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, June 2, 2015 - Issue 21

An Author Donna Jodhan Publication
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1) Read this article to learn about "Using a Computer with a Visual Impairment: A Beginner's Guide to Computer Accessibility:"
http://www.afb.org/info/living-with-vision-loss/using-technology/using-a-computer/123

2) Almost half a year has passed, so three erudite women gather on the Blind Bargains Cast to summarize it for us:
http://www.blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=12897

3) The new improved Trekker Breeze GPS device is available from Humanware for $750:
http://blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=12928

4) Humanware has also released KeySoft 9.5 for the Apex family of products, including streaming Internet radio, the ability to print UEB Math, Quick Notes, and Exam Mode:
http://www.humanware.ca/web/en/Newsletter/190520151427.htm

5A) Hadley has 3 NEW iFocus Instructional Videos that discuss how to navigate the Apple Watch. They can be found on Hadley's YouTube channel at:
http://www.youtube.com/hadleyschool

Meanwhile, it's time for the retrospectives, now that reviewers have had their Apple Watches for a month:

5B) First, from the NFB AT Blog:
https://nfb.org/blog/atblog/apple-watch-review-%E2%80%93-your-mileage-may-vary-edition

5C) From 9to5Mac:
http://9to5mac.com/2015/05/25/a-skeptics-apple-watch-diary-one-month/

5D) From ZDNet:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/apple-watch-its-time-will-come/

5E) And from iMore:
http://www.imore.com/apple-watch-one-month-later

Two new games are available for iOS users:

6A) Audio Rally Racing:
http://www.applevis.com/forum/os-x-mac-app-discussion/new-audiogame-audio-rally-racing-available-full-version

6B) And from the makers of DiceWorld, Premium Video Poker:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/premium-video-poker/id989641925?ls=1&mt=8

7A) The Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired offers resource pages for learning iOS:
https://www.tsbvi.edu/ios-device-resources

7B) And Mac OS:
http://www.tsbvi.edu/apple-os-resources

8) NFB Newsline has added four magazines to its service. For cooking enthusiasts, choose from AllRecipes and Diabetic Living. To keep up with breaking news on the mobile front, follow Apple Insider and Android Central:
https://nfb.org/audio-newspaper-service

9) Get two presentations during one TekTalk program, on GMT Tuesday, 2 June at 00:00. First, learn about MD Support and their indoor wayfinding app, LowVis Guide, designed for navigating around large conference venues. Then, hear what's new with Dolphin Systems:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

10A) Talking DOSBox has moved:
http://batsupport.com/unsupported/dosbox/

10B) You can join a mailing list to discuss it by sending a message to:
talking-dosbox+subscribe@googlegroups.com

11) Learn about camera apps for low vision users of Android from the latest installment to the 22Point Blog:
https://22point.wordpress.com/2015/05/23/new-blog-post-android-camera-apps-for-low-vision

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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 a resource for you if you are seeking a physical therapist in your local area. The perfect way to get started:
http://www.physicaltherapists.com/

2) Here are some physical therapy resources for you:
http://www.physicaltherapists.com/resources/

3) A perfect letter game for you to explore! Accessible Letter Soup ($0.99 USD) Play Accessible Letter Soup and have fun learning. The game hides words of several categories. Words can be found horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. You may select the size of the board and the number of words to be found. Read more at:
http://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/accessible-letter-soup

4) For those seniors who experience loss of vision Hadley offers a series of free audio recordings available on CD that provide seniors with the tips and tricks needed to continue living well with low vision. It appears these cannot be downloaded or streamed, though:
http://lowvisionfocus.org/lvf.asp

5) Calling all blind runners looking for sighted guides! United In Stride is a tool for uniting visually impaired runners and sighted guides. Both, from anywhere in the US, should register on the site, so that those wishing to run can find guides to assist:
http://unitedinstride.com/

6) Looking for ways to hide what Google may know about you? Here's "How To Download and Delete What Google Search Knows About You:"
https://www.yahoo.com/tech/heres-how-to-download-and-delete-what-google-117031199754.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 "Breakfast in the Bahamas" and here is a brief description:

Cori Hobbs, Scottie Allerie, and Dana Brisco had a tradition to vacation together twice annually. Once to the Bahamas and once to Hawaii. However on this last trip to the Bahamas, something went terribly wrong and one of these close friends did not make it back home. Why? A case of secrets revealed?

Who could have done it?
Was it Blaine Kinkade the Third? Dana's husband and Dana was suing for a divorce.
A software company hit man? Dana had been threatened by someone from the software company.
Someone who wanted their secret kept? Dana had recently uncovered a smuggling ring and they did not want her to report it.

The mystery of Dana Brisco's murder takes lots of twists and turns and the final outcome is totally unexpected. The murderer's identity is only revealed in the final moments of this enthralling mystery!

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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:
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/askanexpert.html

If you would like to learn more about Author Donna Jodhan through her editorials and more please visit:
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog

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:

June 2015
Marshalling the Memories

Whenever I am a bit stymied for material to write about, one of the first things that I do is to try and marshal my memories. More often than not, it is not that easy to marshal them in some semblance of order but there is a technique to this and here are my suggestions.

First, I try to find some quiet time and a quiet place to do it. It need not be a huge effort; just a corner or tiny place tucked away from noise and distractions. Then I start to concentrate and focus my attention on one single topic or subject. The trick of the trade is to be able to have memories that relate to each other; not those that are scattered all over the board.

It needs to be kept in mind that scattered memories often distract you from concentrating. It is always better to have memories come into your mind in some semblance of order. Not easy but it can come with practice. Give it a try and you'll see what a difference it will make when you sit down to gather materials for your next writing project. Materials are more often than not created through memories.

So just go out there and practice marshalling your memories.

Donna J. Jodhan, AKA Detective DJ


Section: News Flash From Author Donna Jodhan:

1) It's now in the books! On May 3, 2015 Author Donna Jodhan presented Bradly Larkin with an award for his Anti-Bullying Campaign. The event took place in Halifax Nova Scotia. Bradly played the character of Alex Kerchoff in Author Donna's murder mystery The Cell Phone Call. He was a young wiz kid and computer guru. This event took place on May 24, 2014.

2) Author Donna Jodhan's 3rd Season of the Crime Crusher Series is now airing on ACB Radio. Please visit www.acb.org to learn more. ACB Radio is an Internet-based radio station that broadcasts worldwide.


Section: Author Donna Jodhan's Informational Picks-of-the-Month:

1) For those of you traveling with toddlers, most, if not all airlines allow toddlers under the age of two years to travel free of charge.

2) Did you know this about your favorite hotel? When you first book they put a hefty hold charge on your credit card and this is only removed after they have charged you for your stay. So don't panic if you discover that you have been charged twice. The first charge will come off soon after your stay is over.

3) Why is it that there are so many young ones around in the bird and animal kingdoms? With a long and very cold winter just gone by, parents did not have the time to consummate their relations by mating and as a result the young ones should have been born much earlier than they are now being born!

4) Some very useful information about months of the year. From May 11th to August 11th is the period of the year when we gain the most daylight. Summer starts officially each year on June 21st.


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: Closing:

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