Is the Accessible Canada Act toothless or tooth full

Greetings from our business desk and I’m Scott Savoy getting ready for the
holiday season.
Ah yes! November it is and all’s well with the world!
Today I am pleased to share our president’s editorial with you and for today
Donna J. Jodhan has something very serious to share with you.
It’s all about whether our Accessible Canada Act is toothless or toothful!
Please enjoy this wonderful November weekend.

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Is the Accessible Canada Act toothless or tooth full
By Donna J. Jodhan

I was truly hoping that I would not need to weigh in on this very
interesting question. However, truth be told; it has become a very burning
question over the past few months and we should not be blaiming the pandemic
for contributing to all of this.

When the ACA was made legislation in June 2019, there were so many Canadians
with disabilities who had very high hopes for its ability to solve several
problems such as ensuring that federal government departments would change
their attitude from one of not listening to attitudes of collaboration,
engagement, and a willingness to work with stakeholders to create a more
accessible and inclusive environment for Canadians with disabilities. Above
all, transparency and accountability.

Sadly enough, this attitude on the part of some high profile government
departments seem to be still present and I can only say that I have
personally witnessed some very high profile federal government departments
continuing to wilfully and recklessly ignore the guidelines of the ACA.

I am very reluctant to identify these so-called culprits but I am not sure
what else to do. There are a few departments however that have picked up
the mantle and have decided to show leadership. I congratulate Elections
Canada for their leadership and I also congratulate Via Rail for fully
adhering to excellent customer service.

I unfortunately call out the following departments for their poor attempts
to follow the guidelines and for failing to even give it a decent try.
These departments continue to show little transparency and accountability.
Most of all, little or no respect for accessibility and inclusiveness.

Statistics Canada and the Canada Border Security Agency are two departments
that I have personally been dealing with over the past two months and I can
only describe their efforts as embarrassing, shameful, and an unwillingness
to engage.

Only time will tell as to whether the ACA is toothless because of its
inability to deal with departments such as those mentioned here or will they
have the teeth to enforce the regulations.

I can only hope that these two culprits find a way to change their ways.
Just my two cents for today.
Image:
An illustration depicts the word TEAMBUILDING under which are 6 icons which
read Team Spirit, Inspiration, Goals, Competence, Support and Motivation.

To learn more about me as a sight loss coach visit www.donnajodhan.com

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

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 bottlenecks in communicating and collaborating – we need to do a better job

Welcome to the first week of November and I’m Christian Robicheau at our
business desk.
Ah yes! We are now into November and it’s time to start thinking of the
holiday season! A time for gift giving and for thanking the Lord for our
blessings.
Today I am pleased to share our president’s editorial with you and for this
week Donna J. Jodhan zooms in on some of the bottlenecks that continue to
get in the way of communicating and collaborating.
Happy weekend everyone.

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The bottlenecks in communicating and collaborating

This is one very concerning challenge that I have continued to identify over
the past years and with the event of the pandemic I believe that this
challenge seems to have gotten worse. Especially so when it comes to
Federal Government departments not being able to effectively communicate
their information and messages to Canadians with disabilities.

It is simply not enough for Federal Government Departments to interact with
organizational leaders. Yes, the organizational leaders are at the various
meetings listening and learning. However, for some very odd reason, they
are simply not filtering down information and messages to their members.

I became very aware of this continued bottleneck when someone from a high
profile agency told me this past week that the messages that were being
passed from their agency to organizational leaders did not seem to be
getting through to members. Emails requesting feedback were not being
responded to.

It is simply not enough for Governmental entities to pass on information to
organization leaders or to just post to their websites. As I like to say so
often; these entities or any company for that matter need to get their
messages, emails, and information right down to the troops on the ground.
In short, they need to ensure that the person on the street hear what they
are saying.

Collaboration cannot take place unless the word is fully understood and this
can only be accomplished if the person on the street is reached and is
included.

Just my two cents for today.
Image:
Five blue accessibility logos, hearing impaired, sign language, wheelchair,
restroom with wheelchair and guide dog.

