Scam alerts for the holidays

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.

+++++++++++++++

Top scam tips for the holidays

As we approach a very hectic holiday season, let us take time to ensure that
we protect ourselves from those scammers and hackers who are out in their
numbers with the main mission to scam you out of your money, and to grab
your very precious and personal details in order to fulfill their unsavoury
needs.

We at Sterling Creations have these suggestions for you.
Do not respond to emails that look strange to you.
Do not download attachments from unknown senders.
Do not share your username and password to your online banking and any other
online payments facilities with anyone.
Do not give out any banking or personal details on the phone to unknown
callers.
Do not pay any attention to threats from automated phone recordings or from
live persons with regard to your credit card or that you owe money to any
revenue agency.
Do not entertain any offers either via email or by phone from senders and
callers offering incredible service packages as they may pertain to cable
and tv services, prizes that you have won, or any sort of any type of
service package.
Do not answer the door to unknown callers.
Take extra caution to make sure that the details of your credit cards and
debit cards are fully protected when you make payments at restaurants or at
stores, pharmacies, and elsewhere.

Scams of the week –

1. We just saw this one late last evening and it is someone simply trying to
get you to respond to them.
It is a Paypal scam!
It appears that someone seems to be able to know when you have made a Paypal
transaction but they are now trying to get your account details.
They are sending you a phishing email and all you need to do is to delete
and move on!
This is a very old phishing technique!

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Top apps of the week – the Apple Viz November 2017 newsletter

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 November 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. Audio Moto Championship (iOS, US$13.99)
Are you ready to dominate the Moto World Championship with Audio Moto
Championship?!
Face your opponents with super fast motorbikes.
Conquer the categories 125, 250 and 500 cc of the Moto World Championship
and bring your team to victory.
Undertake the numerous tournaments of Audio Moto Championship, where you
will prove yourself with different and always more difficult tracks.
Audio Moto Championship increases the difficulty of the game by adding the
weather, which can totally change the driving experience, passing from your
stable motorbike to a ‘crazy horse’.
Begin like a simple novice, gain fame and become the champion of Audio Moto
Championship!

Current Version: 1.0 (November 18, 2017)
Read Audio Moto Championship’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more
information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/audio-moto-championship
Visit Audio Moto Championship’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/audio-moto-championship/id1234077796?mt=8

2. Aurora recorder (watchOS, Free)
Introducing Aurora Recorder, an audio recording app designed for your Apple
Watch.
Features:
Background recording on your Apple Watch
Check recording state on your watch face
Sync recording files between your Apple Watch and iPhone automatically
Export and share recording files via iOS share sheet
No internet access required, keep your audio recording privately and safely

Current Version: 1.0.3 (November 10, 2017)
Read Aurora recorder’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/apple-watch/utilities/aurora-recorder-0
Visit Aurora recorder’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/aurora-recorder/id1270098495?mt=8

3. Blindfold Slide Puzzle (iOS, Free With In-App Purchases)
Blindfold Slide Puzzle is a fully accessible sliding tile puzzle game.
The slide puzzle (also called Gem Puzzle, Boss Puzzle, Game of Fifteen,
Mystic Square and many others) is a puzzle that consists of a grid of
numbered square tiles in random order with one tile
missing. The common puzzle is known as the 15 puzzle, with 4 rows and 4
columns, filled with tiles numbered from 1 to 15. The 16th space is empty.
The object of the puzzle is to place the tiles
in order by making sliding moves that use the empty space.
Blindfold Slide Puzzle includes a 2 by 2 grid, with 3 tiles, on a 3 by 3
grid with 8 tiles, and on a 5 by 5 grid with 24 tiles, along with a hints
guide on how to play and win.

