News – September 2019 – Let’s Talk Tips, Volume 12

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This month in Let’s Talk Tips:


1.) Domino’s And The Web Are Failing The Disabled
Pizza always finds itself at the cusp of innovation. It was the first food sold online, the first food purchased with Bitcoin, and the first food delivered to space. Now it’s continuing that groundbreaking tradition, but unfortunately for pizza, this time it’s being dragged into what may become a brave new digital world for millions of disabled Americans, who are already egregiously disadvantaged online.

2.) Scientists Develop Robotic Shorts That Make It Easier to Walk and Run
Harvard University researchers have developed a new powered exosuit that can make you feel as much as a dozen pounds lighter when walking or running. Scientific American reports that the 11-pound system, which is built around a pair of flexible shorts and a motor worn on the lower back, could benefit anyone who has to cover large distances by foot, including recreational hikers, military personnel, and rescue workers.

3.) Processor Progress Is Alive And Well, The Builder Of Apple’s iPhone Chips Says
Enough with the doom and gloom about Moore’s Law. Computing progress charted by the famous 1965 observation, along with other chip improvements, will keep our digital devices humming ever faster, said Philip Wong, head of research at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp.

4.) Amazon Will Now Donate Unsold Warehouse Merchandize By Default Instead Of Trashing It
Amazon has unveiled a new program in the US and UK that will donate unwanted products from third-party Marketplace sellers instead of sending them to the garbage dump. The new program, called Fulfilled by Amazon Donations, will see hundreds of thousands of products third-party vendors were unable to sell go to US nonprofits and a series of UK charities like Barnardo’s, Newlife, and the Salvation Army.

5.) Google Lens, Augmented Reality, And The Future Of Learning
It wasn’t so long ago that many museums banned photo-taking. And smartphones and tablets were disapproved of in classrooms. But technology is winning, and the institutions of learning and discovery are embracing screens. AR, with its ability to layer digital information on top of real-world objects, makes that learning more engaging.


1.) Best Weight Loss: This One Trick Can Help You Burn Belly Fat Fast – What Can You Do?
Weight loss is something lots of people hope to achieve but knowing how to start can be the trickiest part. However, there are some things which can be done to help slimmers start to lose weight and burn fat fast, fitness expert Ciara London told

2.) James Martin Weight Loss: Celebrity Chef Cut This One Thing From His Diet To Shed 6st
Slimmers who achieve impressive weight loss goals may use social media to show off their transformations. One woman followed a specific diet and exercise plan to shed 4st 2lb, what did she do?

3.) How Sophie Turner Stays In Amazing Bikini-Body Shape: Her Diet And Fitness Tips
Sophie Turner lives her life like winter is never coming – which is what helps the Game of Thrones star stay bikini-ready. Though her acting jobs require her to be in tip-top shape (she also led Dark Phoenix as X-Men action hero Jean Grey), Turner says she would keep up her fitness regimen regardless.

4.) Weight Loss Diet: Ditching This One Food Can Help You Slim Down Fast – What Is It?
Weight loss is on the minds of many people and there are different ways to achieve this. Cutting a certain food group from the diet and eating a specific times could help slimmers shape up fast, fitness expert, Ciara London, told

5.) Eat This, Not That: Tips For Packing Healthier School Lunches
School lunches and after-school snacks are important parts of a child’s daily routine. With a little creativity, you can help make certain that your child’s routine is based on healthy choices.


1.) Facebook Launches Long-Awaited Privacy Tool To Clear Your Browsing History
Facebook has started rolling out a long-awaited privacy feature that will let users clear information from apps and websites they browse outside of the social network. The feature, called Off-Facebook activity, will show you a list of apps and websites that share your online activity with the social network. It also gives you the option to disconnect this browsing activity from your Facebook account now and in the future.

2.) Accessibility Standards in Email Marketing 2019-2020 by Email on Acid
In this superbly constructed whitepaper from Email on Acid they pose the question, is your brand creating email that every subscriber can read and understand? That’s where accessibility standards come in. Find out the true ROI of making email accessible and the impact it can have on your bottom line. Plus, get the latest development and design best practices for ADA-compliant emails. Why is this important? Because abiding by these standards will help ensure your message connects meaningfully with each subscriber and works with assistive technology.