To learn more about me as a sight loss coach visit www.donnajodhan.com

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

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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What happens when there is no alternate format available

Greetings and I’m Scott Savoy at our business desk on an end of October
weekend.
It’s Halloween time and our little ones will be going out this weekend to
gather their favourite treats.
Today, I am pleased to share our president’s editorial with you and for this
week Donna J. Jodhan voices her opinion on the lack of alternate formats.
I invite you to read on.
Happy weekend.

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What happens when there is no alternate format available
By Donna J. Jodhan

This is a question that continues to be asked along with pleas for something
to be done before something really horrible takes place. To answer my own
question! When alternate formats are unavailable to blind/vision impaired
Canadians or any other blind/vision impaired person around the world for
that matter; here is what happens!

Our right to independence, privacy, and confidentiality is being trampled
upon and why? Because we need to depend on someone else, preferably someone
with vision to read a printed document to us. This means that we need to
depend wholly on someone that we trust to keep safe our privacy and
confidentiality.

When there is no alternate format available, it means that we need to depend
on someone else to read the printed document to us and this is a blatant
violation of our rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights. Why? because
as stated above; we are being denied our basic rights.

Just think of this! As they say a picture is worth a thousand words and no
two persons will read the same document in the same way. So no matter what;
if we were to ask more than one person to read a document to us, we will
never be able to determine the complete accuracy of the reading.

Each time a medical professional presents a blind/vision impaired person
with any sort of form; requisition, diagnosis, or prescription or anything
else in printed format, it means that the person is forced to find someone
to read it to them. What happens then if the person reading the form
inadvertently misses out some important information that can prove to be
vital?

Each time that a bank statement, utility bill, or important legal documents
are presented to a blind/vision impaired person in printed format, it means
that once again rights are being disrespected and not being recognized.

There are some companies that have been making progress to having their
forms be made available in alternate formats but much more needs to be done.
The medical profession in particular needs to do more to improve this
situation as they continue to be woefully guilty of not doing anywhere near
enough.

Just my two cents for today.
Image:
Illustration. Three celebratory banners with alternating rows of red and
white drop downs showcasing maple leaves overlap across the top. In the
bottom right corner are three Canadian flags waving in the wind. In the
bottom left corner is the Barrier Free Canada / Sans Barriere Canada logo.
Below the BFC / CSB logo are the words ‘Bill C-81 The Accessible Canada
Act’. Confetti of all different colors rains down from above.

To learn more about me as a sight loss coach visit www.donnajodhan.com

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

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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What happens when there is no alternate format available

Greetings and I’m Scott Savoy at our business desk on an end of October
weekend.
It’s Halloween time and our little ones will be going out this weekend to
gather their favourite treats.
Today, I am pleased to share our president’s editorial with you and for this
week Donna J. Jodhan voices her opinion on the lack of alternate formats.
I invite you to read on.
Happy weekend.

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What happens when there is no alternate format available
By Donna J. Jodhan

This is a question that continues to be asked along with pleas for something
to be done before something really horrible takes place. To answer my own
question! When alternate formats are unavailable to blind/vision impaired
Canadians or any other blind/vision impaired person around the world for
that matter; here is what happens!

Our right to independence, privacy, and confidentiality is being trampled
upon and why? Because we need to depend on someone else, preferably someone
with vision to read a printed document to us. This means that we need to
depend wholly on someone that we trust to keep safe our privacy and
confidentiality.

When there is no alternate format available, it means that we need to depend
on someone else to read the printed document to us and this is a blatant
violation of our rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights. Why? because
as stated above; we are being denied our basic rights.

Just think of this! As they say a picture is worth a thousand words and no
two persons will read the same document in the same way. So no matter what;
if we were to ask more than one person to read a document to us, we will
never be able to determine the complete accuracy of the reading.

Each time a medical professional presents a blind/vision impaired person
with any sort of form; requisition, diagnosis, or prescription or anything
else in printed format, it means that the person is forced to find someone
to read it to them. What happens then if the person reading the form
inadvertently misses out some important information that can prove to be
vital?

Each time that a bank statement, utility bill, or important legal documents
are presented to a blind/vision impaired person in printed format, it means
that once again rights are being disrespected and not being recognized.

There are some companies that have been making progress to having their
forms be made available in alternate formats but much more needs to be done.
The medical profession in particular needs to do more to improve this
situation as they continue to be woefully guilty of not doing anywhere near
enough.

