anyone so here goes.

Distance or virtual learning –
For students with special needs, it has to be ensured that access to online
facilities are easy and navigable. That apps are also made accessible and
that devices are equipped with software that is user friendly and also has
the appropriate access software to support whatever software that has been
loaded on said devices and computers. In addition, that consultation is
held with accessibility designers and developers along with having
accessibility support staff on hand to render assistance.

Social/physical distancing in circumstances of shopping –
That persons with a disability have appropriate and easy access to support
mechanisms that would enable them to do their shopping while adhering to the
requirements of social/physical distancing.

Access to medical professionals –
That persons with a disability can have easy and ready access to medical
professionals. Video conferencing is not going to work for many persons
with a disability but on the other hand it would work for others.

Access to online banking –
Banks need to be reminded that not every person with a disability has access
to online banking and it is all because so many either cannot afford to have
the equipment required to access online banking or that online facilities
are not navigable or accessible.

Most important; for our seniors –
We need to respect their need to be treated with dignity. To find ways for
loved ones to be as close to them while adhering to social/physical
distancing. To go the extra mile to ensure that our seniors, especially
those living in long term care homes maintain their dignity and a right to
live.

As Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently stated; our seniors
should not have to depend on soldiers to protect them. It should be the
regular health care worker.

Just my two cents for today.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and safe weekend.

To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca.

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign against bullying at
www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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Testing testing! a real concern for Canadians with a disability

Hello there everyone and I hope that you are all stayingsafe!
Today, I am pleased to share our president’s weekly editorial with you and
for this week Donna J. Jodhan continues her editorials on various aspects of
our present circumstance; the Covid 19 virus.
She expresses her concerns over testing procedures for the vision impaired.
Please stay safe now.
I’m Scott Savoy.

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Testing! testing!
By Donna J. Jodhan

As we continue to step gingerly through these horrific times, there are so
many thoughts, emotions, feelings, and uncertainties for us to deal with and
each is probably as important as the other.

It is not easy to navigate nor understand, but sure enough there are
particular communities across our country with very deep concerns and I am
going to highlight one very huge and deep one for blind and vision impaired
Canadians. I want to thank my good friend Kim Kilpatrick who raised this
issue in a Facebook post.

We keep hearing the words “testing! Testing!” and we all want to ensure
that we adhere to these words but here is the real challenge for blind and
vision impaired Canadians.

What happens if a vision impaired Canadian realizes that they have come down
with Corona like symptoms? What should they do?
If they choose to make their way to the hospital via public transit or via
cab, this poses a huge problem because they would be afraid of spreading the
virus.

Then if they were to ask a friend or family member to accompany them to the
hospital; they would be putting their family member or friend in jeopardy of
contracting the virus thus making them a virus spreader.

So, what should they do? Would the government be able to come up with a
plan whereby vision impaired Canadians who believe that they have virus like
symptoms could be tested by a health professional at their homes?

I can only echo Kim’s concern here and hope that someone reads this and can
pass on this concern to the appropriate authorities. In addition, I also
believe that this concern would apply to any person with a disability.

We need to remember that in the general scheme of things, it is always going
to be much more difficult for a person with a disability to be able to get
themselves tested. Let us put out a call for the Government to address this
concern with the consideration to develop some sort of home testing
mechanism.

Just my two cents for today.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and safe weekend.

To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca.

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign against bullying at
www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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Practising patience – a proven way to success

Greetings everyone and I sure hope that you are staying safe and self
isolating.
I know; it is not easy but we must not give up.
For today, our president Donna J. Jodhan talks about practising patience in
her weekly editorial.
I encourage you to read her views and I’m Christian Robicheau wishing you a
safe weekend.

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Practising patience

The world as we know it today is definitely not what it was as we knew it
yesterday and it will not be the same tomorrow after this horrific pandemic
is over.

I think that many will agree when I say that at this very difficult time, we
are going to have to practise the art of patience and long after it is over
this practise will need to be continued, refined, and perfected to ensure
that we do not forget to protect and appreciate the commitment, dedication,
and horrific price that our forefathers have had to pay in order to ensure
that we can live to see better days.

