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, January 6, 2015 - Issue 16

An Author Donna Jodhan Publication
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Compliments of our good friends over at Flying Blind, LLC we bring 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, January 1, 2015 - Volume 490

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Before we put this Holiday Season in our rear view mirrors we at Flying Blind, LLC would like to wish all of you a happy, prosperous, and rewarding 2015. We sincerely appreciate all of our readers and are excited to begin another trip around the sun with you! May you have a fantastic holiday weekend full of good times while we all look forward to the next 365 days and how we will spend them. As ever, we at Flying Blind, LLC are standing by to assist you with your Adaptive Technology needs! Together, let's make it a memorable 2015!!!

1) Learn about a wearable mobility aid under development on the first installment of Tek Talk for 2015, on GMT Tuesday, 6 January at 01:00:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

2) By means of a plug-in being developed, you can append items to the clipboard using NVDA:
http://addons.nvda-project.org/addons/clipContentsDesigner.en.html

3) Development continues on Leasey, the powerful JAWS scripts for beginning and advanced computer users:
http://www.leaseycentral.com/node/12

4)Hear about The Sociology of Disability on Eyes on Success, program 1501:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

5) Learn about Using hash tags on Twitter from the Twitter Help Center:
https://support.twitter.com/articles/49309#

6) Learn the "10 Things You Didn't Know Your Mac Could Do" courtesy of MacWorld UK:
http://www.macworld.co.uk/feature/mac/mac-tricks-tips-hacks-you-didnt-know-3592188/

Here follow a couple of useful articles from HowToGeek:

7A) How to Find Your Lost Windows or Office Product Keys:
http://www.howtogeek.com/206329/how-to-find-your-lost-windows-or-office-product-keys/

7B) How to Record Your Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, or iOS Screen:
http://www.howtogeek.com/205742/how-to-record-your-windows-mac-linux-android-or-ios-screen/

8) The highly popular Voice Dream Reader App for iOS is on sale at half price through January 4th 2015. Winston Chen will be releasing Voice Dream Writer by the end of January, and this should be exciting as well:
http://www.voicedream.com/

9) For $20 you can pre-order iOS Access for All (iOS 8 Edition):
http://www.iosaccessbook.com/pre-order-ios-access-for-all-ios-8-edition-today/

10) The Inclusive Android site continues to host reviews and how-to's for Android users:
http://inclusiveandroid.tk/

11) A lot of great apps and app developers won the AppleVis Golden Apples of 2014:
http://www.applevis.com/blog/advocacy-applevis-assistive-technology-ios-apps-mac-apps-news/announcing-applevis-golden-apples

And in closing our first publication of the new year, two AppleVis podcasts:

12A) Quick Tip: Creating Custom Vibration Alerts in iOS 8:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/quick-tip-creating-custom-vibration-alerts-ios-8

12B) AppleVis Extra #25: Several users answer the question: What's on Your Home Screen?
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/applevis-extra-25-whats-your-home-screen

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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.) Here is something of interest for those of you looking for a sunshine getaway for this winter. Spotlight on Aruba, known as One Happy Island, Aruba is blessed with ideal weather year round and bountiful beaches:
http://travelling.visiontravel.ca/2014/11/27/destination-spotlight-aruba/?dm_i=1OST%2C30M2Z%2CC3X0LX%2CAUPKP%2C1

2.) If you are a blind gamer looking for games to play then you must check out this next one. There are 35 games for you to choose from:
http://www.spoonbillsoftware.com.au/blindgamers.htm

3.) Looking for some workouts with descriptions as to how to do them? Blind Alive sells exercise workout recordings with extremely clear exercise descriptions:
http://www.blindalive.com/

4.) Yoga mats with clear markings to help students. Rousettus sells a special yoga mat with clear markings to help students with placement for exercises:
http://rousettus.com/

5.) Who says that beep baseball does not exist?
http://www.nbba.org/

6.) Now you can explore the Complete guide to iPhone and iPad Settings:
http://www.macworld.co.uk/feature/iphone/how-use-settings-configure-ipad-iphone-ios8-updated-3583514/

7.) Here's a list of 75 awesome apps that Google thinks every Android fan should use:
http://accessnewsdaily.com/75-awesome-apps-that-google-thinks-every-android-fan-should-use/

8.) You may well want to know "How to Wipe Your Phone or Tablet Before You Sell It", CNET provides guidance:
http://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-wipe-your-phone-or-tablet-before-selling/

9.) And this next one is for those of you who need to know more about iCloud:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2847324/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-cloud.html

10.) If you are presently on the hunt for a scientific calculator for either you as a blind person or for a blind family member or friend, check this out:
http://www.sightenhancement.com

