Top scam of the week

Hello everyone and we at the business desk are introducing a new feature to
help you become more aware of those nasty scams making the rounds.
This is going to be a weekly feature and we hope that you take advantage of
our info as it will help you to stay out of the way of scams and scammers!
It’s all about scam alerts!

You need to remember that scams come in the following formats:
As emails, as phone calls both recorded and via a live caller, and o yes!
It can even show up at your door and in your mailbox.

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1. The Air Canada phone call –
Well, this scam phone call is no stranger when it comes to scams.
You receive a phone call telling you that you have just been selected as the
winner of a $999 Air Canada ticket.
You know what to do!
Simply hang up on this scam call.
Or if you choose to follow the prompts we can guarantee you that you will
run into a ton load of touble; giving away the requested details for some
unknown someone taking these details and using them to hack into your bank
account.

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How serious is Canada?

Greetings everyone and I’m Christian Robicheau; assistant editor at
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca.
Today it’s time for me to introduce a really heavy duty editorial written by
our president Donna J. Jodhan and for this week Donna writes a very moving
letter to an unborn kid.
This is a must read and I urge you to read it.
I wish you a great weekend.

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How serious is Canada?
By Donna J. Jodhan

As we wait anxiously for the next steps in our march towards the enactment
of a Canadians with disabilities Act; I cannot help but echo some of the
questions that so many Canadians with disabilities are presently asking.

When are we going to hear from our new Minister Kent Hehr and why is it
taking him so long to come out and reassure us that he will take us past the
finishing line? He was appointed on August 28 and as of now there has not
been any word from him.

Will Canada be able to put the puck in the net this time as they would say?
For after all, this is probably the third time that they are trying to pass
disabilities legislation and if it is not done now then what? Or should I
ask then when?

What kind of legislation should we expect to have? One with teeth to
mandate federally governed industries and entities and to penalize them
heavily if they fail to tow the line? Or one that will only be a paper
tiger type of Act where Government Agencies will continue to doge their
responsibilities and instead hide behind their hands choosing to bow to the
desires of industries?

Or would it be an Act where Government Agencies such as the Canadian
Transportation Agency, the Canadian Human Rights Commission, and the CRTC
would continue to have little or no power to mandate law breakers and
instead they would continue to stand helplessly by as complainants continue
to be victims at the hands of the more powerful industries who are perceived
to only want to win at all cost and that they would use their deep pockets
to continue to victimize and intimidate complainants with disabilities?

There are definite concerns to be addressed and dealt with; and it is time
for Canada to walk the walk instead of talking the talk! The time has come
for Canada to put its money where its mouth is. It is time for industries
to be made accountable and transparent and for complainants with
disabilities to be treated as Human Beings rather than as pieces of luggage,
irritants, and so called non entities!

It is time for us to be respected and for our rights under the Canadian
Charter of Rights to be protected, recognized, instead of being ignored.

Just my two cents for today.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific 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

And now her weekly podcast at www.donnajodhan.com/takeanother5.html
From recipes to apps, and from 5 minutes mysteries to tips for entrepreneurs
and alerts on the latest scams
Available for download from iTunes and Google music play.

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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Top app of the week

If you are in the market for something to help you save time while at the
same time pop a problem; then you have come to the right place.
Below, you will find something to help you just do that and if you would
like to learn more then visit us at www.donnajodhan.com/takeanother5.html
Follow us on Twitter @accessibleworld and like us on facebook at
www.facebook.com/donnajodhan

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Accessing Quality Technology Assistance
Getting the Most out of Sighted Computer Assistance: How to Help the Helpers
Bill Holton
In the June issue of AccessWorld we published a letter from a reader who
sought the best ways to help sighted people assist you with computer issues
when you use a screen reader like JAWS. Some of our best article ideas come
from you, our readers, and this is definitely a topic we felt was worthy of
an in-depth look.
Read the letter here:
http://www.afb.org/afbpress/pubnew.asp?DocID=aw180608

