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 - Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - Issue 13

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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, October 2, 2014 - Volume 477

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1) There's a Wikipedia article on screen readers, and it has received positive reviews:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screen_reader

2) This is the story of the creation of Voice Dream Reader by its developer:
http://blog.ted.com/2014/07/08/how-a-ted-talk-inspired-me-to-take-a-mid-career-sabbatical/

3) From the AFB Bookstore, you can buy the $49.95 pre-recorded webinar with transcript and slides, "Teaching iPhone and iPad Basics to Seniors with Vision Loss":
http://bit.ly/1BANrv5

4) Here are resources and Information from a professional for Developing a Great Podcasting Voice
http://bit.ly/1vzc5fw

5) Sight Enhancement Systems has launched two New Scientific Calculators For The Visually Impaired:
http://www.sightenhancement.com

6) The next HIMS webinar will be entitled "Using EBot for Greater Independence at Home," and will take place on Tuesday, 14 October at 19:00 GMT. Register here:
http://hims-inc.com/webinar-registration/

7) Learn about "The Kyocera Verve Telephone For Blind Persons" from Sprint on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 7 October at 00:00:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

8) Jonathan Mosen's book, iOS Without the Eye, is now available in many formats from National Braille Press for $19.95:
http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/IOS8-EYE.html

9) You can get phone training on ZoomText for $90/hour, except that until the end of the year it only costs $160 for two hours:
http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=46e107c7813eb905dfd2a6938&id=1770325982

10) An update is available for the Qube twitter client used by many:
http://theqube.2fh.co/

Please Note: We're not finishing with audio this week, so there's more to follow! But in the audio department:

11A) SeroTalk podcast 213 is out:
http://serotalk.com/2014/10/01/serotalk-podcast-213-year-of-the-poptart/

11B) Also from the SPN Network, we get That Android Show, Episode 32
http://thatandroidshow.com/2014/09/30/that-android-show-episode-32-nfc-for-you-and-me/

11C) And High Contrast Episode 25:
http://serotalk.com/2014/09/30/high-contrast-episode-25-its-all-about-byron/

11D) Elsewhere, learn about parenting a blind child on Eyes on Success #1440:
http://www.eyesonsuccess.net/

11E) This downloadable recording concerns Kindle for PC:
http://bit.ly/1uCVNmW

11F) The latest Tech Doctor podcast features part of the team creating CrowdViz, which seeks to use FaceTime to link blind iPhone users to volunteers who can assist them with specific visual tasks:
http://www.dr-carter.com/

11G) Podcast 100 of Web Axe discusses Wordpress accessibility and includes a transcript:
http://www.webaxe.org/podcast-100-joe-joseph-wordpress-a11y/

And five podcasts from BGZ:

11H) YTD Video Downloader
http://www.blind-geek-zone.net/ytd-video-downloader/

11I) iPhone 5c:
http://www.blind-geek-zone.net/i-phone-5-c/

11J) The Rode to Rage:
http://www.blind-geek-zone.net/the-rode-to-rage/

11K) Microsoft One Drive, Part One:
http://www.blind-geek-zone.net/microsoft-one-drive-part-one/

11L) KNFB Reader App for iPhone:
http://www.blind-geek-zone.net/knfb-reader-app-for-iphone/

12) Among lots of other things, this site contains MP3 files designed to teach keyboarding to the blind:
http://bit.ly/YU7Tub

13) This is an online tutorial on the Nemeth Code:
http://tech.aph.org/nemeth/

14) A series of six beginner and intermediate online iPhone classes will start soon. Each class costs $50:
http://lisasalinger.com/links/iOS.html

15) Those seeking to use the new Braille input feature of iOS8 may want to study Apple's help page about the feature:
http://help.apple.com/iphone/8/en.lproj/iph10366cc30.html


Section: Tips To Enhance Your Daily Life:

This collection of tips is intended to assist you in keeping up with improvements and enhancements to various products and services that help you to live a better life. Enjoy!

1) In the market to sell or buy a home? Not sure what you should be asking your Realtor?
http://realtormag.realtor.org/sales-and-marketing/handouts-for-customers/for-buyers/questions-ask-when-choosing-realtor

2) Having difficulty removing rust from chrome?
http://removeandreplace.com/2014/05/26/best-way-to-safely-remove-rust-from-chrome/

3) Are you looking for ways to refinish a wooden table? If you're thinking of throwing away your favorite wooden table, but finding it hard to do so, check this out:
http://removeandreplace.com/2014/05/25/the-easiest-way-to-refurbish-and-refinish-a-wooden-table/

4) Are you in search of an accessible fitness tool? Look no further!
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/

Here are some very useful online training courses that help you to become more familiar with both Apple products as well as other types of Internet based products:

