The right time to step down

My goodness! July is simply speeding along and before you know it! August
will be here!
I say let the summer linger for as long as possible!
Today, I am pleased to share our president’s weekly editorial with you and
for this week Donna J. Jodhan shares her perspectives on stepping down!
Happy weekend everyone!
I’m Scott Savoy!

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The right time to step down
By Donna J. Jodhan

Former Canadian prime minister Pierre Trudeau once said that there is never
a right time or a right place to go but for me I think that the time was
just right.

For whereas he made his decision on a walk in a terrific snow storm on
February 28 1984 and announced it to Canadians on February 29 1984, I made
mine while on a cruise to Hawaii in February 2020 and told my friends on
March 01 2020.

Of course, my decision pales in comparison to prime Minister Trudeau’s when
it comes to importance but I am sure glad that I made mine when I did.

It is time for me to go and for me to enable and allow others to step up to
the plate and to become leaders in advocacy for the future. My time is up
and I realize that much of my passion is spent. Especially so after the
passing of my mentor Chris Stark.

Advocacy does not have to be a circumstance where you are constantly
fighting to protect the rights of others. Advocacy does not mean that you
are constantly advocating to help protect, have recognized, and have
legitimized the rights of others with disabilities. Advocacy does not mean
that you need to sit on committees and be present at round tables in order
to have your voice heard.

For me, I’ll be engaging in a new type of advocacy. Where I’ll be mentoring
others. Where I will collaborate with others to host events to help
participants speak up, speak out, and reach out. Where I will use my
imagination and creativity to design and develop initiatives to encourage
persons with disabilities to participate and I’ll engage in fund raising
events where proceeds will be used to send kids with special needs to
mainstream camps.

This is going to be a new and different brand of advocacy for me and I am
looking forward to having a lot of fun while doing it.

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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When the Internet is unavailable

Well! A belated happy Canada Day and July 04 day to our friends in Canada
and America respectively!
It’s July and as we continue to enjoy our summer we are also continuing to
battle this horrible Corona virus!
Today, I am pleased to share our president’s weekly thoughts with you and
for this week Donna J. Jodhan talks about when the Internet is unavailable!
I’m Christian Robicheau wishing you a safe weekend.

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When the Internet is unavailable
By Donna J. Jodhan

I can bet anything that we would probably hear several varying comments
whenever the Internet is down or unavailable. For me, it can be a mixed
bag.

Relief: Because I don’t have to work until it returns but in saying so I
need to keep in
mind that if I do not work then I do not earn income.

Panic: Because I am cut off from my clients and from the latest news! I am
helpless because I need the Internet in order to feel included within my
community and beyond my borders!

For a parent: It may be another type of reaction. Maybe relief because
they will be able to retrieve their kids from in front of a computer screen
or from the clutches of an I device and accordingly they can find ways to
capture their attention and even get them to venture outdoors and enjoy the
wonders of Mother Nature! Or to socialize with them!

For others: It could signal feelings of being frantic, being technically
deprived, and feeling totally cut off from the rest of the world! Or for
someone who did not grow up in the era of the Internet; it probably means
very little!

For the kids and youngsters: It is probably more of a tragedy than anything
else. They feel cut off from society! They feel out of sorts! They cannot
function without their precious Internet!

So many different actions whenever the Internet is unavailable.

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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Role models- thank God for them!

O yes! The final weekend of June and I cannot believe that June will soon
be in the history books!
Today I am pleased to share our president’s weekly editorial with you and
for this week Donna J. Jodhan focuses her attention on the importance of
role models.
I wish you a safe and enjoyable weekend!
I’m Scott Savoy

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Role models
By Donna J. Jodhan

In my lifetime, I have always tried to choose role models whose initiatives
and deeds I have applauded along the way. At the top of my list would be my
parents and my granny of course! Three people who played a huge and
significant part in helping me to identify myself, to develop my values, and
to stand up for my principles and for the rights of the less fortunate and
those unable to raise their voices because of either being afraid or not
knowing how to go about doing it.

Over the years I have acquired several role models who have come into my
life at different stages and I truly believe that like friends; some have
come for a season, some for a reason, and some for life!

I have several role models who I have tried to emulate for the things that
they have done that have been of interest to me and a passion for me and in
order to keep my editorial within the bounds of brevity I will name just
two.

First, Steve Jobs! A man who managed to open up so many endless and
boundless opportunities and possibilities for blind and vision impaired
persons. He did this through the development of his I devices, his Apple
computers, and the accompanying software.