Current Version: 1.1.0 (November 12, 2017)
Read Blindfold Slide Puzzle’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more
information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/blindfold-slide-puzzle
Visit Blindfold Slide Puzzle’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blindfold-slide-puzzle/id1276044630?mt=8

4. Blindfold Song Name (iOS, Free With In-App Purchases)
Blindfold Song Name is a fully accessible music game inspired by the TV Game
Show “Name That Tune”.
In each turn, you first hear all of the song title choices. Then you will
hear the song. As soon as you know which song it is, tap the screen, and
then swipe up or down to your answer, then double
tap. If your answer is correct, the faster you picked your answer, the more
points you scored. You keep playing until you get 3 answers wrong.
Blindfold Song Name comes with 3 games: Name the song, Name the song with
the same artist, and Name the artist.
Upgrades are available for different song pack including All Time Top 100
packs feature Billboard’s top 100 artists of all times for Pop, Country,
Hip-Hop + Rap,R&B + Soul, Holiday. Packs are
also available for Billboard top artists since 2000 in each of the genres,
and by decade.

Current Version: 1.2.0 (November 26, 2017)
Read Blindfold Song Name’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more
information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/blindfold-song-name
Visit Blindfold Song Name’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blindfold-song-name/id1290989842?mt=8

5. Choice of Rebels: Uprising (iOS, US$6.99)
Lead the revolt against a bloodthirsty empire! You grew up under the iron
fist of the Hegemony. Now is your chance to end their blood-fueled magic, as
you forge a ragtag outlaw band into a
rebel army.
“Choice of Rebels: Uprising” is a 637,000 word interactive fantasy novel by
Joel Havenstone, where your choices control the story. It’s entirely
text-based—without graphics or sound effects—
and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.
As an outlaw rebel in the greenwood wilderness, you must steal to survive
your first brutal winter, or watch your people starve if you can’t feed
them. Win yeomen, helots, merchants, priests, and
aristocrats over to the rebel cause…or turn them into your worst enemies.
Will you defeat the army of the Hegemony’s Archon and the elite force of
evil blood mages sent to destroy you, or will a
personal betrayal put an end to your rebellion when it’s just barely begun?

Current Version: 1.0.1 (November 9, 2017)
Read Choice of Rebels: Uprising’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more
information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/choice-rebels-uprising
Visit Choice of Rebels: Uprising’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/choice-of-rebels-uprising/id1304501428?mt=8

6. Envision AI (iOS, Free)
Envision is an app that lets visually impaired people go about their
everyday life in an independent and meaningful way. Envision provides
information based on what you see, for example, when
you look at a watch, it tells you the time, etc.
Use envision by tapping at the center of the screen and it would describe
the scene for you.
You can also train faces and objects for the envision for recognize.
envision does not collect or store any personal or personally identifiable
information.

Current Version: 0.1.4 (November 27, 2017)
Read Envision AI’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/productivity/envision-ai
Visit Envision AI’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/envision-ai/id1268632314?mt=8

5. Speech Central: School Reader (iOS, US$2.99)
This edition of text to speech app is specially crafted for schools to make
learning more productive and accessible, helping everyone to find his way to
better grades and greater knowledge.
With 11 supported text file formats, you can import any material to be read
aloud – supported document types are: PDF* (imported in an intelligent way
so that repetitive text in headers and
footers is skipped), Microsoft Word (.docx), Microsoft PowerPoint (.pptx),
OpenOffice/LibreOffice (.odt, .odp), .html, .txt, .rtf, supported ebook
formats are .epub, DAISY and .fb2 and emails
in .eml format. All those formats will work only if a document has no DRM
(PDF files with passwords can be imported).
The app can also import the content of web pages with a special care to
limit this access only to the safe content by receiving only the pages
shared from Safari.
The app is tested to be accessible with VoiceOver by legally blind users. It
can be used as an assistive technology and helper for people with visual
impairments and disabilities like dyslexia
(dyslexia friendly font is included in the app), and it contains many
settings specially crafted for those purposes. Bookshare, an accessible
online library is integrated into the app.