Just my two cents for today.
Image:
Illustration. Three celebratory banners with alternating rows of red and
white drop downs showcasing maple leaves overlap across the top. In the
bottom right corner are three Canadian flags waving in the wind. In the
bottom left corner is the Barrier Free Canada / Sans Barriere Canada logo.
Below the BFC / CSB logo are the words ‘Bill C-81 The Accessible Canada
Act’. Confetti of all different colors rains down from above.

To learn more about me as a sight loss coach visit www.donnajodhan.com

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

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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Chasing the illusive rainbow – don’t give up!

Greetings from our business desk and I’m Christian Robicheau on another
gorgeous fall weekend.
I am pleased to bring you our president’s weekly editorial and for today,
Donna J. Jodhan talks about chasing the illusive rainbow.
This is very insightful reading and I invite you to read on.
Happy weekend everyone.

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Chasing the illusive rainbow
By Donna J. Jodhan

I don’t think that anyone would disagree when it comes to chasing that
beautiful but illusive rainbow! Ah yes! Beautiful, mesmorizing, filled
with dreams, hopes, and expectations! Just beyond our fingertips but yet we
keep chasing it!

I am not sure why this is so in my case and the only lingering defence that
I can offer is that as one who is constantly seeking hope and better than
positive, I keep chasing this beautiful bow!

I still remember what a beautiful rainbow looks like! Despite them being so
rare to see, i can remember seeing them about three distinctive times in my
life!

The first time was when I was standing next to my dad on a beach and he told
me to looktowards the ocean and there it was! A beautiful large rainbow
filled with those magnificent colours and dad told me to make a wish and
this I did!

I still remember that momentous day when I made my childlike wish; that dad
and mom would always be there to guard and guide me! Then came the second
time when I was seated in a rocking chair on the patio of my family’s home!

I had inadvertently looked up at the sky and there it was! As large as life
and huge and so very wonderful! I remembered to make a wish but before I
could finish my thought the rainbow had disappeared leaving me to catch my
breath!

Then the third time was when I saw it once more while standing on the
balcony of my condo. This time my beloved rainbow stayed around for about
two minutes and as I gazed up lovingly at it I could only wish and hope for
a better future for our kids!

I even managed to complete my wish; that tomorrow would be a better one!
More laughter and smiles! No more war and more fun toys for girls and boys!
No more poverty and fresh clean air and water for Humans, birds, animals,
and fishes of the sea!

Then my beautiful rainbow was gone and as the tears trickled down my cheeks
I thank God for my beautiful rainbow.

Just my two cents for today.
Image:
The word “HOPE” in a large, wide font with a color gradient showing all of
the colors of the rainbow.

To learn more about me as a sight loss coach visit www.donnajodhan.com

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

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 realization barrier

Greetings from our business desk and I’m Scott Savoy with our weekend
edition.
It is a typical fall weekend and I hope that you are able to get out there
and enjoy the fresh cool air, the fall colours, and so much more.
Today I am pleased to share our president’s editorial with you and for this
week Donna J. Jodhan talks about the ralization barrier.
Want to know more? I invite you to read on.
Happy weekend everyone!

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The realization barrier

I will humbly submit that realization could be classified as a barrier and
why? Because in my humble opinion, unless one is either forced to realize
or is unexpectedly made to do so; this remains a barrier.

It is similar to the concept of walk a mile in my shoes and please allow me
to clarify the picture.

So often and too often a person would honestly try to be either nice or try
to feign understanding or compassion or some similar feeling when asked for
their opinions on a topic or subject with which their familiarity is lacking
or weak. All well and good but in reality they do not understand and cannot
understand unless they are directly related to the topic or subject at hand
or have a friend, family member, or associate who is.
Or better yet; if they themselves live the circumstance.

I see this so often. Especially so when a person is asked to participate in
accessibility development. No amount of reading up on this topic would help
to clarify the picture. It would definitely help to familiarize the person
with accessibility development but in the final analysis this is as far as
they can go.

There is nothing wrong with this but what could and would help is if the
individual involved would change their approach to seek assistance from
someone who lives the circumstance.

In other words: I urge developers to redirect their thinking to follow this
approach.
If you have never lived the circumstance in question, then be strong enough
to go out there and obtain the relevant literature.
Next, seek out the expertise of someone who lives the circumstance.
Finally, put the two together.