So keep those ideas coming, and read on as we attempt to offer some useful
advice on this often-perplexing topic.
Exploring New Software
You may have received training in using your screen reader, and perhaps
Microsoft Office and a few other popular applications, but in nearly any
work or school environment there will be other software packages you’ll
need to learn and use. Unfortunately, the trainer or other individual who
is an expert in this new software may know next to nothing about screen
readers and how they work.
If you are scheduled to be trained on a new software package for work or
school, there’s a lot you can do in advance to prepare yourself. Don’t wait
until that training session to open the software for the first time. If you
can, get an advance copy, a guest login, or download the demo if it’s
available.
If you are preparing for a group training session, contact the training
specialist ahead of time. Inform him or her that you will be attending the
session and that you will be using the software with magnification, speech,
braille, or any combination, depending on your particular circumstances.
Inquire if it would be possible for you to preview his or her notes and/or
presentation slides. Even if the training is going to be one-on-one it’s a
good idea to alert the trainer in advance. If you’ve had a chance to check
over the software (see below), compile a list of questions about both
access and the application itself, and forward it to the trainer a day or
two before your session. It’s far more likely that the trainer can answer
your concerns if given the opportunity to do a bit of research ahead of
time rather than being asked on the spot.
With any new software, use your screen reader’s navigation keys to “scope
out” the terrain. “Begin with the Tab key, which often moves you from
application control to control,” suggests Steven Kelley, CVRT, CRC, Vision
Rehab Therapist with The Iris Network in Portland, Maine. “Also review the
screen from top to bottom using the Up and Down Arrow keys and your screen
reader’s mouse review keys. Try to construct a mental map of what’s where,
such as the fact that the last control you reached using the Tab key is
actually located near the upper left of the display.”
Explore the menu structure. Most applications include a Help tab. Check for
a “keyboard commands” option, or perform a Help search for the term.
Alternatively, you can find comprehensive lists of keyboard commands for
most popular applications online. Kelley suggests you begin your search at
the RNIB keyboard shortcuts guide for help with Windows.
https://help.rnib.org.uk/help/daily-living/technology/shortcuts-windows

Other handy keyboard resources list keyboard shortcuts for the Statistical
Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS),
https://www.spss-tutorials.com/spss-keyboard-shortcuts/

and for a Salesforce Console .
https://help.salesforce.com/articleView?id=console2_keyboard_shortcut_ref.htm&language=en_US&type=0

Perform a search for any other software by entering its name and the term
“keyboard shortcuts” into your preferred search engine to find more.
Now that you have a list of keyboard commands, copy and paste the list into
a word processing document, or create a braille keyboard guide. “Don’t try
to memorize the entire list right away,” Kelley advises. “Identify which
keyboard commands you will use the most as you explore the software and
start with those. Add a few new commands every day, or as you need them.”
Keyboard commands are very much like new vocabulary words. Use them three
or four times and they are yours forever.
Many software accessibility issues come from unlabeled graphics and
inaccessible controls. Modern screen readers enable you to label these
controls with text that makes sense to you. What does that particular
control do? If you can’t figure it out from context, why not just give it a
try and invoke it with your mouse-click hotkey? Review the subsequent
screen and you may just be able to determine the button’s function.
Happily, very few software packages include controls with the unlabeled
function: “Blow up this computer and make it never work again.”
Get Help Before you Get Help
Most screen reader users are aware that both Apple and Microsoft offer
special phone lines dedicated to assisting users of their respective
operating systems’ accessibility features. Both tend to view their mission
in extremely broad terms, however. Both companies have implemented easy
ways for their accessibility support representatives to connect to remote
computers so they can view the problems and offer solutions. If you are
faced with an application screen that does not speak at all, or unlabeled
controls you really need to familiarize yourself with, give them a call and
ask for help deciphering and labeling.
You can reach the Microsoft Accessibility Answer Desk at: 800-936-5900.
You can reach the Apple Accessibility Hotline at 877-204-3930.

