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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Meet Blindfold Word Games
(iOS, Free with In-App Purchases)

And who ever says that a blind or vision impaired person cannot enjoy the
pleasure of word games and in addition be able to do so on their i device?
Wel read on.

Blindfold Word Games is a fully accessible word game for both sighted and
visually impaired people, designed for rapid audio play.
Word Games includes the games Word Ladder, Word Flick, Hangman and
Unscramble.
The objective of Blindfold Word Ladder is to convert one word into another
word by changing only one letter at a time. For example,
to change the word ‘COLD’ to ‘WARM’, you can first change the third letter
of COLD from ‘L’ to ‘R’, making the word CORD. Then change the second letter
of ‘CORD’, so the new word is ‘CARD’,
then the fourth letter of ‘CARD’, so the new word is ‘WARD’. Finally change
the last letter of ‘WARD’, so the new word is ‘WARM’.

In Word Flick, you have a 16 randomly chosen letters arranged in a 4 by 4
grid. You build as many words as possible using adjacent letters. The longer
the word,
the higher you score. For example, if the top line has the letters C, A, T,
S, and the second line has the letters O, L, D, X, you could form CATS from
the first line
and COLD using the C from the first line, and the O, L, D from the second
line.

In Unscramble, you must unscramble the word. The letters L, E, H, O, L
unscramble to become the word HELLO.

In Hangman, you must discover the word before using up your moves.

By now you are probably dying to just go to your friendly App Store and
download and why not?
Just go out there and have some great fun!

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Top scam alert 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!

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1. The Canada Post fake email –
We have seen this email making the rounds several times now.
You receive an email asking you to collect your parcel and the email
includes a link for you to access and download your invoice.
It also tells you that delivery was attempted on July 09.
First of all; do not make the mistake to click this link for if you do then
you are in very deep trouble as you have just exposed your system to an
unknown hacker who can now manipulate the info provided unwittingly by you
clicking this link to take direct aim at your system and the rest is now
history.
The give away here is that Canada Post does not delivery normally on Sundays
except for maybe at holiday time.

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Each time

Greetings! I’m Christian Robicheau and I cannot believe that we are already
at the middle of July. My, how time flies!
Today, I am pleased to share our president’s weekly editorial with you and
for this week Donna J. Jodhan focuses on the rights of those with special
needs.
I invite you now to read on.
Have a great weekend.

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Each time
By Donna J. Jodhan

Each time we are told that there is no budget for a company to make its
website accessible and usable to persons with disabilities; it means that
our right to equal access to information have been disregarded.

Each time we are told that special needs services have been cut due to cost
reduction; it means that once more! Our rights to equal access to services
have been trampled upon.

Each time we are told that a financial institution has gotten rid of special
needs services desks then guess what? Our rights to equal access to
services have been taken away!

Each time that a company tells us that they do not provide documents,
reports, and bills and statements in an alternate format then guess what?
Our rights are not being recognized!

These are just a few examples of what is presently occurring around us today
and if we as a community are really serious then we need to speak up and
speak out! Each time we are told no, or we are given an excuse or reason
that closely resembles any of the above; this is what it all means!

Our rights are being trampled on. They are not being recognized and they
are being disregarded.

It is time for us to start protecting and respecting our own rights.
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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Meet the Blindfold Horserace (iOS
Free with In-App Purchases)

I can bet anything that you would be surprised to know that such an app does
indeed exist and if you love horse racing then this app is definitely for
you.

Blindfold Horse Race is a fully accessible audio game where you race your
horse against other horses.
In Blindfold Horse Race, you walk or run your fingers on the screen, as if
the horse is running. You are in post 2, and the other horses are in post 1
and 3. Once you
hear the starting bells, race as fast as you can, and you may win.
Races are from 1 furlong to 1 mile, and there are several types of
racetracks. There’s even a steeplechase race where you must jump over fences
and steer your
horse left and right.

Now, do not deprive yourself of some real fun!
Visit your App Store and download for free!

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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!

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1. When the phone rings only once –
This scam has been around for a while but we need to remind ourselves to
watch for it.
So the phone rings once.
Then if you make the fatal error to look at your screen and retrieve this
number and then you call it!
Here is where you could run yourself into tons of trouble.
This call is a recording and asks you to follow the options and to press 0
for operator assistance.
If you fall into this trap then guess what?
You will be charged a whak of money.
That is, the charges will be reverted back to your number.
So you know what to do!
Do not call the number on your screen.

2. A phone call asking you to call because your i device has been
compromised –
So this is how this one seems to be playing out!
You receive a recorded phone call with a very convincing message
telling you that your i device has been compromised
and asking you to call a certain number in order to receive technical
assistance.
You know just what to do!
Just hang up and move on!

