The "Public Eye"

Noun. public eyepublic eye - a focus of public attention; "he enjoyed being in the limelight"; "when Congress investigates it brings the full glare of publicity to the agency".

Say what you will, the news is what counts when it is information you need.



  
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Author Donna Jodhan Publications - Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - Issue 2

An Author Donna Jodhan Publication
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Section: Mystery of the Month

This month I'd like to whet your appetite with a brief description of an audio mystery episodes that I have chosen for you. This one is called "The Cell Phone Call" and here is a brief description:  

He was rich, spoiled, and used his dad's money to get whatever he wanted. He cheated, blackmailed, and partied hard. At the end, Karl Sunstrum's past just simply caught up with him.  

Karl was murdered in a packed Internet cafe on a typical Friday evening when no one was looking and no one even suspected.  

Who could have done it?  

Someone who wanted to get back at Karl for having stolen his very important end of term papers?  

A drug supplier who Karl was blackmailing?  

Someone who was extremely jealous of Karl's financial status?  

Someone whose girlfriend Karl had stolen but Karl was also blackmailing them?  

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Section: From the Desk of Author Donna Jodhan:

If you would like to gain perspective as to how blind persons go about their daily activities, and how they interact with others, please check out my blog at: http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com

If you're looking for ways to make your products, services, and/or physical locations more accessible to those who are blind and/or partially sighted, please go to: http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/sightimpaired.html

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Donna also produces various other useful posts every Saturday such as:

Helpful monthly tips.
Where to find your best American cities.
How to make your products and services more accessible.
And editorials on creating an accessible workplace.
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm

Coming soon! Monthly suggestions from Author Donna Jodhan on how to become a more effective author, along with more about the mysterious world of Detective DJ.

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With very best wishes, Donna J. Jodhan
AKA Detective DJ


Section: From Head Star Communications:

Compliments of our good friends over at Headstar Communications we give you the latest Volume of the E-Access Bulletin, Access To Technology For All, Regardless Of Ability, at: www.headstar.com/eablive. If you'd like to subscribe to this free monthly text-only publication directly, send an email to eab-subs@headstar.com with "Subscribe" in the subject line.


Section: From Flying Blind, LLC:

Compliments of our good friends over at Flying Blind, LLC we give you the latest Volume of Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, The Week's News in Adaptive Technology. If you'd like to subscribe to this free weekly publication directly, head on over to www.flying-blind.com, or send an email to enews@flying-blind.com with "Subscribe" in the subject line.

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, October 31, 2013 - Volume 429

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication
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Read this Volume of Top Tech Tidbits on the web at: http://www.flying-blind.com/tidbits2013/10032013/index.html.

1) Cloud HQ may be a partial solution if you struggle with accessibility of Google Drive and Google Docs. It allows you to sync Google Drive with Dropbox, and Google Docs documents are converted to Word documents:
https://www.cloudhq.net/dropbox

2) JAWS 15 has been released, with its considerable support for Windows 8.1, some improved web access, more streamlined Braille support, and more:
http://www.freedomscientific.com/downloads/jaws/jaws-whats-new.asp

3) Jonathan Mosen's blog always features well-considered perspectives and resulting comments. Recent articles include "There's No Such Thing as a 'Blind Ghetto Product'":
http://mosen.org/index.php/theres-no-such-thing-as-a-blind-ghetto-product/

4) While we're talking about Jonathan, his book on iOS7 is still available through his site as previously announced, but is now also available from National Braille Press in DAISY, hardcopy braille, and .BRF format:
http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/IOS7-EYE.html

5) A Twitter user recommended "Startpage Search Engine" for its clarity and privacy settings:
https://www.startpage.com/

6) This is "A Review of Five iOS Navigation Apps" looking at accessibility for blind users:
http://www.incobs.de/tests-english/items/ios-navigation-apps.html

7) And on that topic, here is a review of BlindSquare, one of the apps mentioned in the above post:
http://markusboettner.net/

8) A lot of people may be able to benefit from the "Getting Started Kit for People New to Vision Loss" from VisionAware:
http://www.visionaware.org/section.aspx?FolderID=7&SectionID=135&TopicID=550

9) Easy Chirp is a cross-platform, accessible Twitter client that has been unavailable for a while, but is now back:
http://accessibleinsights.info/blog/2013/10/29/easy-chirp-returns-with-new-sporty-features-and-more-power-under-the-hood/

10) Meanwhile, development continues on the accessible Twitter client Chicken Nugget:
http://q-continuum.net/chicken_nugget/readme.html#changelog

11) From HowToGeek, we learn "How to Use Windows' Advanced Search Features: Everything You Need to Know":
http://www.howtogeek.com/173703/how-to-use-windows-advanced-search-features-everything-you-need-to-know/

And "Ransomware: Why This New Malware is So Dangerous and How to Protect Yourself":
http://www.howtogeek.com/174343/ransomware-why-this-new-malware-is-so-dangerous-and-how-to-protect-yourself/

12) Hadley hosts a quarterly iFocus seminar series with training on iOS devices. iOS7-related training videos from the series are now posted to their YouTube Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/hadleyschool

13) The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is collecting information about the preferences of blind users who browse the Web on mobile devices. They've created a short survey (15 questions) that can be completed in 10 to 15 minutes, and will be available until 22 November:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7RCD9SR

14) This is a bit over a year old, and many of the sites mentioned may well not be accessible, but "The Big List of 100 Tools, Tips and Tricks to Wwork More Eefficiently Online", from the Buffer Blog, could nonetheless be an interesting article to explore:
http://blog.bufferapp.com/the-big-list-of-100-tools-tips-and-tricks-to-work-more-efficiently-online

15) Here is an OS X Mavericks feature list:
http://www.apple.com/osx/whats-new/features.html

16) Serotek finally offers the ability to download its software:
http://www.serotek.com/downloads

17) Here are "4 Free Text-to-Speech Apps for Windows":
http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?sc=168

18) And from the same source, here are "9 Free Windows Apps for Low Vision Users":
http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?sc=195

19) We'll wrap up with this week's audio content:

AppleVis offers us:

Finally, from BgZ come:


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