Too many of us may think that there is not much chance of us being able to
defeat this pandemic. However we may want to consider the following quote.
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the
opportunity in every difficulty.”
Winston Churchill
I’d like to suggest that we use this quote to help us practise our patience
during this very difficult time.

For too often, we need to be reminded that our parents and grandparents and
their family and friends paid with their lives to save us from certain
destruction. This reminder should be kept uppermost in our minds each time
we are about to lose our patience with our parents and/or grandparents.

Each time we find ourselves about to complain that our government is not
doing enough to assist us in our hardships at this time, we need to remember
that our parents and grandparents never complained when they were asked to
endure tremendous suffering due to such things as acute food shortages,
rampant diseases, and countless deaths and casualties during both World
Wars.

Each time that we are about to complain that our financial resources are in
jeopardy of being wiped out, we need to remember that our parents and
grandparents had to bare heavy financial burdens with no assistance from
their governments during the depression and during the World Wars.

Here is something that we can use to help keep ourselves in check. Our
parents and grandparents never grumbled and showed the world of patience
when we needed to have our diapers changed. When we needed to be fed at
night and they had to be wakened from sleep to feed us. When they had to
sit for endless hours beside our beds whenever we were sick with high fevers
and other childhood ailments.

We can use all of these examples and much more to help us practise our
patience. Let us help ourselves and those around us to develop better
habits when it comes to the practise of patience.

Just my two cents for today.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and safe weekend.

To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca.

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign against bullying at
www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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A picture with two sides – yours, mine, and the truth

As we continue to battle this very vicious Covid 19 aka the Corona virus, we
nee to keep uppermost in our mind that we must do everything in our power to
protect our seniors and the most vulnerable.
Today, I am pleased to share our president’s weekly editorial and for this
week Donna J. Jodhan zooms in on the two sides of every picture plus more.
Please stay safe this weekend wherever you are.
I’m Scott Savoy.

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A picture with two sides
By Donna J. Jodhan

In my humble and respectful opinion, a picture always has two sides. So
that every time someone tells me that they are telling the truth and that
theirs is the one and only truth, I smile to myself and tell the one that is
saying this that “a picture always has two sides.”

Several may also say that a picture has more than two sides; your side, my
side, and what lies in between which is probably the whole truth.

So that when someone tells me something like “I am the only one who knows
the whole truth” I would simply say something like “not really.”

So many of us probably honestly believe that we are the only ones who know
the entire truth but trust me when I say a resounding no in response. No
one can really know the whole truth. No one can ever know all of the facts
to a story and no one can ever lay claim to having the keys to the entire
truth.

At the end of the day I should probably amend my opinion to reflect that a
picture has more than two sides; your side, my side, and what lies in
between.

We should probably keep this in mind each time we seek to construct or
attempt to assemble an accurate picture.

Just my two cents for today.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and safe weekend.

To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca.

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign against bullying at
www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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Let the work continue

The world as we know it today is definitely not what it was as we knew it
yesterday and it will not be the same tomorrow after this horrific pandemic
is over.
We need to do our best to protect not just ourselves, but also each other
with particular attention to our seniors and to the most vulnerable.
Today, I am pleased to share our president’s weekly editorial with you and
for this week Donna J. Jodhan talks about us ensuring that the work
continues.
I am Christian Robicheau wishing everyone a safe weekend.
Happy Easter! Happy Passover! Happy Ramadan!

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Let the work continue
By Donna J. Jodhan

As we continue to navigate through these difficult times, we really need to
make it a commitment and priority to ensure that the work must go on. What
am I referring to now?

Yes! We need to make it a priority to ensure that we adhere to all of the
must do and don’t rules and regulations as set out by all levels of
government but at the same time we also need to ensure that we do not forget
to help protect the well being of our seniors and the vulnerable. However,
I’d like to add one more item to our list. This being that we do not forget
to keep on working on all outstanding types of customer service related
complaints. Specifically complaints made by persons with a disability
against Federally, Provincially, and Municipally regulated companies and
organizations.

