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 4, 2014 - Issue 14

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1) From the CNIB blog comes "Camera Hacks for Photographers Who Are Blind or Partially Sighted":
http://blog.cnib.ca/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=584

2) It's time for Stocking Stuffers again. Each year, Tek Talk offers two sessions where people who sell smaller, high and low-tech items to the blind can talk about their wares. Part one of this year's series is on GMT Tuesday, 4 November at 01:00. Of course, like all Tek Talk programs, these will be archived, and you can write if you are not sure how to convert GMT to your time zone:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

3) The American Foundation for the Blind wants you to take a survey to "Tell us what you think about our technology information!"
http://www.afb.org/info/living-with-vision-loss/using-technology/12?mode=survey

4) EASI offers two useful free webinars in November. "Balabolka the flexible E-reader" will take place Thursday, 6 November at 19:00 GMT, while "Recent NVDA Developments for Education and Work" will be held on Wednesday, 12 November at 21:00 GMT. Register here:
http://easi.cc/clinic.htm#november

5) Exploring Blackboard Collaborate Accessibility Features is a package of 2 free EASI Webinars: Tuesday 4 November, Introduction to Web Conferencing, at 19:00 GMT, and Tuesday 11 November, Experiencing Blackboard Collaborate First-hand, at 19:00 GMT. Register here:
http://easi.cc/clinic.htm#november

6) In his post, "Apps, The Web, and Productivity," Marco explains why he makes little use of web-based apps even when they are supposedly accessible:
http://www.marcozehe.de/2014/10/28/apps-the-web-and-productivity/

7) Bookshare has updated its web site, such that it is now mobile-friendly, much easier for prospective members to learn about and join the service, and easy for members to find their account settings:
http://bookshareblog.wpengine.com/2014/10/bookshares-updated-website-helps-you-do-more/

8) Our old controversy-stirrer, Chris Hofstater, is back with a rather unfavorable look at the accessibility of the Yosemite operating system and trends in Apple accessibility:
http://chrishofstader.com/apple-the-company-i-hate-to-love-part-3-the-macintosh-user-experience/

9A) JAWS version 16 is now officially released, with MathML Support, Convenient OCR for entire PDF documents, and other enhancements:
http://www2.freedomscientific.com/downloads/JAWS/JAWS-whats-new.asp

9B) The latest FSCast podcast covers MathML in more detail along with other features including Braille input:
http://www.freedomscientific.com/About/FSCast/FullListing#Episode99

10 )Popular Twitter client TheQube version 0.7 is out with some streamlining and enhancements:
http://theqube.oire.org/17

11) YouDescribe is a free accessibility tool for adding audio description to YouTube videos, the more described, the merrier!
http://youdescribe.ski.org/search.php

12A) In the audio realm, we start with a very informative AppleVis podcast, Direct Touch Typing on iOS 8: What Is It And How Does It Work With VoiceOver?
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/direct-touch-typing-ios-8-what-it-and-how-does-it-work-voiceover

12B) Learn about the KNFB Reader app for the iPhone on Eyes on Success program 1444:
http://eyesonsuccess.net/

12C) Learn about Remapping your CapsLock key for use as the Voice Over modifier keys on the Cool Blind Tech podcast
http://coolblindtech.com/podcast/remapping-your-capslock-key-for-use-as-the-voice-over-modifier-keys

12D) And from the SPN, catch episode 26 of High Contrast:
http://serotalk.com/2014/10/28/high-contrast-episode-26-muscle-memory/


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.) This one is for those of you who are seeking information on the various types of screen readers:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screen_reader

2.) If you would like to know about the fantastic voice dream reader app, the one that enables you to read books on your i-device with ease, check this out: http://blog.ted.com/2014/07/08/how-a-ted-talk-inspired-me-to-take-a-mid-career-sabbatical/

3.) If you are looking for a text that can be of assistance to those seniors with vision loss then this one is for you:
http://bit.ly/1BANrv5

4.) If you are in the market for a scientific calculator for someone who is vision impaired, check this out:
http://www.sightenhancement.com

5.) If either you or someone that you know is blind or partially sighted and you or that someone else is diabetic and you are seeking ways to manage your diabetes then this one is for you:
http://www.diabetesnet.com/

6.) Looking for some useful home repair tips?
http://www.visionaware.org/info/everyday-living/home-repairs/gils-guide-to-home-repairs/123

7.) Are you someone interested in games and gaming? This is a growing field and if you have time to complete a survey, check this out:
http://goo.gl/forms/GuAp18bkVi

8.) Want to learn more about accessibility for the iPhone 6 and 6+?
http://atmac.org/accessibility-iphone-6-iphone-6-plus

9.) Want to learn more about how to use your camera on your iPhone or iPad?
http://www.imore.com/camera-ultimate-guide?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

10.) We have a compendium of six apps that use Touch ID to make your iPhone life easier:
http://gizmodo.com/6-iphone-apps-that-use-touchid-to-make-your-life-easier-1648397490

11.) If you are a small business owner and looking for some top tips to keep your business secure, here goes:
http://blogs.sophos.com/2014/10/23/security-by-the-numbers-5-easy-ways-small-businesses-can-stay-safe/


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 Kidnappers Kid" and here is a brief description: Greg Napeyian thought that he had solved all of his problems.
Rich, successful, and with two terrific sons.
All was well until someone in his past came back to haunt him.
He could not stop his demise.

Who could have killed Greg and why?
Who could have the greatest motive for committing this horrendous crime?

The killing had seemed simple enough. The killer simply entered through the French doors as his victim was reading a book and did not hear as the French doors were softly pried open. By the time he realized that someone was close by it was too late. The killer had found the poker and had wasted no time. He struck hard and connected; killing Greg with one single blow. Then he then exited back through the French doors and disappeared into the night.

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


Section: Some Friendly Advice From Author Donna Jodhan:

November 2014
Finding a Theme

One should never be afraid of the writer's block; it happens when you least expect it but I have found that one of the quickest and easiest ways to get out of this is for you to try and find a theme that you can concentrate on and then focus all of your attention on it.

Finding a theme may not be as difficult as you may think. You could certainly help yourself in this area by starting small and then building from there. Maybe just looking at a tree, a flower, a bird in flight, or even up at the sky could be the spark you need to find a theme.

I enlighten the finding of a theme to this: You roll out your canvas in front of you, gather your paint brushes, and then you stand still and quiet and look straight ahead at your canvas. Presto! You would be amazed to see how quickly your imagination would take over and the rest as they say will be history.

You could find a theme practically anywhere! In a busy mall or coffee shop, at the park or beach, on a moving train or bus, on a plane, or even sitting quietly at home.

So just go out there and find your theme!

Donna J. Jodhan, AKA Detective DJ


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Author Donna Jodhan has just posted her second season of audio mysteries and now you can either download a free sample, subscribe for unlimited access to her entire library, or purchase individual episodes or buy the entire second season.

Author Donna's free download section presently contains two free downloads and this will be increased to three shortly; stay tuned!

Author Donna Jodhan is planning another major release for later this month so keep checking back!


Section: Please Join My Campaign Against Bullying (CAB):

This is a personal message from author Donna Jodhan: "Each time we raise our voice at someone else we are engaging in bullying! Each time we raise our hands to slap or punch someone else we are also engaging in bullying and each time we engage in actions to either manipulate or force someone else to do what we want we are also engaging in bullying!

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 nifty month of November,
Donna J. Jodhan AKA Detective DJ


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