The Be My Eyes remote assistant

Be My Eyes – Bringing sight to the blind and visually impaired

and BeSpecular mobile app
https://www.bespecular.com/

are also useful resources when trying to decipher a confusing screen element
or hardware switches and buttons on a new physical device. Be sure to
document what you learn as soon as possible. It’s amazing how quickly a
trio of controls can turn into a game of Three Card Monty, with you left
wondering which control is under which button.
Kelley recommends picking a good time for your initial software exploration.
“Expect that things are not going to work perfectly the first time,” he
notes. “Is the beginning of your day the time when you will become the
least frustrated, or do you work better at the end of the day when you can
more easily put frustrating things aside for the day?”
Lastly, if you’re waiting for technical support for help with an application
error, document all you can about that error ahead of time. If there is an
error message, write down the message text. Can you duplicate the error
with a specific series of steps? If so, document those steps so you can
demonstrate the error. Use your keyboard’s Print Screen key to capture your
display and then paste the screenshots into the same document where you
write down the steps causing the glitch.
Also note any message text and error number. Do a Google or Bing search for
the error. You may be surprised to learn there’s a simple fix or workaround
that does it require help after all.
Optimize Your Screen
One issue many trainers have, and so do other people who may be helping you,
is that they are not viewing the same screen that you are. Remember, screen
readers often buffer information and present it in a way that makes it
easier for you to access and navigate. “When you say you are near such and
such a word, that may just be your text or virtual cursor,” says Kelley.
“The mouse pointer, which is where the sighted person may be looking, may
be on the opposite side of the screen, or even off screen.” Luckily, most
screen readers offer a way to highlight your work space. For NVDA, you’ll
need to download and install the Focus Highlight add-on, available from the
NVDA Community Addons page.
https://addons.nvda-project.org/addons/focusHighlight.en.html

JAWS version 18 Build 2945 for May 2017 and later now offers Visual
Tracking, which is turned on by default. macOS VoiceOver users can press
CTRL + Option + Command + F10 to toggle a “Caption Panel” on and off.
Lastly, before you begin a training or support session, ensure that the
window you’re working on is maximized and is the only application window
that is open. Otherwise you may be asking someone to help you with a
postage-stamp sized window overlapped by several other data windows.
Going One on One
According to Kelley, when it’s time for that one-on-one training session,
“It’s crucial that you find a way to put yourself in the driver’s seat of
your training session. Introduce your screen reader and how you use it to
interact with a computer.” Consider offering a brief screen reader demo.
Show the trainer how the screen reader works, how you use it to write and
edit text, navigate a webpage, fill out forms, and perform other routine
tasks.
Select an installed voice and speech rate you feel will be comfortable for
your trainer to understand. You may enjoy using Espeak at chipmunk speed,
but just as you will become quickly confused and frustrated with a trainer
who steps in and starts performing mouse clicks, your trainer will feel
equally confused and overwhelmed if the voice you are working with sounds
like gibberish to him or her.
Many instructors attempt to teach by demonstration. He or she may grab your
mouse and begin clicking hither and yon. Insist that you be allowed to
issue the commands, noting. “I learn best when I can work hands-on.”
If you haven’t already found a list of keyboard hot keys, ask the trainer to
help you compile a list. Explore all of the top-level menus and controls
with the trainer. “Ask the trainer to help you to develop a mental map of
the application interface,” Kelley suggests. It’s useful to know the
control you need to use can be reached with repeated presses of the Tab key.
It’s even more useful to know you can quickly access that same control by
pressing Alt + J, or the CTRL + End key followed by a single Shift + Tab.
“If the control is difficult to locate, ask the trainer to help you move to
spots just before and after that control,” Kelley advises. “At least now
you will know it’s somewhere between them.”
Make use of your screen reader’s quick navigation keys to move from heading
to heading, or from list to list, but don’t be afraid to ask the trainer
for a unique word or character string that appears near to where you wish
to navigate. Then use your screen reader’s Find command to move your mouse
cursor to that position. If there are unlabeled buttons and other controls,
ask the trainer to help you label them. Also remember that often a button
that is unlabeled may include its function inside the tag, or at least
enough of it to offer up a much-needed clue. For example, an “Export to
CSV” image control may be unlabeled, but the tag may include the string
“CSV,” which is the extension name of a generic spread sheet file. Knowing
this, you may be able to use your screen reader’s Find command to locate
the string and the button it marks.
If you’re working over the phone with a trainer or tech support rep, they
may inadvertently say something like, “OK start out by pressing the green
button.” Explain to the support technician that you are sight-impaired and
using a screen reader. Offer a brief description of how a screen reader
works, and when they reply, “Our application doesn’t support a screen
reader,” assure them that in nearly all cases, the screen reader merely
passes the normal program information along–it does not affect the way the
application works.
Remember, frustration can go both ways. You may be frustrated that the
tech-support person does not understand a screen reader. That support
person may be equally frustrated that you don’t understand why you cannot
work things the way he or she has been trained to assist. “If all else
fails, ask to speak to someone else, perhaps a supervisor,” advises Kelley.
Offering Help
With all your new computer knowhow, eventually there will come a time when
you are asked to help a family member or other sighted person with their
computer problems or issues. There are two things to remember here:
Their page will not be laid out the same way as yours. What you are
accustomed to finding at the end of the bottom of a webpage may actually be
on the top right in a different color on theirs. So use control names as
much as possible to describe what they need to do, and remember, they may
not know that CTRL S saves a document; they are used to doing this with a
mouse click.
Your screen reader announces the names of the various icons, such as Save,
Cut, and Paste. The sighted user will see only graphical icons, and if they
are very inexperienced they may not know what each image means. Usually, if
you hover the mouse pointer over an icon, a tool tip will appear describing
the icon’s function. If not, show them how to turn on Narrator or VoiceOver
briefly to hear what the icon does.
Although we have focused mostly on computer use, many of these tips,
especially the last section above, also hold true for mobile help as well.
Show a sighted person how to temporarily turn on VoiceOver or TalkBack, and
they may be able to decipher that emoji that’s so tiny on the screen, it’s
difficult to tell if their friend is asking them to “grin and dog it” or
“grin and bear it.”
Source:
http://www.afb.org/afbpress/pubnew.asp?DocID=aw180705

