The world of apps- two sides to this picture

My gosh! It’s the end of February and where did this month go?
I am pleased to share our president’s weekly editorial with you today and
for this week Donna J. Jodhan talks about the world of apps.
I am Scott Savoy wishing you a great weekend.

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The world of apps
By Donna J. Jodhan

Apps! Apps! These nifty little IOS tools have been around for some time
now and they have indeed made our lives so much easier in so many ways.

As it stands today; we can use them to do such things as our banking, order
food from restaurants, retrieve the latest news from a plethora of websites
from around the world, access radio stations, use them to keep fit, and o so
much more.

The Covid choke hold has motivated and driven developers to develop apps at
break neck speeds and for whereas I am in awe of all of this, I continue to
worry about those who through no fault of their own and maybe not through
the fault of the rest of the world are being left behind.

Who am I referring to then? So many seniors who are simply unable to keep
up with technology because of their understandable inability to be
comfortable with technology that they did not grow up with or through their
lack of technical training.
Persons with disabilities because several of these apps are not fully
accessible to them.
Those who are unable to purchase an i device due to a lack of financial
funds thus making them unable to access apps.
This is indeed a very huge chunk of persons!

It is nice of someone to say that they can access and use apps because they
have the appropriate hardware, possess the necessary knowledge, have the
financial resources to purchase said hardware and software, and can function
easily in the world of apps. However, there are definitely so many who are
being left out.

We need to think of these folks and we need to put on our thinking caps to
see how we can help them. Apps! A wonderful technological necessity but on
the other side of the ledger something that is still beyond the reach of
many.

Just my two cents for today.

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

I’m Donna J. Jodhan your sight loss coach wishing you a terrific day and
safe weekend.

To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca.

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about sight loss coach Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign
against bullying at www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

I’m Donna J. Jodhan your sight loss coach wishing you a terrific day and
safe weekend.

To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca.

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about sight loss coach Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign
against bullying at www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

I’m Donna J. Jodhan your sight loss coach wishing you a terrific day and
safe weekend.

To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca.

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about sight loss coach Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign
against bullying at www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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Thank God for mentors – we need them more than ever

Hello there and I’m Christian Robicheau at the Sterling Creations business
desk.
Thus far, February has been a very cold and blustery month and we can only
look forward to the coming of spring.
Today I am pleased to share our president’s weekly editorial with you and
for this week Donna J. Jodhan focuses her attention on the importance of
mentors.
Here’s wishing you a great weekend and please take a moment to read Donna’s
editorial.

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Thank God for mentors
By Donna J. Jodhan

We are living in very precarious times these days and I don’t think that we
should expect this to change any time soon. With this in mind we need to
find ways to hold on to the things that will help to keep us afloat and to
let go of those things that will not.

Thank God; one of the things that will or can definitely help to support us
is mentors! We need them more than ever now and we need to keep telling
them this.

Some of us already have our mentors in place while some of us are still
searching for them. For those who are searching for their mentors, just be
reassured that they are not that difficult to find. Believe it or not, they
are only a call or an email away! A text away or even just standing quietly
waiting for you to reach out!

They are within calling distance of you! They are waiting and watching
patiently for you to make the first move. They may even be giving you some
hints that they are there for you! All you need to do is just reach out!

Who are they? They are your parents and your grand parents! They are your
older siblings! They are your teachers, your guardians, even your family
doctor or counsellor!

They could even be your lawyer or your banking officer! The person that you
most admire! Just remember now! Your mentor is the one who listens,
advises, and guides. Not to be confused with your role model who you admire
and wish to pattern your life after!

Just my two cents for today.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan your sight loss coach wishing you a terrific day and
safe weekend.

To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca.

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about sight loss coach Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign
against bullying at www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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Some things never change – money still talks!

Hello there and I’m Scott Savoy welcoming you to a pleasant February
weekend.
Yes! It’s February and time marches on!
For this week, I am pleased to share our president’s weekly editorial with
you and today Donna J. Jodhan goes after those who practically fling their
vast packages of money around in order to push and bully their way to the
front of lines.
Please read this insightful editorial.
I’m Scott Savoy wishing you a safe and healthy weekend.
Happy Valentine’s day to everyone!

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Some things never change
By Donna J. Jodhan

So what am I referring to for today? It’s rather obvious if we were to take
but a few seconds to consider. In my humble opinion; it’s all about those
with oodles of money and those who are privileged who honestly believe that
they can use their position and money to either buy their way to the front
of lines or those who believe that because of their positions in government
they can have their cake and eat it too.