Current Version: 3.3 (October 13, 2017)
Read Speech Central: School Reader’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for
more information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/education/speech-central-school-reader
Visit Speech Central: School Reader’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/speech-central-school-reader/id1290457452?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

7. Just Press Record (iOS, US$4.99)
Just Press Record is the ultimate mobile audio recorder bringing one tap
recording, transcription and iCloud syncing to all your devices.
Life is full of moments we would rather not forget – like your child’s first
words, an important meeting or spontaneous idea. Capture these moments
effortlessly on iPhone, iPad or for ultimate
convenience, Apple Watch.
One tap to start, stop, pause and resume recording.
Unlimited recording time.
Record discretely in the background.
Choose to record from the built-in mic, AirPods or external microphones.
Start and stop recording from the Lock screen widget, with a 3D Touch Quick
Action or via the URL scheme.
Record independently on Apple Watch and sync later.
Seek backwards and forwards during playback.
Adjustable playback speed.
Turn speech into searchable text.
Support for over 30 languages, independent of your device’s language
setting.
Format as you record with punctuation command recognition.
Share audio and text to other apps on your iOS device.
Share to iTunes on Mac or PC via the Lightning Port.
View recent recordings or browse your library by date and time.
Search by filename or transcription content.
Dedicated tab for quick access to recordings made on Apple Watch.
Peek and Pop the contents of folders in the Browse tab.
Rename recordings.
Slide Over and Split View support on iPad.
Choose to store recordings either in iCloud Drive or locally on-device.
Recordings stored in iCloud Drive automatically sync across all your
devices.
Transcriptions are stored within the audio file.
Support for high quality external microphones connected via the Lightning
Port.
Customizable Audio Settings to enhance your recording experience.
File types include WAV, AIF or standard iTunes M4A (ACC).
High quality audio up to 96kHz / 24-bit.
VoiceOver support throughout the app.
Magic Tap gesture to start / stop a recording.

Current Version: 3.1 (November 23, 2017)
Read Just Press Record’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more
information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/utilities/just-press-record
Visit Just Press Record’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/just-press-record/id1033342465?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D8

8. Paprika Recipe Manager 3 (iOS, US$2.99)
Organize your recipes. Create grocery lists. Plan your meals. Download
recipes from your favorite websites. Seamlessly sync to all your devices.
Features
Recipes – Download recipes from your favorite websites, or add your own.
Grocery Lists – Create smart grocery lists that automatically combine
ingredients and sort them by aisle.
Pantry – Use the pantry to keep track of which ingredients you have and when
they expire.
Meal Planner – Plan your meals using our daily, weekly, or monthly
calendars.
Menus – Save your favorite meal plans as reusable menus.
Sync – Keep your recipes, grocery lists, and meal plans synced between all
your devices.
Adjust – Scale ingredients to your desired serving size, and convert between
measurements.
Cook – Keep the screen on while cooking, cross off ingredients, and
highlight your current step.
Search – Organize your recipes into categories and subcategories. Search by
name, ingredient, and more.
Timers – Cook times are automatically detected in your directions. Simply
tap on one to start a timer.
Import – Import from existing apps such as MacGourmet, YummySoup!,
MasterCook & Living Cookbook.
Export – Export your meal plans to Calendar and your grocery lists to
Reminders.
Share – Share recipes via AirDrop or email.
Print – Print recipes, grocery lists, menus, and meal plans. Recipes support
multiple print formats including index cards.
Extensions – Save recipes directly in Safari and view today’s scheduled
meals.
Bookmarklet – Download recipes from any browser straight into your Paprika
Cloud Sync account.
Offline Access – All of your data is stored locally. No internet connection
is required to view your recipes.

Current Version: 3.1.0 (November 27, 2017)
Read Paprika Recipe Manager’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more
information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/food-and-drink/paprika-recipe-manager-3
Visit Paprika Recipe Manager’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/paprika-recipe-manager-3/id1303222868?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 tips for the holidays

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.