3.) How Job Seekers Are Curating Their Social Media Presence [Infographic]
Have you ever gone through and deleted certain posts from your social media profiles when applying for a job? You likely should – according to research, almost 70% of recruiters check out candidates’ social media profiles when assessing their suitability for a position, and with such insights readily available, it makes sense that people who are looking to invest in you as an employee would be interested to know as much as they can.

4.) New Study Examines How Brand Engagement on Social Influences Purchase Behavior
A recent survey by The Manifest sought to glean more insight into how social media users from across the U.S. interact with brands on social platforms, and how those interactions subsequently influence their buying decisions.

5.) Hootsuite Tells Us How To Make Money on YouTube: 6 Effective Strategies
Okay, ad revenue is the most obvious way to make money on YouTube. But it’s not the only way – or, to be honest, the best way. (Spoiler: the best way to make money on YouTube is all the ways.)


1.) Small Business Cyberattacks Could Prompt The Next Recession
Cybersecurity is becoming a legitimate threat to small businesses, but are small businesses acting upon that threat?

2.) Can Missoula’s baby boomers help solve the labor shortage they created?
As the labor market tightens, western Montana’s booming population of retirees may flip the script and help fill some of the jobs that require a specific skillset and benefit from experienced practitioners.

3.) Tips for Improving Cybersecurity at Your Company
There’s no avoiding data breaches and major corporate hacking attempts any more. It’s the new normal, with multiple breaches, both large and small, happening every month. Yet, despite all this, many businesses still under-evaluate their risk of becoming a victim.

4.) Global Home Healthcare Market Outlook to 2026: $517Bn+ Opportunity Analysis by Component
The global home healthcare market size is anticipated to reach USD 517.23 billion by 2025, progressing at a CAGR of 7.8% during the forecast period. Demand for home healthcare services is rising owing to benefits such as improved patient outcome, long term care, cost efficiency, elimination of unnecessary hospitalization, and patient preferred settings.

5.) Resident Experience Officers Ensure Smooth Transitions for Seniors
The year 2030 is expected to be a demographic turning point in the United States, as the last of the Baby Boomers will turn 65 years old. Over the next decade, the number of Americans reaching retirement age will skyrocket from 51.5 million to roughly 70 million.


1.) Rallies And Events Held Around Ontario To Protest Legal Aid Cuts
Legal clinics around Ontario held co-ordinated events on July 30th 2019 to protest provincial cuts to Legal Aid Ontario. In April 2019 the Progressive Conservative government slashed nearly 30 per cent of the organization’s budget and said that it could no longer use provincial funds for refugee and immigration cases.

2.) Changes To The Canada Elections Act May Increase Accessibility Of Federal Elections
The Canada Elections Act (“Act”) governs the rules Elections Canada must follow when there is a federal election. The Act was amended by Bill C-76 in December 2018 and is now in force. The new rules will be implemented as soon as the next general election in October 2019.

3.) Ottawa Expands Air Passenger Rights As Airlines Push Back
Transport Minister Marc Garneau said he was “surprised” and “disappointed” by legal action from Canadian airlines to quash new rules to beef up compensation for passengers subjected to delayed flights and damaged luggage.

4.) Toronto Pearson Announces It Is Now Offering Aira Service, A Leading-Edge Assistive Technology, To Help Travellers With Sight Loss Navigate The Airport Independently
On July 16, 2019 Toronto Pearson announced it is now offering Aira service, a leading-edge assistive technology, to help travellers with sight loss navigate the airport independently. Using the Aira iPhone or Android mobile phone application, passengers can connect to a specially trained, human agent for navigational assistance as they journey through the airport. Toronto Pearson is the first airport in Canada to offer Aira to its passengers.

5.) Canada’s First Federal Accessibility Legislation Comes Into Force
Accessibility in Canada is about creating communities, workplaces and services that enable everyone to participate fully in society without barriers. The Government of Canada believes that all Canadians deserve the same opportunities and chances at success and is pleased to announce the coming into force of the Accessible Canada Act. Reaching this milestone demonstrates the Government’s commitment to implement this transformational legislation in a timely manner, creating more opportunities for persons with disabilities and ensuring greater access for all Canadians.


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