Let us take the first instance. Now that the Covid vaccines are becoming
more available, we are hearing that several celebrities are phoning doctors
and offering to buy said vaccines or even more shameful and downright
horrible; they are offering huge donations to hospitals in return to being
given access to the vaccines.

This is shameful! This is totally unacceptable! And I say that if any of
these spoiled rich brats are caught they should be placed at the back of the
line. Money should never be used to affect such horrific deeds.

In the same light, any doctor or any hospital found guilty engaging in such
types of transactions should also be punished. Take away the doctor’s
license and penalize the hospital.

It is bad enough having to deal with those selfish ones who refuse to wear a
mask who say that it is their constitutional right not to wear one! They
too should be placed at the back of the line if they have the nerve to
request a vaccine.

Now we come to those government ministers and officials and other party
officials who keep preaching the do as I say but alas! They are blatantly
failing to follow their own words of advice.

They too should be placed at the back of the line when it comes to receiving
the vaccine. In addition, fire any of them who is caught violating
international travel restrictions and place a very heavy fine on them.

This is the problem with the rich and famous and the privilege. They
continue to show rotten attitudes! They continue to believe that their
money and position can be used to get them whatever they desire! In sort,
they are selfish, self centered, spoiled, and will only use their dirty
money to serve their desires.

This will probably never change so all that we can do is to call out the
offenders whenever we have the evidence. It simply pains me to see that in
the case of persons with a disability we do not seem to be given any
consideration or any priority.

Just my two cents for today.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and safe weekend.

To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca.

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about sight loss coach and Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign
against bullying at www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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Stand up Canada! Europe needs to be reminded

Stand up Canada

I normally do my best to avoid the political scene and politics but earlier
this past week and the week before when it was widely publicized that the EU
was considering blocking shipments of vaccines to countries such as Canada,
I felt that I should express my thoughts and dismay.

Apparently, the EU has said that they would block those European based
manufacturers from exporting previously agreed to shipments to countries
such as Canada. Something is not right here.

For whereas one cannot blame the EU for wanting to ensure that their
citizens are all vaccinated, there is another side to this political fiasco.
Firstly; we are told that the EU only became involved in moving to vaccinate
their citizens long after other countries started doing so.
Secondly; Canada paid for its vaccines and struck agreements with these
European based manufacturers quite a while ago.
Thirdly; contracts and memorandums of understanding were signed between
these European based manufacturers and Canada months ago! Long before the
Eu became involved in wanting to vaccinate their citizens!
What ever happened to the honouring of signed contracts?

I always thought that the lessons from those horrific World Wars had taught
us all that in order to survive, it would mean that it would be one for all
and all for one!
In my humble and respectful opinion; the Eu may have either forgotten this
lesson or maybe they have conveniently had a lapse in memory! Or call it
selective memory?

Stand up Canada! Time to remind the EU and the rest of the world that
Canada played a vital role in saving the struggling Souls of Europe when
they came calling and crying during those two World Wars! Canada never
hesitated! They sacrificed thousands of their youthful soldiers to help
save Europe!

They fought doggedly on those beaches across Europe to help save Europe!
They provided food, medical supplies, and whatever else was requested to
help save Europe!
Now it is Europe’s turn to return the favour so to speak!

Canada needs you and you need to show selflessness, kindness, and
generosity!
For after all! It usually works both ways!
Please take politics out of this equation and put humanity in its place!

My two cents for today

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Not the time to point fingers – very unproductive

Welcome to February everyone and I am going to be positive here and say that
this month we are going to see ourselves moving one step closer to breaking
the Covid choke hold!
Let’s keep thinking positive as we move forward!
For this week, another very serious editorial from our president Donna J.
Jodhan to share with you and today Donna puts out a message for all of us to
stop pointing fingers!
I’m Christian robicheau wishing you a terrific day.

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Not the time to point fingers
By Donna J. Jodhan

It is almost always easier for us to point fingers rather than taking the
high road. It is almost always easier for us to point fingers rather than
offering suggested solutions. And it is almost always easier for us to
point fingers rather than accepting a bit of the blame.

This so-called scenario or syndrome will probably never go away but I truly
believe that if we make a super conscious effort to bear it in mind each
time we open our mouths to criticize, it may help to make this world a
better place in which to exist.

Call me someone with blinders on; but we could try couldn’t we? President
John F. Kennedy once said that an error is not a mistake unless you refuse
to correct it. So why can’t we at least try to reduce our mistakes by not
repeating them?