11.) Looking for some well needed inspiration? Then this next one is a must read:
http://abovethelaw.com/2014/12/todays-tech-how-a-deaf-blind-lawyer-uses-technology-to-represent-her-disabled-clients/

12.) Small businesses rely heavily on computers, so among other things companies should give their employees clean-ups to help increase performance, reliability and security:
http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/news/lifestyles/computer-tips-for-small-businesses/njQgs/

13.) This next one is for those of you who need to make the text on your iPad or iPhone larger and more readable:
http://www.howtogeek.com/205175/how-to-make-text-larger-and-more-readable-on-iphone-or-ipad/

14.) And for those of you looking to make your iPad more usable:
http://home.bt.com/tech-gadgets/phones-tablets/partially-sighted-make-your-ipad-easier-to-use-11363942894576

15.) Best Jobs in Health Care For 2015. 8 Great Part-Time Jobs for Retirees:
http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2014/12/17/best-health-care-jobs-new-year/

16.) And another resource to help you become more familiar with your i-device:
http://www.applevis.com/blog/ios-apps/35-apps-help-you-get-started-new-ios-device

17.) Then we now have a page for you to check out regarding some very informative tricks for using Siri:
http://www.siriuserguide.com/

18.) And if you are interested in wanting to learn how to send gift cards from your i-device then this next one is for you:
http://www.applevis.com/podcasts

19.) And how about this for a finale, "10 Best Foods to Help You Sleep Better at Night":
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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 "Supper at the Seaside" and here is a brief description:

Eight board members have been found dead at a posh hotel. They had all been there for an annual board meeting but! No one made it out alive an those responsible made very sure of that!

The question is: Who could have engineered such a heinous crime and why?

What could have driven anyone to do this? Could this have been an inside job?

Was it Matt McFaddon?
He had lost his life's savings.
Could not pay for his wife's cancer treatment.
She had passed on.

Was it Timothy Shoemaker?
He had lost all of his retirement savings.
Had been down sized.
Had been forced to find another job.
Had huge debts to pay.

Was it Erin Hennessee?
Was a single mom.
Had to close down her business because she lost her investments.
Had to mortgage her home.
Could not afford to send her kids to college.
Was forced to borrow heavily to stay afloat.

Was it Marianne Litzky?
Had lost all of her investments.
Her husband had recently passed on.
She had medical bills to pay for him.
Had kids to look after.
A single mom who had lost her home due to delinquent mortgage payments.

Deception, treachery, and desperation all combine to make this mystery into a true life drama!

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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 go to:
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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:
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If you would like to learn more about Author Donna Jodhan through her editorials and more please visit:
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To learn more about what Donna does through the activities of her company please visit:
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/newsletter.html

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.
Editorials on creating an accessible workplace.
Technology related articles each Wednesday and Thursday.
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm

You can follow Author Donna Jodhan on Twitter @author_jodhan or @accessibleworld. You can also chat with her on Skype @habsfan0526.

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


Section: Some Friendly Advice From Author Donna Jodhan:

January 2015
Brain Boosters

I know that many authors often suffer from writer's block and this is not unusual and one should not really panic when this occurs. What I find works for me is something I call brain boosters.

I have been using brain boosters for several years now and brain boosters can come in several forms. Here are some examples. The words or melody of a song. The smell of a sweet scented rose. The color of one of your favorite objects. The taste of one of your favorite dishes. You see, it all has to do with the use of your senses and trust me when I say that it does indeed help.

So try this one out, and happy writing with brain boosters!

Donna J. Jodhan, AKA Detective DJ


Section: News Flash From Author Donna Jodhan:

Author Donna Jodhan would like to congratulate the recent winner of the ACB Online Auction that was held on December 7, 2014. The winner; Leslie Thom, won a free six-month All Access Pass to the Author Donna Jodhan Subscription Library of audio mysteries. We congratulate Leslie!
 
If you would like to listen to some of author Donna Jodhan's easy going comments and opinions on how she celebrates the holiday season then you can go to: http://bit.ly/1sBhPan and there you can listen in on the second segment of the weekly Insights Show that airs on Accessible Media, Inc. in Toronto Canada. Author Donna appears each Tuesday on this show and wears her advocate's hat as she comments on various topics as discussed with her by Jason Vermes of Accessible Media, Inc.


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!

Please join my Campaign Against Bullying (CAB) by supporting my efforts to keep on writing and recording! "If you truly care then you will certainly dare!"

You can follow Author Donna Jodhan on Twitter @author_jodhan or @accessibleworld. You can also chat with her on Skype @habsfan0526.

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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: Closing:

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


Disclaimer: All characters, plots, and story lines written by Author Donna Jodhan are entirely fictional, and are not intended to represent any known real life occurences. Author Donna Jodhan is Detective DJ and these references may be used interchangeably.