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, July 7, 2015 - Issue 22

An Author Donna Jodhan Publication

Hi! My name is Donna Jodhan; Author of audio mysteries, writer, blogger, and a life style specialist. I produce monthly newsletters for a wide audience and I'd like to welcome you to my newsletter for this month.

In my newsletter you will find the following:

  • Practical tips to enhance your daily life,
  • Mystery of the month,
  • From the desk of author Donna Jodhan,
  • A news flash from author Donna Jodhan,
  • Author Donna Jodhan's picks of the month.

To learn more about author Donna Jodhan and how you can access her audio mysteries visit and become a supporter of her anti bullying campaign.

Section: Practical tips to enhance your daily life:

Welcome to our varied collection of links for your reading pleasure. They are meant to help you keep up with improvements and enhancements to various products and services that are a part of your daily life.


Tips reproduced from the Flying Blind, LLC Publication

  1. If you have a vision impairment and are interested in using a computer then this article is for you.
  2. Taken from the Applevis newsletter for June 01 2015
    DoublePost - Quickly update your social networks from iPhone or Apple Watch! (Free with In-App Purchases)
    Tap, type, send! Quickly send updates to Twitter, Facebook, or both without all the hassle. Just start the app and you're ready to go! DoublePost can even format your posts automatically to best fit each service.
    Current Version: 2.2 (April 28, 2015)
    Read the AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for DoublePost and you can read more at
  3. Looking for a top notch GPS device to help you navigate those cluttered and busy streets? Then this is for you. The new improved Trekker Breeze GPS device is available from Humanware for $750:
  4. Want to learn more about how to navigate the Apple Watch? Then check this out.
  5. New games available for IOS users can be found at Audio Rally Racing:
    And from the makers of DiceWorld, Premium Video Poker:
  6. Now this! Learn about camera apps for low vision users of Android from the latest installment to the 22Point Blog:
  7. Want to learn more about apps taking advantage of voiceover? Then check out this page. Apple has launched a new App Store page to showcase apps taking advantage of VoiceOver:
  8. Here is something for those with hearing loss. We have two reviews of the TCL Pulse Vibrating Alarm, which is controlled with an accessible iOS App, and which can be most useful for those with hearing loss:
  9. Very interesting, a useful guide for college students who are blind. How Colleges Help Visually Impaired Students Succeed:

Section: Mystery of the month:

This month, I'd like to whet your appetite with a brief description of one of my episodes of my audio mysteries that I have chosen for you.

This one is called "The Riverfront Reunion" and here is a brief description.

He was arrogant but successful. He took what he wanted and did not care who he hurt in so doing. He was ruthless and hateful. Yet on this night he was being honoured for his good deeds but someone had the last say! Brutus Pascuas never knew what hit him! The murderer almost got away with murder!

Who could have done it?

Was it Kim Goodman? She had wanted revenge because Brutus had raped her at university.

Was it Aden Looge? He had wanted payback because Brutus had sent his business into bankruptcy.

Was it Milos Mangas? He too had wanted payback because Brutus had robbed him of a football scholarship.

This mystery is filled with twists and turns. The murderer waits and pounces when they see a chance to do Brutus in. One person's mistake leads to another person's deed.

You can purchase this audio mystery for the very affordable price of $.99 U.S. Each of my audio mysteries costs $.99 U.S and you can purchase an entire season of 13 mysteries for the very low price of $9.99 U.S.

Visit today to purchase your very own copies.

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:

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

If you would like to learn more about Author Donna Jodhan through her editorials and more please visit:

To learn more about what Donna does through the activities of her company please visit:

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.
Technology related articles each Wednesday and Thursday.

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: A news flash from Author Donna Jodhan:

On September 19 2015, author Donna Jodhan will be teaming up with Alex Fabricious, a well known Toronto based self defense instructor, to present a workshop at the CNIB's location on 1929 Bayview Ave in Toronto.

Alexis's workshop will consist of two parts. Part one will consist of Alexis talking about the need to develop soft and hard skills to combat against bullying and part two will be a live demo including participants from the audience.

Author Donna thanks Alexis Fabricious and the CNIB for their participation in this joint venture as it is all part of her campaign against bullying (CAB).

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

Okay, which things are they saying that you should not have before bedtime?
Well! Alcohol, Grapefruit, and Ice-cream!

Here are some useful hints for the next time you go to buy some new suitcases:
If you want to avoid mix-ups with suitcases the next time you travel, then this is important to keep in mind.
The most popular colors are black, blue, and red; all in that order.
Bright colors are usually easier to spot; yellow, purple, pink, and so on.
More people are attaching ribbons to their luggage so that may not be such a great idea.
You may want to have your initials on your suitcase in large bold colors.

What's this about honey bees?
They only live for a period of no more than six weeks.

About jade?
This is one of the most solid stones!

About your sleep apnea machine:
You should change your mask annually.
You can tell if it is leaking by the amount of water your humidifier uses every night.

What is sleep apnea?
This occurs when you have difficulty sleeping but most people are unaware of this condition.
Your snoring is loud, you have difficulty breathing while being asleep, and sleep apnea can lead to heart attacks and strokes.
Finally, sleep apnea can affect your blood pressure in a positive way. That is, it can help to bring your blood pressure down.

About Tea Tree oil?
This particular oil can be used to treat bruises, scrapes, scars, and pimples. There is much more to this oil than meets the eye so to speak!
It originates out of Australia.
Its color ranges from a pale yellow to almost colorless.

Having difficulty getting the wrinkles out of your clothes at the last minute?
Well, there is a solution for this! Place clothes on a hanger and then hang it in your bathroom.
Next turn on the hot water and presto! The steam from the hot water will steam your clothes.
You can also do this while having a shower.

Tired of those bothersome squirrels digging up and eating your precious flowers?
Well then: Try putting hen manure in your plant pots and around your plants.
You can buy this at your friendly plant nursery.

Okay now, here are some very useful tips for making various sprays that will help you to rid your garden of bugs and pests.

How to Make Organic Pepper Spray for Plants

How to Make Homemade Organic Bug Spray for Plants

How to Make Garlic Spray

You can follow Author Donna Jodhan on Twitter @author_jodhan or @accessibleworld
Or chat with her on Skype @habsfan0526.
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With very best wishes for a joyful month of July,
Donna J. Jodhan AKA Detective DJ