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Top scam alerts of the week

Hello everyone and we at the business desk are introducing a new feature to
help you become more aware of those nasty scams making the rounds.
This is going to be a weekly feature and we hope that you take advantage of
our info as it will help you to stay out of the way of scams and scammers!
It’s all about scam alerts!

You need to remember that scams come in the following formats:
As emails, as phone calls both recorded and via a live caller, and o yes!
It can even show up at your door and in your mailbox.

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1. The scam phone call about your credit card account –
This phone call scam is back and it tells you in the form of an automated
call that your credit card account needs your attention.
You are given a number to call for further details.
You know exactly what to do.
Simply ignore and move on.
Just hang up and forget that you ever heard this call.
For if you do, you will soon find yourself giving your info to an unseen and
unknown person. That is, if you fall to temptation.

2. The phone call asking you to list your company’s name in a free Google
listing –
Here is another automated phone call asking you to do as listed above and
you are then given a number to call.
No, no! Just ignore this one as well and move on.
Any thought of entertaining this tempting offer will surely lead you down a
path where you will find scammers just waiting to garner info about your
business and then they use this to build a scam against you.

3. The fake email with a summonds from the Federal Court of canada –
This email started to make the rounds fairly recently and among other things
it asks you to appear at a certain address in Ottawa Canada and gives you a
document number to download.
Please, do not download this because if you do you will simply be opening up
your system to unseen hands of a hacker.
Just ignore this, delete it, and move on.

4. The fake email from Canada Post –
This email is no new stranger to the scam circuit.
It tells you that Canada Post tried to deliver a parcel and that you were
not at home.
It asks you to download the invoice at the link listed in the email and if
you do then guess what?
This file contains code that is meant to destroy your system.
Just delete this email, do not even download the attached, and move on.

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A letter to an unborn

Greetings! I’m Scott Savoy and a warm welcome to the month of October and a
happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian friends!
Today, I have a very moving editorial to share with you; written by our
president Donna J. Jodhan and I invite you now to read it!
Happy Thanksgiving Canada!

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A letter to an unborn

Dear unborn:
I know not your gender, ethnicity, or anything about you as yet but before
you enter this world I thought that I would pen this letter to you! I do
not even know your parents, siblings, what your name is going to be, or even
what part of the world you are supposed to enter but this does not matter;
my message to you is going to be the same!
For simplicity, I will refer to you as little one and then I’ll go from
there.

Dear little one:
Some time very soon you will be making your way into this crazy but exciting
world and I am sure that there will be so much for you to see and discover.
So much for you to uncover, and so much for you to learn and understand!
You will probably see things that will undoubtedly make you happy, things
that will undoubtedly make you sad, and many things that you will choose to
either ignore or accept.

I can assure you that at some point in your life you will experience people
loving each other but at the same time you will also experience people
hating each other. You will be exposed to the good and great but at the
same time you will also be exposed to the bad and sad.

It would be up to you to choose which path you decide to take. You will be
faced with temptation to follow the darker side of mankind but at the same
time you will be presented with boundless opportunities to help make a
better future for those coming after you.

Whatever you choose, and how so ever you decide to be, I have the following
requests to make of you:
Never forget to show respect for your parents and to your elders.
Remember to be kind to the less fortunate, the vulnerable, and the down
trodden.
Be patient and tolerant to those who have difficulty learning and
understanding.
Use your knowledge to teach others and improve the lives of others.
Be accepting of all races, religions, and those with backgrounds that may be
different than yours.
Take the time to say please and thanks.
Be a kid for as long as you can; laugh, smile, play hide and seek, ball
games, and don’t forget to go outdoors and smell the flowers, catch the
butterflies, and run around with your dogs.