It’s like this!
No one expects you to fully understand what it is like to use a screen
reader to access the Internet. You can try to understand by closing your
eyes and this will definitely help but the complete picture would not become
clear to you unless you were forced to either live it or to be close to
someone who does.

In other words; unless you live a particular circumstance, you should not
claim to fully understand.
Just my two cents for today.

Image:
Close up waist down of a blind man with a white cane crossing the street.

To learn more about me as a sight loss coach visit www.donnajodhan.com

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

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.
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The meaning of Thanksgiving – out of the mouths of babes

Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian friends, family, and neighbours and I’m
Christian Robicheau at the business desk wishing everyone the true meaning
of Thanksgiving.
It’s a time for us to appreciate what we have and to give Thanks for the
country in which we live!
Please have a read of our president’s editorial for today.
Donna J. Jodhan chimes in with her thoughts.
Happy Thanksgiving Canada!

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The meaning of Thanksgiving
By Donna J. Jodhan

All I can say is that sometimes kids do indeed ask some of the most
interesting questions; and this is what I encountered a few days ago when a
six year old asked me this question.

I paused and hesitated and then I decided to be truthful, honest, and to
provide a response that would hopefully resonate with this youngster.

As she sat comfortably on my lap waiting for me to answer her question I
gathered my thoughts together and this is what I said.

I told her that to me, Thanksgiving means that I give thanks for living in a
country where I do not need to worry about such things as freezing in winter
because I have warm clothes to wear and warm blankets on my bed.
I do not need to worry about food because there are so many things for me to
eat, drink, and to share with others.
I do not need to worry about not having the Internet in my home because it
is almost always available to me.
I do not have to be concerned over not having fresh running water to drink,
to cook with, or to have my shower and bath with because we have so much of
it in Canada.
I do not need to be concerned about not having electricity; lights that
stay on almost all of the time because they do stay on almost all of the
time.

I shared other reasons of the meaning of Thanksgiving with my little friend
and then I waited for her to respond and after a minute or so she said very
softly.

“Auntie Donna! I am thankful that I live in Canada and I thank God for my
parents, my brothers and sisters, and then! I thank God that I can play
with my friends outside and don’t have to worry about the bad guys coming to
kill me! We don’t have any war here.”

Out of the mouths of babes!

Image:
A plate loaded with a turkey dinner
To learn more about me as a sight loss coach visit www.donnajodhan.com

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

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.
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The third party syndrome part two – who’s listening?

O! Here comes October and soon it will be time to start ringing in the
holiday season!
Call me a big kid in a candy shop! That’s me!
I’m Scott Savoy welcoming you to our business desk and to our president’s
weekly editorial.
Today, Donna J. Jodhan returns to a topic that really gives her no pleasure
to write about but one that needs to be refreshed in the minds of our
readers.
Please take a few minutes to read and give her your feedback!
Here’s wishing you a pleasant weekend.

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The third party syndrome part two

Over the years as an advocate I have seen where entities of all sizes use
the defence of the third party syndrome as I describe it. It is a defence
where whenever an entity is asked to defend its actions, they defer or
deflect the complainant’s complaint to the actions of their third party
company.

In the case of testing centres, this type of defence seems to be growing at
a rapid rate. Last year, I personally became a victim trapped in this web
when I attempted to discuss this issue with a large international
corporation. Their somewhat weak defence was that their third party testing
centre was responsible for making exams accessible to those who were blind
and vision impaired but alas! When I approached said testing centre their
even weaker defence was that they had tested their system through the use of
blind/vision impaired testers and did not need to do anything more.

Upon further pressing, they could not give me a satisfactory explanation of
how their testing was carried out and when I offered to provide my
professional services to help them identify glaring accessibility glitches
and to assist them in fixing them, they wanted me to sign a non disclosure
agreement but were not willing to pay me.

A non disclosure agreement would have been most acceptable and
understandable but to have asked me to do this and not having been willing
to compensate me for my time was most unacceptable.

Fast forward to today and fairly recently I was made aware that a third
party testing centre out in British Columbia is being identified as one that
is not providing accessible exams to blind/vision impaired persons wishing
to take the language proficiency test in order to become a permanent
resident of Canada.