I would say that there is never a good time to point the finger and at this
time as the world struggles to survive this horrific virus, we may do well
to use our fingers to create and develop meaningful solutions rather than
using them to point at others. Point fingers at others is what I call
useless energy.

Blaming others, criticizing others, and complaining about others through the
pointing of fingers does nothing but to create disharmony and contention.
Bitterness, ill feelings, and disruption.

Just my two cents for today.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and safe weekend.

To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca.

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign against bullying at
www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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Please stop snuffing out our livelihoods

I cannot believe that this is the final week of January but here we are.
This week I’d like to introduce to you a very serious editorial from our
president Donna J. Jodhan and I hope that you can take a few minutes to read
and support.
I’m Scott Savoy wishing you a pleasant weekend.

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Please stop snuffing out our livelihoods
By Donna J. Jodhan

I really do not mean to sound like a broken record but each and every time I
see evidence of this shameful action on the part of those entities,
organizations, and provincial and federal departments, I will find a way to
speak up and to speak out and I will strongly encourage others to do the
same.

Yes; this continues to be a chronic and acute challenge for persons with
disabilities and it all has to do with those big bad entities who can
definitely afford to pay for our knowledge and expertise but yet they choose
to practically convince and even strong arm us into giving of our very
unique and specialized knowledge and skills voluntarily.

Shame on you! You have the money to pay us! You have very deep financial
pockets but yet you continue to guilt us into providing our knowledge and
skills for practically nothing.

You take advantage of those who are so vulnerable by offering them such
things as coffee coupons to Tim Horton’s in return for their time. You
somehow manage to convince them that you just do not have the budget to pay
them but that’s okay; you will ensure that their names appear on your
websites, positional papers, and so on. What a sad and scandalous insult!
What a very sick joke!

You somehow convince us that it is our duty to be part of your committees
dealing with issues on disability and accessibility and you have no scruples
when we give hours and hours of our time and expertise in return for what?
Nothing but a hollow thank you healthily sprinkled with compliments that are
too often void of honesty!

Shame on you! It is so hard to understand this picture but wait! I will
end by respectfully submitting that this is what most of society thinks of
those of us with a disability! It does not matter how much specialized
expertise and knowledge we possess! It does not matter how much time we
give to those asking, it all comes down to us not being respected for who we
are and what we can offer. It does not matter that these entities continue
to rob us of our livelihoods! For this is how so many of us seek to make an
honest living; through our unique and specialized knowledge and expertise.

No wonder that the poor old world continues to struggle to find such
qualities as honesty, respect, and true values. In short, you only seek our
knowledge and expertise whenever you are either forced to by legislation or
by a higher authority!
Time for you to gracefully admit that your words of wanting to do the right
thing are nothing but fluff and untruths!

I’ll complete this picture by saying that there continues to be a chronic
syndrome of so many governments past and present that continue to blatantly
disrespect Canadians with disabilities and evidence of this is right now
during this horrific pandemic. For those of you who are unaware: Just
imagine this! Some Canadians with disabilities received a one time payment
of either $300 or $600 based on whether or not they were registered to
receive a disability allowance exemption. However, so many others received
subsidies which were more than this over a period of months!

Maybe the Federal Government may have forgotten to recognize that many
Canadians with disabilities have had to incur unexpected and horrific
expenses in order to meet their daily and weekly needs; having to pay for
assistance to carry out such tasks as grocery shopping, drives to medical
appointments, and so on.

Shame on this Government! And to rub salt in the wound it took months for
a bill to be passed in order for this subsidy to be administered and why!
Because Parliamentarians in the House of Commons preferred to use this piece
of legislation as a hockey puck while they postured and jockeyed for
political purposes! Not a very happy moment in Canadian history but then
maybe this Government does not really care despite having passed an
accessible Canada Act!

Just my two cents for today.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and safe weekend.

To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca.

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign against bullying at
www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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The third party syndrome – a continued challenge

Greetings everyone and I am Christian Robicheau at the business desk
welcoming you to another nice January weekend.
Yes, we are still battling the Covid choke hold but we need to stay
positive!
This crisis will soon start to leave us and we must believe this!
Today, I am pleased to share our president’s weekly editorial with you and
for this week Donna J. Jodhan zooms in on the third party syndrome.
I encourage you to read on and to submit your comments to us at
info@sterlingcreations.ca.
Stay safe now.