Sure! Embrace technology but remember to leave time to socialize with
others by having face to face get togethers.

Finally! Ask not what your country can do for you! Ask what you can do for
your country!
That’s it my little one!

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific 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

And now her weekly podcast at www.donnajodhan.com/takeanother5.html
From recipes to apps, and from 5 minutes mysteries to tips for entrepreneurs
and alerts on the latest scams
Available for download from iTunes and Google music play.

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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From the AppleVis newsletter Sep 2017

If you are in the market for something to help you save time while at the
same time pop a problem; then you have come to the right place.
Below, you will find something to help you just do that and if you would
like to learn more then visit us at www.donnajodhan.com/takeanother5.html
Follow us on Twitter @accessibleworld and like us on facebook at
www.facebook.com/donnajodhan

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Welcome to the September 2017 edition of AppleVis Unlimited, our monthly
newsletter which aims to highlight what’s new and noteworthy on the AppleVis
website. Below, you’ll find a selection of the best
content posted to AppleVis – from new app entries, to app updates, to the
latest news and podcasts. For easier navigation, the major sections of this
post are at heading level 3, and each individual item is
at heading level 4.
New and Noteworthy App Entries

1. Academy of Disaster (iOS, Free With In-App Purchases)
Take the role of an amnesiac student and probe the mysteries of an isolated
private school—one favored by the local crime families at that! Will you
solve the murders of your classmates and
make good on your family debts?
“Academy of Disaster” is an interactive novel by Maxine Janerka where your
choices control the story. It’s entirely text-based–200,000 words, without
graphics or sound-effects–and fueled by
the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

Current Version: 1.0.0 (September 2, 2016)
Read Academy of Disaster’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more
information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/academy-disaster
Visit Academy of Disaster’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/academy-of-disaster/id1124589089?mt=8

2. Blindfold Games (iOS, Free With In-App Purchases)
The following new titles have been released this month in the ‘Blindfold’
series of games:
Blindfold Bop
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/blindfold-bop
Blindfold Sea Battle
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/blindfold-sea-battle

3. CAL Download (iOS, Free to Download, But Requires Membership For Full
Access)
Calibre Audio Library is a national (UK) charity supporting people who
cannot read print because of sight loss, dyslexia or other disabilities. We
deliver the pleasure of reading through our
extensive library of unabridged audio books.
Our award-winning app, custom designed for this audience provides our
members with a means of accessing our books independently and on demand on
mobile devices using gesture controls
and audio prompts.
The app is free to use for Calibre members. People who cannot read print can
join Calibre Audio Library for a single fee of £35 for adults/ £20 for Under
16s which covers a lifetime
membership. With no annual subscriptions, no charges per book and unlimited
borrowing this service is vastly cheaper than commercially sourced audio
books.

Current Version: 3.0.11 (August 30, 2017)
Read CAL Download’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/books/cal-download
Visit CAL Download’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/cal-download/id1253439363?mt=8

4. Elementary minute (iOS, US$0.99)
Elementary Minute is an fast paced trivia game, where you are presented with
statements from topics like Math, Geography or Science. Quickly swipe up or
down to decide if the statement are
true or false.
Features:
4 Topics
2 Modes (Classic & Rush)
Apple Watch Version
Completely playable for blind people via VoiceOver
Highscores via Game Center
Review your answers and learn from them!

Current Version: 1.5.3 (September 19, 2017)
Read Elementary minute’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more
information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/elementary-minute
Visit Elementary minute’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/elementary-minute/id889417668?mt=8

5. Habitica: Gamified Taskmanager (iOS, Free With In-App Purchases)
Treat your life like a game to stay motivated and organized! Habitica makes
it simple to have fun while accomplishing goals.
Input your Habits, your Daily goals, and your To-Do list, and then create a
custom avatar. Check off tasks to level up your avatar and unlock features
such as armor, pets, skills, and even quests!
Fight monsters with friends to keep each other accountable, and use your
gold on in-game rewards, like equipment, or custom rewards, like watching an
episode of your favorite TV show.
Flexible, social, and fun, Habitica is the perfect way to motivate yourself
to accomplish anything.