5A) Windows:
http://www.blindaccesstraining.com

5B) Apple
http://www.fedoraoutlier.com

5C) And also:
http://www.blindtraining.com

6) Are you job seeking? These are the three highest paying jobs that are being driven by the demands of baby boomers:
http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/06/07/3-great-paying-jobs-experiencing-high-growth-thank.aspx

7) Need security tips?
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234517

8) If you are blind or have low vision and are not sure whether or not Twitter could be for you, check this out:
http://bit.ly/Yd04A9

9) If you are in need of creating a strong password and want to be able to remember it, check this out:
http://www.howtogeek.com/195430/how-to-create-a-strong-password-and-remember-it/

10) Looking for some good online resources for post secondary education? Check this out:
http://lifehacker.com/plan-your-free-online-education-at-lifehacker-u-fall-s-1629870934

11) If you have a disability or know of someone who does, and you are interested in fishing, check this out:
http://www.fhnbinc.org/

12) For adults with a vision impairment who enjoy camping here is a list of camps in both the US and Canada:
http://www.grownupcamps.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi?page=Special+Needs

13) And for children with vision impairments:
http://www.christianrecord.org/

14) Looking for a free rhyming dictionary?
http://rhymer.com/

Here are two free apps for blind persons who love to stream music to their i-device and/or smartphone. Both are very accessible and easy to use and both products are available from the Apple store:

15A) Product: Spotify Music Streaming App:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/spotify-music/id324684580?mt=8

15B) Product: Songza Music Streaming App:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/spotify-music/id324684580?mt=8

16) Soon winter will be here. Here's something to check out when winterizing your home. You can never have too many of these kinds of tips as old man winter approaches:
http://realestate.msn.com/article.aspx?cp-documentid=13107899

Here is something for those of you who are in need of some smartphone security tips for small businesses: http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2014/09/smartphone-security-tips-for-small-businesses/

For those of you job seeking, the retiring baby boomer sector is driving demand in the health and services industries. Almost 10,000 baby boomers are retiring each day:
http://www.pressconnects.com/story/money/2014/09/19/southern-tier-jobs-outlook/15915455/

Want to know what older adults are up to these days? It's not just retiring!
http://www.weau.com/home/headlines/More-older-adults-looking-for-jobs-volunteering-opportunities-276851451.html


Section: Mystery of the Month:

This month, I'd like to whet your appetite with a brief description of one of my audio mysteries that I have chosen for you. This one is called "The Fisherman's Feast " and here is a brief description: An annual holiday vacation that turned into a horrible end.
A perfect day marred by a horrible death.
Which close friend could have done it?
Why did Marty Mede have to die?

Who could have done it?
Could it have been either of Marty's two twin sons Brent or Brandon?
Nicholas Meadows; Marty's close friend and trusted lawyer?
Josh Chastaine; Marty's business partner for many years?
Or Glen Costano; Marty's terrific financial officer?

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Editorials on creating an accessible workplace.
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Donna J. Jodhan AKA Detective DJ


Section: Some Friendly Advice From Author Donna Jodhan:

October 2014
Using The Seasons

You would be absolutely amazed to learn how you can use the four seasons to help you create and write masterpieces. Mother Nature sure has a way of helping us out whenever we need it and each season has its very own attributes and variables to help you do just that.

If we were to look at each season individually, we would easily see what I am trying to tell you.

Spring: Gentle rain, fresh breezes, chirping birds, fragrant flowers, swaying trees, green grass, and on it goes. If you were to think of any of these themes you could easily take any of them and start developing your canvas from here on. Any of these themes can be used to paint scenes in your mind.

Summer: Bright sunshine, blue skies, white puffy clouds, kids in the park, dogs running around. Again, themes that you can use to do almost anything; from creating scenes to titles for your story.

Fall: Wet leaves scattered about, trees all coloured in reds and oranges, cool biting winds, shorter days and longer nights, soaked and sodden grass. Very definite themes that can be used in any way you see fit.

Winter: Fresh fallen snow, crunching ice under foot, howling winds, gloomy sky. All of these themes belong to winter scenes and you can use them to paint pictures.

So you see, you can definitely use any of the four seasons to help you develop your story lines.

So use the seasons to help you create, develop, and imagine.

Donna J. Jodhan AKA Detective DJ


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There is no room in this world for bullying and each day we fail to take action against bullying it is another day that we allow others to bully us and our kids. Our heros and role models are the ones who have made us proud; those brave young men and women who gave their lives for us in past wars and those who continue to do so. They are not the ones who choose to be racists and those who believe that their bad behaviour in public is acceptable.

I write and record audio mysteries that are being used at such events as murder mystery evenings as well as at public awareness and team building events. I promote understanding, tolerance, and problem solving and my audio mysteries continue to be broadcasted around the world and you can listen to them anywhere! On the plane or train! In the car or right there in your home! On your i-device or computer!

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Section: Closing:

With very best wishes for a extraordinary month of October,
Donna J. Jodhan AKA Detective DJ


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