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The third party syndrome
By Donna J. Jodhan

This is a syndrome that can be easily described as one that is as old as the
hills. Indeed, it is one that too many companies continue to use as a
defence when in legal combat against individuals. Especially those
individuals who have a disability.

I personally have sadly witnessed companies deliberately using the third
party syndrome to try and wiggle out of wilful and reckless behaviour on
their part. Companies that try to put the blame on their third party
contractors whenever infractions have been committed.

More often than not, their defence is so very weak and grossly pitiful
whenever they offer up a defence that it was the responsibility of their
third party contractors to have met unfulfilled obligations. Or even more
ludicrous they claim that it was up to the third party contractor to have
known better.

What continues to astound me is that these companies shamefully continue to
either refuse to take responsibility or they embarrassingly attempt to hide
behind their third party contractors. When will they wake up and realize
that third parties are simply an extension of them? Or that third parties
represent their image? The sad thing is that they are being allowed to get
away with this reckless behaviour and it is persons with a disability who
are being most affected.

Examples? Some of those technological giants that refuse to take
responsibility for not offering exams that are accessible to students with a
disability! Instead, their weak defences are that their third party
contractors are responsible for providing and producing exams that are
accessible. Shame on these companies; none of them is better than the
other!

Where is the logic when you offer products that can be used by persons with
a disability but when it comes to such things as being able to take exams or
apply for jobs with these companies they fail to complete the job instead
choosing to hide behind the skirts of third party contractors.

Then they are so bold and condescending when facing off against complainants
using their flawed logic and big bucks to wear down complainants. You know
who you are! Hint: One of you bears the name of the forbidden fruit!

The third party syndrome is not just limited to technology companies. Gosh!
Companies with the big bucks, of sizes ranging from large to medium sized,
and those that provide vital en required services in a wide range of
industries are also very guilty. They exist everywhere! Federally,
provincially, and all around us.

Let’s just say that before you decide to lodge a complaint; be very aware
that these companies will more likely than not use the third party syndrome
defence to try and wiggle out of their responsibilities and infractions.
They do not have any compunction when doing this because it is very much
like second nature to them.

Just my two cents for today.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and safe weekend.

To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca.

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign against bullying at
www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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A wish list for 2021 – how much of it will come true?

Hello there and I’m Scott Savoy at our business desk on this January
weekend.
I hope that everything is okay with everyone.
Today, I am pleased to share our president’s wish list for 2021 with you and
hopefully most not if all of her wishes could come true. It does not hurt
to wish eh?
I wish you a great weekend.

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A wish list for 2021
By Donna J. Jodhan

Some of my wishes may be repeat ones but that’s okay. Others may be new
ones and that’s okay too. Of course, at the top of my wish list is for
Covid-19 to simply go away and leave us alone. We need to rid our poor old
world of this scourge and to rebuild. But down to business now.

The next wish on my wish list would be for all levels of government to start
including the input and expertise of Canadians with disabilities. It is
time for government and organizations to stop working for us and instead
work with us. Stop excluding us at round tables especially those focusing
on Covid-19 related matters.
I wish for our voices to be better heard. Stop paying us lip service and
let’s walk the walk together.

My next wish would be for Governments and organizations to stop taking
advantage of our unique and specialized expertise and skills. I have
decided to make this my personal mission; To convince governments and
organizations that taking advantage of us in this manner is simply
embarrassing, shameful, and downright mean!

Demanding that we provide our services voluntarily is no longer acceptable.
I am not saying that we should not continue to make voluntary contributions
but there comes a time when voluntary contributions need to be replaced by
monetary compensation. The days of using the excuse that our names will be
placed on articles and papers submitted in return for the sharing of our
specialized knowledge and skills are no longer acceptable let alone be an
excuse.

I wish that requesters would simply stop offering such bribes as Tim
Horton’s and similar types of coupons to us in return for our knowledge and
skills. This is simply shameful and horrible and needs to stop now.

Another wish on my list is that governments and organizations need to stop
depending on those so-called accessibility experts to assist them in the
design and development of their training programs, websites, software, and
hardware. Too many times these so-called experts are nothing more than
wood-be experts who do not have any idea when it comes to understanding the
true meaning of accessibility let alone to know how to implement the
necessary strategies and processes.

I can only wish can’t I? I can only hope that we see some meaningful
strides when it comes to my wish list.

Just my two cents for today.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and safe weekend.

To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca.