+++++++++++++++

Top scam tips for the holidays

As we approach a very hectic holiday season, let us take time to ensure that
we protect ourselves from those scammers and hackers who are out in their
numbers with the main mission to scam you out of your money, and to grab
your very precious and personal details in order to fulfill their unsavoury
needs.

We at Sterling Creations have these suggestions for you.
Do not respond to emails that look strange to you.
Do not download attachments from unknown senders.
Do not share your username and password to your online banking and any other
online payments facilities with anyone.
Do not give out any banking or personal details on the phone to unknown
callers.
Do not pay any attention to threats from automated phone recordings or from
live persons with regard to your credit card or that you owe money to any
revenue agency.
Do not entertain any offers either via email or by phone from senders and
callers offering incredible service packages as they may pertain to cable
and tv services, prizes that you have won, or any sort of any type of
service package.
Do not answer the door to unknown callers.
Take extra caution to make sure that the details of your credit cards and
debit cards are fully protected when you make payments at restaurants or at
stores, pharmacies, and elsewhere.

Scams of the week –
1. You are likely to receive a phone call telling you of important changes
to both Visa and Mastercard and then asking you to use the menu to check
things out.
You know what to do here.
Simply hang up and move on.
If there are changes to be announced then both Visa and Mastercard will send
you a printed notice in the mail.

2. A phone call asking you to register your business’s name with a free Goog
listing.
No, do not pay any attention to this.
Just hang up your phone.

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The entitlement dilemma

Greetings and a very jolly Ho Ho Ho to everyone! I’m Christian Robicheau,
assistant editor at http://www.sterlingcreations.ca and a warm welcome to
the holiday month of December!
Today, I am pleased to share our president’s weekly editorial with you and
for this week Donna J. Jodhan focuses on the entitlement dilemma as she
calls it.
I wish everyone a great December weekend.

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The entitlement dilemma
By Donna J. Jodhan

There used to be a time when our kids possessed an attitude of working hard
in order to earn a living and then pass on the fruits of their labour to
their kids. However, it appears that this philosophy has now been replaced
with a very unhealthy sense of entitlement. What am I getting at today? It
is this!

So many kids of today and even those who have entered into young adulthood
seem to believe that they are entitled to whatever their parents have worked
so very hard to earn and save. For some reason there is an attitude amongst
us today which portrays a perception that less work is needed because the
savings and investments of our parents are ours. In short, no need to work
too hard anymore in order to make a living.

I will state here that there are still many committed youngsters who do not
possess this unhealthy attitude but the perception out here is that those
who believe in entitlement is growing at very alarming rates.

Maybe it is the parents who should be taking a look in the mirror when
considering why this entitlement dilemma has developed. Maybe it is the
parents who in their attempt to ensure that their kids have a better shot at
a more lucrative future have unwittingly carried out certain actions that
have spawned this dilemma.

Sure! There is nothing absolutely wrong in wanting one’s kids to enjoy a
better future but maybe we should be looking at a more balanced approach.
One where kids are given more important lessons on how to appreciate what
parents are doing for them, how to better use the benefits that are being
presented to them, and how to use these benefits to help provide more for
their kids.

Or is it that we are living in a world of things such as me first, enjoy
today and forget about tomorrow, and too many luxuries at any given time?

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 – Meet the ththirdeye app

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 ththirdeye app
ThirdEye Technologies Inc.
(iOS, Free)

If you know someone who is either blind or vision impaired then this may be
of great interest to you and to them. Read on.

We believe in empowering visually impaired individuals. ThirdEye restores
autonomy to visually impaired persons’ lives by enabling them to recognize
everyday
objects. All the user has to do is touch one button and our technology
verbally returns back whatever object the user is looking at within seconds
(for example a “5
US Dollar Bill” or an “Ibuprofen bottle”). We have a database of millions of
images that is being updated every day and thus our product is able to
recognize a wide
array of images very specifically.
ThirdEye is currently free to download!