Current Version: 1.11 (September 28, 2017)
Read Habitica’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/productivity/habitica-gamified-taskmanager
Visit Habitica’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/habitica-gamified-task-manager/id994882113?mt=8

6. Traveler’s Quest (iOS, Free With In-App Purchases)
With over 35,000 players addicted to Traveler’s Quest with over 650 unique,
and over 3 million total treasures to find world wide, what are you waiting
for?
Traveler’s Quest is an original GPS Game, and a must-have iPhone classic.
It’s the incredibly simple, yet insanely addictive virtual treasure hunt
where the world is your game board, and your
iPhone’s GPS is the key! Travel around town, or around the world playing
this new and innovative combination of a real world treasure hunt, with
virtual treasures right on your iPhone!
» Here Ye, Here Ye! Treasure hunters detect and track down virtual treasure
in the real world to complete your virtual collections. The treasure maps
you receive are not just part of the game, they
belong to other real world players! That’s right, when you bury your
treasures, they can be dug up by other players in the game who can then
choose to rebury them or hold on to them in their
treasure room! Don’t worry though, you can pilfer their treasure stash as
well!
Current Version: 7.3 (March 4, 2017)
Read Traveler’s Quest’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more
information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/traveler-s-quest
Visit Traveler’s Quest’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/travelers-quest/id337209160?mt=8

7. youtube tv (iOS, Free to Download But Requires Subscription()
Available in select US locations. For full availability, please see
tv.youtube.com/tv/availability.
Stream from major broadcast and cable channels, including ABC, CBS, FOX,
NBC, ESPN, your local sports channels & more.
Take your TV with you. Watch recorded and on-demand TV, anywhere you go in
the U.S.
Cloud DVR without DVR storage space limits. Each recording will be stored
for 9 months.
Comes with up to 6 YouTube TV accounts per household.
Stream on all your screens: phone, tablet, computer, laptop and TV with
Google Chromecast or Apple AirPlay.
$39.99 / month. No commitment, cancel anytime.

Current Version: 1.08.9 (September 20, 2017)
Read youtube tv’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/entertainment/youtube-tv
Visit youtube tv’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/youtube-tv/id1193350206?mt=8

All recent app entries posted to AppleVis can be found at:
iOS
https://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=ios_app_directory
Mac
https://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=mac_app_directory
Apple Watch
https://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=mac_app_directory
Apple TV
https://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=apple_tv_app_directory

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Top scam alerts of the week

Hello everyone and we at the business desk are introducing a new feature to
help you become more aware of those nasty scams making the rounds.
This is going to be a weekly feature and we hope that you take advantage of
our info as it will help you to stay out of the way of scams and scammers!
It’s all about scam alerts!

You need to remember that scams come in the following formats:
As emails, as phone calls both recorded and via a live caller, and o yes!
It can even show up at your door and in your mailbox.

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1. The one and one email –
We are not very sure about this email as it seems to being sent to you if
you own more than one website asking you to login and take a survey.
If you are not sure as they say; just delete and do not respond and this is
what we are going to recommend here.

2. Those funny phone calls –
Well, your phone rings twice at the most and then stops ringing.
You pick up the phone and if you have a display screen that shows you a
number that you do not recognize; then just do not yield to temptation and
phone it.
It is probably a scammer looking for you to respond.

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Thinking of each other

Greetings! I’m Christian Robicheau; assistant editor at
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca and ah yes! The final weekend of September!
Where has time been going?
Today, I am pleased to share a great editorial with you written by our
president Donna J. Jodhan and for this week she urges us to think of each
other!
Enjoy your weekend!

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Thinking of each other
By Donna J. Jodhan
“For the victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma”

I humbly submit that in light of all of the natural disasters presently
surrounding us, we need to readjust our attitudes to start thinking more
about our neighbour rather than complaining about what we do not have.

I for one live in a country that to my knowledge has not really had to face
such catastrophes as hurricanes Harvey and Irma. To my knowledge, we have
been spared of epic earth quakes but sure! We have had our share of
terrific forest fires and the disaster of Calgary in 2016 is not to be
forgotten.

When it comes to an informal comparison, Canada is a very fortunate country
and now we need to realize this and do whatever we can to recognize and
reach out to others across the border and across the miles.

Canada is known for its boundless generosity as we have seen and continue to
see over the years. We have always been able to reach out to others both
monetarily and economically and we can certainly use this as a base to
continue our ability to keep thinking of each other.