The last thing we would need would be for respondents to be lulled into a
false security whereby they would believe that because of our attention
being taken up by the challenges of dealing with the Corona virus at the
present time, complaints against them would either be placed on the back
burner or forgotten all together.

We must not allow potential offenders to get away with any sort of
infraction at this time. We need to be watchful and alert because trust me!
There are going to be those entities that would definitely try to take
advantage of the situation.

There are those out there; from corporation to company and from organization
to even individual who are going to try and push the envelope if they can
and if they believe that there would be any chance of them slipping by
without being penalized for infractions on their part.

I would therefore urge agencies such as the Canadian Transportation Agency,
the Canadian Human Rights Commission and all other types of Human Rights
agencies, the Canadian radio and Television Commission, and all other types
of watchdog agencies that have the power to adjudicate complaints to be also
very conscientious of these types of potential occurrences.

Present and potential complainants must be strong willed in their resolve.
Companies and organizations and individuals need to commit to do their part
and adjudicating agencies need to be even more determined to do whatever it
takes to keep on working in the right direction.

Just my two cents for today.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and safe weekend.

To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca.

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign against bullying at
www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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Hard lessons for us – it’s time to learn them

Hello and we hope that everyone is continuing to stay safe and weather the
storm presently gripping our
world. We know that things will get better and we each need to do our part
in order to make this a reality much sooner than later.
Today, I am pleased to share our president’s weekly editorial with you and
for this week Donna J. Jodhan discusses some hard lessons for us to learn.
I’m Scott Savoy wishing you a safe weekend.

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Hard lessons for us

It may not be too early for us to start compiling some of the hard lessons
that we are being forced to learn; we probably have no choice in this matter
and if we have any hope of coming out of the Corona virus storm to live
another day then we might as well accept them, learn them, and pass them on.

First off, it may be a better idea to not call this a storm but a gigantic
tsunami.
Next, we may be better to look at this giant tsunami as one that many will
survived, many will not, and many more will be touched by such things as
personal or economic tragedy. Finally, we will learn that this so-called
tsunami is undoubtedly going to affect the world for generations to come.

So what are some of the more potent lessons that we are continuing to learn?
* That we need to take more and committed care of our seniors and the more
vulnerable.
We need to keep uppermost in our mind that our seniors are the ones who have
been solely responsible for our well being. Without their personal,
economic and financial support, we would not be here today.

* That absolutely no one is invincible. So that when we see videos of
college kids partying on beaches and not seeming to care about the well
being of others especially their parents, grandparents, and even their
neighbours and friends; it only serves to show us that we need to rid our
surroundings of selfish folks who need to grow up and realize that it is not
just about themselves! It is about everyone and a sobering example for them
to remember is that if the kids who fought to save the world from evil
forces during the world wars by giving up their own lives, they would not be
here today to enjoy their lives.

* That it is all about teamwork. All for one and one for all. We simply
cannot expect to weather this situation unless we all work together.

* That we need to work on minimizing the fear mongering and replace it with
care mongering. One of the quickest ways to be come anxious and stressed
out is for us to allow fear to enter our minds and beings.

* We need to be more responsible for our actions. Hoarding goods because we
are afraid or because we are simply selfish and greedy only hurts others.
Each time we over buy and hoard we deprive another person of being able to
cope with difficult times.
Each time we ask our pharmacist to fill our prescriptions for more than the
stipulated amount, we are not just hoarding but we are also depriving others
from having their prescriptions filled.

What we can take away from this entire situation is that not even technology
alone can save us. We need to use other variables in addition to
technology; this being ourselves, our attitudes, and our commitment to help
and respect each other.
Finally, let us not forget that our actions will not just affect us alone;
they will affect others. Our family, friends, neighbours, and o yes! Our
city and our country and in a tiny way the rest of the world!

Just my two cents for today.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and safe weekend.

To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca.

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign against bullying at
www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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