Features:
Press the “Recognize This” button while holding your phone in front of an
object you want to recognize, and then wait a couple of seconds for ThirdEye
to
return the object to your ear. The button is large, and occupies half the
screen so it’s easy to find and press.
Press the raise volume button on the side of your phone while the app is on
to Activate the “Recognize This” feature.
Every time you press a button, ThirdEye will read aloud the button you
pressed (to ensure that you pressed the button you wanted to).
Returns a Alert Message warning you if the item you recognized could be
potentially dangerous (such as medicine) and to ask for help before taking
the
medicine. (Note: Please note that this alert message will be triggered on
every potentially dangerous item simply because of the sheer number of
potentially
dangerous items; we have done our best to try to add as many objects as we
think could be dangerous, but you should use your own judgement)

Currently, the read this feature works with larger text, but it is still
under development. We’re still displaying this text, but if you press it,
you’ll hear a
message saying “this feature is till under development.”

So go out there and check out this app at your friendly App Store on your i
Device.

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Top scam tips for the holidays

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.

+++++++++++++++

Top scam tips for the holidaysweek

As we approach a very hectic holiday season, let us take time to ensure that
we protect ourselves from those scammers and hackers who are out in their
numbers with the main mission to scam you out of your money, and to grab
your very precious and personal details in order to fulfill their unsavoury
needs.

We at Sterling Creations have these suggestions for you.
Do not respond to emails that look strange to you.
Do not download attachments from unknown senders.
Do not share your username and password to your online banking and any other
online payments facilities with anyone.
Do not give out any banking or personal details on the phone to unknown
callers.
Do not pay any attention to threats from automated phone recordings or from
live persons with regard to your credit card or that you owe money to any
revenue agency.
Do not entertain any offers either via email or by phone from senders and
callers offering incredible service packages as they may pertain to cable
and tv services, prizes that you have won, or any sort of any type of
service package.
Do not answer the door to unknown callers.
Take extra caution to make sure that the details of your credit cards and
debit cards are fully protected when you make payments at restaurants or at
stores, pharmacies, and elsewhere.

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Who should be speaking?

Greetings! I’m Scott Savoy; managing editor at
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca and we here at Sterling Creations wish our
US customers a very happy Thanksgiving!
Well, it’s the final weekend of November and we are now into the holiday
season!
Today I am pleased to share our president’s weekly editorial with you and
for this week Donna J. Jodhan focuses on who should be speaking.
A very interesting editorial indeed and I wish you a great weekend.

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Who should be speaking?
By donna J. Jodhan

In the normal scheme of things we should and would expect that when it comes
to speaking up and speaking out, it should be the voices of those who are
most affected to be the ones to be doing so but alas! When it comes to
communities and groups made up of persons with disabilities; it appears that
the reverse seems to be happening.

I am going to limit my editorial to my home country of Canada and to
Canadians who are blind and vision impaired but I will also note that this
is not an uncommon problem in any way. It is very prevalent around the
world but more so in some countries than in others.

Here in Canada blind and vision impaired Canadians continue to struggle to
have their voices heard but against this background is a community that is
deeply divided on how this should be done. In addition, this community is
very fragmented and spends a tremendous amount of time fighting among
themselves as opposed to putting their energies into the creation of
solutions.

There is yet another dimension to this picture and that is more than a
perception that there exists a paternalistic attitude on the part of the
more powerful service providers who believe that they are better able to
speak on behalf of the blind and vision impaired community because they know
best what is needed.

All of this has lead to a Federal Government who has tended to believe that
it is easier to deal with the more powerful service providers rather than
with fragmented groups and several of the more powerful providers have
certainly taken advantage of this.

To try and further clarify: Blind and vision impaired Canadians continue to
have their voices heard. They continue to have problems verbalizing in a
meaning and professional manner and as a result their frustrations continue
to be one of the major obstacles preventing them from becoming more potent
and powerful.

On the other side of the coin, we have service providers that continue to
take advantage of these glitches and they continue to use them to convince
the Federal Government to fund them with large sums of money so that they
can continue to exist.