I for one truly appreciate where I live! In a country of plenty and many
who do not hesitate to give and share. I can only hope that this attitude
continues to prevail and that it is used as examples for us to continue to
think of each other.

Just my two cents for today.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific 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

And now her weekly podcast at www.donnajodhan.com/takeanother5.html
From recipes to apps, and from 5 minutes mysteries to tips for entrepreneurs
and alerts on the latest scams
Available for download from iTunes and Google music play.

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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Top scam alerts of the week

Hello everyone and we at the business desk are introducing a new feature to
help you become more aware of those nasty scams making the rounds.
This is going to be a weekly feature and we hope that you take advantage of
our info as it will help you to stay out of the way of scams and scammers!
It’s all about scam alerts!

You need to remember that scams come in the following formats:
As emails, as phone calls both recorded and via a live caller, and o yes!
It can even show up at your door and in your mailbox.

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1. the RBC fake email –
We saw this fake email just a few weeks ago and now it is back telling you
that your online bank account has been disabled due to someone trying to
access it.
If you do not have an online account then it’s time to delete this email and
smile at the silliness of it all.
However if you have an online account with this bank then rest assured that
the bank would never contact you in this manner.
So just delete the email but if you are concerned then visit your nearest
RBC branch.

2. The American Express phone call –
Yes! It is a fake and the recording tells you that you have been chosen to
take part in a contest for air tickets to a fantastic destination.
Really simple! Just hang up on this phone call.

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New app helps to combat poor customer service faced by people with disabilities

If you are in the market for something to help you save time while at the
same time pop a problem; then you have come to the right place.
Below, you will find something to help you just do that and if you would
like to learn more then visit us at www.donnajodhan.com/takeanother5.html
Follow us on Twitter @accessibleworld and like us on facebook at
www.facebook.com/donnajodhan

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New app helps to combat poor customer service faced by people with
disabilities

A new app-based system has been launched that aims to “shake up” the
customer service industry across shops, banks and other venues.

The Welcome app lets people with disabilities tell shops and venues of their
arrival, so that staff can provide tailored assistance suited to their
condition.

Designed by assistive technology company Neatebox, the free app is a two-way
platform between users and customer service teams. Users tell staff, via the
app, that they will be visiting a venue and flag up useful information or
specific requirements they have, such as needing assistance with a
wheelchair or that they will be bringing a guide dog.

GPS tracking lets staff know exactly when the customer arrives and the app
also provides links to useful information about various impairments,
supplied by charities and specialist organisations; the Royal National
Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and the Guide Dogs charity have both
provided information for the app.

The system only works with venues that have signed-up, but users are
encouraged to request new venues within the app. Neatebox founder Gavin
Neate told e-Access Bulletin that a “massive part” of the system is the team
approaching venues identified by the user community: “I guarantee that if
someone downloads the app now and requests a venue they would like to see
using it, we will contact that venue within a week at most,” Neate
said.

Venues that have signed up so far include Edinburgh Airport, hotels, shops,
cafés, tourist attractions and the Royal Bank of Scotland, where the app has
been installed at the company’s headquarters in the hope of demonstrating
its benefits for more widespread use.

At present, venues are mainly in Scotland, where Neatebox is based, but
users can request locations anywhere. Requests have been received for venues
in Northern Ireland, Devon and London, as well as the United States, Canada
and New Zealand. The app isn’t yet available outside of the UK, but this isn’t
being ruled out.

Neate said that he believes Welcome can “shake up” customer services.
“With more and more older people and people with specific needs, industries
need to seriously look at the service they provide. Whether industries are
aware of it or not, they have a whole new world coming towards them,” Neate
said.

A former guide dog mobility instructor, Neate started Neatebox to help find
a solution for problems that some of his visually impaired clients had when
operating pedestrian crossings. This solution became Button, a system that
allows a user’s mobile phone to automatically ‘push’ buttons at pedestrian
crossings as they approach, using Bluetooth. This simplifies the process for
those who may find it difficult to operate the crossings – for example,
someone who is blind or using a wheelchair.

Crossings need to have simple hardware installed in them for the Button
system to work, but as with the Welcome app, users can request locations and
Neatebox will contact requested local authorities. The company is already
working with some councils to install the technology. The system has already
been installed throughout the town of Largs, on the West Coast of Scotland.

To download the Welcome app and find out more, visit the Neatebox website:
http://eab.li/7h .

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