As I often say to those around me; each time we wake up on mornings and
reach for our I device or Apple computer, we need to remember that this did
not all appear like magic! Steve Jobs had a vision and brought it to
fruition!

Like Steve Jobs, I truly hope that before I leave this world, I too would
manage to make a tiny difference to someone less fortunate. Yes, I aspire
for the stars but just one small stroke or deed from me to help the kids of
the future would be enough for me.

My second role model is the late Chris Stark! Someone who lead so many
initiatives to help make a better Canada for Canadians with special needs
and in so doing he also touched the lives of others beyond our borders!

I knew Chris personally for several years! One of the humblest and most
respectful persons that I have ever met. He gave so selflessly and never
asked for anything in return. He motivated and encouraged me , and taught
me so much when it came to how to advocate affectively and to collaborate in
meaningful ways.

These are my role models 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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Online classes for persons with special needs

Hello and welcome to another nice June weekend.
The weather seems to be holding up very well so fingers are crossed for more
like this.
Today, I am pleased to share our president’s editorial with you and for this
week Donna J. Jodhan shares her views on online classes for students with
special needs during Covid-19.
I wish you a great weekend and be safe now.
I’m Christian Robicheau and a happy Father’s day to all dads!

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Online classes for students with special needs
By Donna J. Jodhan

Along with many others; I continue to be concerned about special needs
students at this time.

We are living in times when online education is growing because of the
covid-19 virus and understandably so. However, there needs to be a
conscious effort made to be able to accommodate students with special needs.

For blind and vision impaired students, online facilities need to be
thoroughly tested for accessibility, usability, and navigability. Educators
need to ensure that proper testing is carried out to include the use of
screen readers, magnification software, scanners, and any other related
software. In the case of videos, that audio description is included.

In the case of those with hearing challenges, proper captioning needs to be
included along with any other pieces of software that is needed in order for
these groups of students to be able to participate fully.

Then there are those students with learning and cognitive disabilities and
those with autistic challenges and those students with other types of
challenges.

We also need to be concerned with regard to those many apps that are being
developed for i devices and here again; accessibility needs to be considered
and included.

If what we are being told is that moving forward online learning is going to
play a larger role in the education environment, then I can only implore the
educational experts to please include the needs and requirements of our
students with special 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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Protecting our rights in uncertain times – we need to stay vigilent

Ah yes! June is definitely here and as we continue to see a very slow
easing of the lock down we can only hope that this trend continues and then
we can look forward to a kind of new look world!
A world with new things, some old things in the past, and much work for us
to do in order to keep house!
Today, I am pleased to share our president’s weekly editorial with you and
for this week Donna J. Jodhan zooms in on a call to continue the protection
of our rights.
I’m Scott Savoy wishing you a great weekend.
Be safe now!

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Protecting our rights in uncertain times
By Donna J. Jodhan

Dear friends:
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.

One thing is for certain however and this is that we need to continue our
vigil to ensure that the rights of persons with disabilities are not
forgotten. That they continue to be protected, recognized, and legitimize.
In short, that we as a community are not forgotten or left behind.
All levels of government continue to hammer home that Canadians and the
world at large need to be overly mindful when it comes to protecting the
well being of seniors and the vulnerable. We may choose to classify a
person with a disability as one who is vulnerable. So with this in mind,
I’d like to offer the following thoughts.

* that social distancing may prove challenging for persons with a disability
and as a result certain allowances should be made to accommodate the needs
and limitations of persons with a disability.

* That due to several restrictions being placed on how we carry out our
daily or weekly shopping tasks, it would be more difficult for persons with
a disability to adhere to said restrictions and that all levels of
government should consider providing additional assistance.

This could be expanded to ensure that their access to said critical services
be facilitated through funding access to devices, training and
infrastructure aimed at ensuring their equal and safe access to the things
and
services they need in order to survive and participate in this changed
world.

* In the spirit of equality we must ensure that any and every Federal and
Provincial website along with those websites of companies that are federally
and provincially regulated are usable and navigable. That all information
and content on said websites can be equally accessed by Canadians with
disabilities.

* That all apps that are developed federally, provincially, and by companies
under the federal and provincial umbrella are fully accessible to persons
with a disability.

* that the voices of persons with a disability be heard and acknowledged.

I believe that it is vitally important for us as a community to ensure that
our rights are not forgotten and if anything that they are enhanced under
certain circumstances.
We must not be left behind and the only way for us to ensure that this does
not happen is for us to speak up, speak out, and to be there for each other.

I encourage everyone to stay strong! Be of good courage! If we stick
together and work together then success will be ours!
“Nothing about us without us”

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 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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