So what do I think could be a good formula? I am by no means the expert
here but for what it is worth; how’s this for starters.

A commitment to start afresh; to come together to listen, admit
shortcomings, respect, and a commitment to carry out honest and transparent
collaboration. Transparency and accountability are probably the two most
important factors to any formula for success.

These are just my two cents worth 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 product of the week – Omoton Bluetooth keyboard – a Thanksgiving suggestion

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
Happy Thanksgiving America!
Follow us on Twitter @accessibleworld and like us on facebook at
www.facebook.com/donnajodhan

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Omoton Bluetooth keyboard
Spencer’s Spotlight
By Cheryl Spencer
cheryl@theblindperspective.com
Hi folks,
well, back to the techy stuff. I attended our last I Access meeting a couple
of weeks ago and part of the meeting consist of a show and tell session.
This is when we all take turns asking a question, sharing a tip or trick,
or showing
off a new gadget or toy we have acquired.
This brings me to the spotlight gadget of the month. it is a taDaaaa, an
Omoton Bluetooth keyboard. I hear you, what’s ALL THE FUSS? Well, this
keyboard is lightweight, sexy, slim and has a tactile on off switch. There
is also a
pairing button you can actually feel. It works well with iDevices and will
pair up with other devices as well. Another thing I especially like is that
it takes 2 triple A batteries as opposed to having to be recharged.
So, I can still hear you muttering, well, big deal, and that brings me to
the big deal. Yes, it is a big deal, the price is what I call a deal! On
Amazon, it has a $13.99 price tag. I couldn’t pass on a deal like that so I
ordered one for
myself and have since ordered a few more to give as gifts. I highly
recommend it!
I have had other keyboards, but found it difficult to turn them on and off.
However, with this one I just push the switch on and off. I love this
keyboard!

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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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Scam alerts of the week

1. An email telling you that you need to pay a parking ticket –
You will quickly know that this is a fake if you know for sure that you have
not incurred any parking tickets.
The sender is simply attempting to get you to respond or to try and
intimidate you.
Just ignore and delete this silly email.

2. A phone call telling you that you need to verify your credit card’s
credit limit –
This phone call has been around for quite some time now and again; it is a
phone call to try and intimidate you into responding.
No credit card company would ever leave an automated message for you.
So just hang up on this annoying phone call.

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The speak to me dilemma

Greetings! I’m Christian Robicheau; assistant editor at
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca and boy is November simply moving around
aye?
Time for us to get ready for Our American Thanksgiving and a happy upcoming
one to everyone!
Today, I am pleased to share our president’s weekly editorial with you and
for today Donna J. Jodhan focuses her attention on what she calls the speak
to me dilemma.
I wish you a great weekend!

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The speak to me dilemma
By Donna J. Jodhan

Truth be told, I really do not think that this dilemma will ever go away.
It could probably be whittled down but this may only probably achieved
through committed and sustained effort on the part of persons with
disabilities.

So what am I lamenting today? It is this! The continuous challenge when it
comes to persons with sight choosing to communicate with those who we are
with instead of speaking directly with us. Yes, I can sort of understand
why this continues to be so but on the other hand I have started to find
this not just irritating, but also quite rude and disrespectful.

The other day when I was standing at the cash in the supermarket attempting
to pack my stuff, the casher said to my mom “tell her not to touch
anything.” I can tell you that it took everything in me not to have
screamed at her or to throw a fit. This would not have worked.

Instead, I should have spoken directly to her. It does not do any good to
not say anything. For if we continue to not say or do anything, this very
unhealthy circumstance will continue to persist.

What I should have said was something like this: “Mom, please tell the
casher that these are my goods and I can touch them because they are mine
and I am paying for them.”

Yes, I know! Diplomacy needs to be the order of the day here but one thing
is for certain; we need to start becoming more assertive and to teach the
sighted world that yes! You can certainly speak to me directly! Don’t
speak to the one who is accompanying me! There is no need for this!

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.
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