This testing centre is housed at the University of British Columbia and
administers these tests on behalf of the department of Immigration Canada.
I am not very sure if this department is aware of this glaring glitch and if
it is not then I hope that they are made aware.

What concerns me about this circumstance is that it appears that this
testing centre seems to be totally oblivious of what its obligations need to
be and in light of the accessible Canada Act, it is even more ironic that
this testing centre is representing a Federal Government department.

I can only hope that someone is listening and will take this matter up the
ladder.
Just my two cents for today.

Image:
The Canadian flag

To learn more about me as a sight loss coach visit www.donnajodhan.com

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

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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Feelings of desertion

My goodness and I’m Christian Robicheau at our business desk saying goodbye
to summer and hello to Fall.
I cannot believe that summer 2021 is over but alas!
Today, I am pleased to share our president’s weekly editorial with you and
for this week Donna J. Jodhan expresses her dismay and sadness over feelings
of desertion.
We encourage you to read on.
Wishing you a first fall weekend.

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Feelings of desertion

There is nothing worse than having these types of feelings. They have a way
of sticking to you and not going away very easily.

This is how I and many other Canadians with disabilities continue to feel
and why? I’ll focus on two specific areas of concern and hopefully others
can share their thoughts.

The first concerns the recent Canadian Federal Elections where Parties
seemed to have forgotten to address most of our major concerns. They seemed
to have either glossed over our concerns or to have ignored them completely.
Once again, our voices went unheard and we were left with horrible feelings
of desertion and disillusion.

The leaders debates barely touched on issues pertaining to persons with
disabilities and party platforms were often very challenging to access
online.

The second area concerns how Canadians are being treated when it comes to
ensuring that we are not left behind in the management of the pandemic.

At the present time, Canadians with disabilities are facing huge challenges
when it comes to being able to access websites with information necessary to
help us obtain vaccine certificates let alone to be able to complete the
necessary forms in order to do so. Then there is the challenge of an
inaccessible app titled Arrive Can that is supposed to be used to process
one’s safe entry back into Canada after traveling abroad. This is another
example of being forgotten and being deserted.

If we pay our taxes then we must be listened to and treated equally. For I
can bet my last dollar that if for some reason I failed to pay my taxes you
would see how quickly the Government would come after me to collect my
taxes.

Fair is fair! Seniors and persons with disabilities need to be given more
inclusivity. We must not be forgotten and we must not be deserted.
Finally, with a rapidly aging population the above mentioned groups are fast
becoming the consumer and customer in the marketplace and this trend is only
going to prevail.

Just my two cents for today!
Image:
A wheelchair sits alone in a courtyard with a cane laid across the top of
it.

To learn more about me as a sight loss coach visit www.donnajodhan.com

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

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 sweet tonic of sport – the perfect remedy

Can you believe it! We are just past the mid mark of September and where is
time going?
I’m Scott Savoy at our business desk and today I am pleased to share our
president’s weekly editorial with you.
For today, Donna J. Jodhan has a very unique perspective to share.
Please read on and here’s to a pleasant pre fall weekend.

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The sweet tonic of sport
By Donna J. Jodhan

For lack of a better title, this is the one that I came up with and what am
I referring to today? Well, here goes!

It is my respectful view that sport may be the one and only sweet tonic that
can bring us together whenever we find ourselves cheering for the same
thing. Be it for a team, runner, swimmer, or anything like that. So why
can’t we use the sweet tonic of sport to help us become more united in other
circumstances? Why can’t we use and emulate the sweet tonic of sport to
help us do such things as put our petty differences aside? To help us unite
to sail our ships and fly our planes in the same direction and for the same
cause? To help us work for the good of our society and our world?

Why is it that when it comes to cheering for our favourite team or athlete,
we have no difficulty in coming together to do this? In these circumstances
we rise in unison to clap, cheer, sing, and shout as loudly as we can in
unison? Yet for some very obscure reason we fail miserably when it comes to
doing this in times of great need?

Just look at the many stories of kindness and unity that have recently come
out of the 2021 Japan Olympics! These are lessons that we should not
hesitate to emulate! We should be ashamed for ourselves for not even
trying.

Just my two cents for today.
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