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign against bullying at
www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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Accessibility still being forgotten – a big problem

Happy new year everyone and I’m Christian Robicheau hoping and praying that
2021 is a better year for us all.
Today I am pleased to share our president’s editorial with you and for this
week Donna J. Jodhan zooms in on how much accessibility continues to be
forgotten.
Please have a safe weekend now.
I’m Christian Robicheau

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Accessibility still being forgotten
By Donna J. Jodhan

In a recent news release, the Ontario government announced an expansion of
its dental care for seniors with specific emphasis on the renovating and
constructing of new mobile dental clinics.

For whereas I commend and applaud this much needed initiative, sadly enough;
someone appears to have forgotten to include accessibility requirements for
seniors with special needs.

So I am going to take the liberty of making some recommendations.

When considering the renovation of or building of new mobile dental clinics:
Seniors with physical disabilities must be accommodated if they are in
wheelchairs, use walkers, or canes.
Mobile dental clinics need to have enough space to accommodate wheelchairs
and walkers.
That is, doorways, entrances, and waiting rooms must be large enough to
accommodate wheelchairs and walkers.
There must be enough space between chairs in the waiting room in order to
accommodate seniors with wheelchairs, walkers, and canes.
Seniors with service animals must be accommodated.
Seniors with vision impairments need to be able to identify the locations of
mobile dental clinics through signs that are easy to find, identify and
read.
Signs must be placed in strategic spots on the exteriors of these dental
mobile clinics so that they can be easily seen.
The interiors of mobile dental clinics must be constructed in ways that
provide contrasting colour schemes so that those with limited or low vision
can easily identify walls, doors, and hallways.
The floors of mobile dental clinics must be made so that it is easy for
seniors with wheelchairs, walkers, and canes to negotiate.
That is, the ability to easily distinguish between carpeted and non carpeted
areas and the ability for those with wheelchairs and walkers to be able to
negotiate carpeted areas without having to be concerned about their devices
being impeded.
Seniors who are deaf or hard of hearing need to be able to communicate
without any acoustic interference when they are inside mobile dental
clinics.
Mobile dental clinics must be located in areas that are easy to reach via
public transportation, must be located along public transportation routes,
and must be positioned so that there are the least number of obstacles to
their front doors.
Specifically from street car and/or bus to the front doors of the mobile
dental clinic, and from parking lots to the front doors of the mobile dental
clinic.
If mobile dental clinics are to be located in malls, then they should be
located in areas that are as close as possible to entrances and exits of
malls.
If they are to be located in other types of buildings then they should also
be placed in areas that are as close as possible to entrances and exits of
said buildings.

Just my two cents for today.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and safe weekend.

To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca.

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign against bullying at
www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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Silver linings in dark clouds

Happy 2021 to everyone and we at Sterling Creations would like to wish all
of our readers a better 2021.
We hope that the holidays were good ones for you and we look forward to
continuing to be here for you.
For today, we are pleased to share our president’s first editorial of the
year with you and for this week Donna J. Jodhan kicks things off on a
positive note.
We invite you now to read on.
I’m Scott Savoy wishing you a great and safe weekend.

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Silver linings in dark clouds
By Donna J. Jodhan

There is no doubt that Covid 19 has brought so many dark clouds to the
World; thick dark heavy clouds filled with so much sorrow and suffering,
uncertainty and anxiety, and stories of indescribable horror. Yet if we try
to look at things through a different lens, we will find and discover that
there are silver linings in these huge banks of clouds to be found and
acknowledged.

As someone who is naturally positive, I’d like to take a few minutes to
acknowledge some of the silver linings that I have discovered and to say
thank you.
So here goes.

To the front line workers who have gone way beyond the call of duty to bring
comfort to their patients – thank you!
To the educators who continue to find ways to bring knowledge to their
students – thank you!
To the many businesses that have found ways to innovate their services so
that communities can continue to enjoy pick up and delivery services; thank
you!
To the musicians who have found ways to bring music to the ears of seniors
living in long term care facilities; thank you!
To those who continue to hold Zoom conferences to bring communities
together – thank you!
To all those who have gone way above and beyond the call of duty to bring
sunshine to the lives of the less fortunate – thank you!

You see! There are silver linings for us to acknowledge and I firmly
believe that more and more of these silver linings will continue to find
their way through these very dark clouds and before you know it we will once
again find ourselves looking up at bright blue skies with a deep blue
horizon!

Just my two cents for today.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and safe weekend.

To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca.

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign against bullying at
www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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