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Our choices

Greetings! I’m Scott Savoy managing editor at
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca and a very happy, happy 150th birthday to
our beloved Canada!
Well, the party is now over but this does not mean that we cannot continue
to celebrate!
For today, I am pleased to share our president’s weekly editorial with you
and for this week Donna J. Jodhan talks about choices.
Enjoy your holiday weekend!

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Our choices
By Donna J. Jodhan

There used to be a time when our choices were so very limited. Especially
so when you had to choose the type of career that you wished to pursue.

Let us say that about three decades ago you did not have the choices then
that you have now. There appeared to be a set type of career; white collar,
blue collar, and not much in between. Then within these two major
categories you had choices or options that seemed to be very limited.

It was not really anyone’s fault. It was how the world was and we as
participants had no choice but to accept it and live with it.

Fast forward to today and things are so very different. Now there are
choices to be considered in fields that never existed over three decades
ago. Never mind this but the fields that exist today could never have been
anticipated three decades ago.

What are some of the examples? Well; how about social media marketing and
programming. Graphics design. Health care assistants. Legal researchers.

What I am trying to say is this: Many choices for us to consider have
opened up in the fields of social media, research, and in the legal, health,
and medical fields just to name a few.

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 apps 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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Top apps for June 2017

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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!

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1. the fake email from Bank of America –
Well, we see now that the scammers have decided to try and catch our
attention with a fake email from the Bank of America.
This email tells you that in a matter of days your account will be
deactivated.
You know what to do if you do indeed have an account at this bank.
Simply delete and move on.

2. the fake email telling you that you have been caught speeding –
It is a wee bit different from the one that tells you that you need to pay a
parking ticket.
This one tells you that you need to show up in court and you need to click
the link included in the email for more info.
You know what to do.
Delete and move on.

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Happy Canada 150

From all of us here at Sterling Creations! happy Canada 150
An editorial by Donna J. Jodhan, our president

O Canada! What a beautiful country you are! True North strong and free! A
country of milk and honey and probably one of the best in the world in which
to live!

Today you turn 150 and we are all so very proud of you! You have grown so
much over the years and now you have become a country that so many yearn to
visit and stay at least for a while!

You are probably one of the most diverse countries in the world; culturally,
socially, and economically and probably the largest melting pot that anyone
could find! You are one of the largest salad bowls of cultures and all of
this makes you what you are and who you are!

I am so very lucky to be a Canadian! So very fortunate to call you my home
and so appreciative and grateful that I live in a country where my life is
mine to do with as I please! You are a land of opportunity and possibility
and one where the sky is the limit!

You give us four distinct seasons; each filled with so many things to do!
From ice skating on the Rideau Canal in the winter, to biking in the spring,
to sailing in the summer and trail walking in the fall.

From hockey to baseball, football to basketball, and from symphony to live
entertainment! O Canada! I thank you for all of this plus so much more!
We have so much to be proud of and I for one am truly grateful and
appreciative! We have made our mark on so many different stages around the
world and we must not forget this!

Happy birthday Canada! Happy 150! It’s time to celebrate!
It’s time to blow out the candles on your cake! Time to stand up and belt
out our National Anthem in joyous song!
Time for us to thank you just one more time and to say out loud “Thank God I
am Canadian!”

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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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Meet the Aipoly Vision (iOS, Free)

It’s time for you to meet this great little app available at your friendly
App Store.

Aipoly is an object and color recogniser that helps the blind, visually
impaired, and color blind understand their surroundings. Simply point your
phone at the object
of interest and press the large toggle button at the bottom of the screen to
turn on the artificial intelligence.
Aipoly will keep running and recognising objects until you switch to a
different tab, or toggle the Aipoly button.
Aipoly is suited for both the visually impaired and the sighted.
Recognise Objects: Aipoly can recognise a wide variety of objects at a rate
of three times a second. Simply switch on the Aipoly button and it will
start
identifying what it sees through the camera. Recognising objects does not
require an internet connection.
Recognise Colors: Aipoly can tell up to 954 colors apart. The list can also
be simplified to a few through the settings if you are unfamiliar with most
color
names.
Teach Aipoly: Aipoly will learn more object if its users help it by writing
descriptions of what it sees. This is a good way for sighted users to help
the visually
impaired. Press the pencil button once object recognition is toggled on to
write a description of the object or scene in focus. Detailed descriptions
work best.
Over time, Aipoly will begin learning about more items thanks to its users.
VoiceOver: For those with VoiceOver switched on, simply access the text
above the toggle button. For those who are sighted and do not require
VoiceOver,
you can access the Speaking Voice setting to listen to what the app can see.

Voice Modes: You can switch between different voice modes in the settings
page. Ranging from standard, which says one word at a time, to advanced for
multiple words, to likelihood and fun, which express the likelihood of the
item viewed and add additional captions respectively.
Intelligent Torch: When Aipoly detects darkness through the camera, it will
automatically turn on the torch so you don’t have to worry about lighting.
When the
light is switched on, it will turn the torch off.

So just go out there and meet Aipoly.

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