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Author Donna Jodhan Publications - Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - Issue 9

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We open with best wishes to those with whom I (Dean Martineau) join in commemorating the anniversary of the Ascension of Baha'u'llah today.

With Apple's annual developer conference coming this week, people are beginning to express their hopes for the new operating systems. So, for your perusal, we have:

1A) My Top 10 Accessibility Wish List for iOS 8":

1B) My Top Ten Accessibility Wishes for OS X 10.10:L

1C) And, while we're at it, "My Top 10 Accessibility Wish List for Android 4.5":

2) While we're talking Android, here's a post full of games on Android which are accessible for Talkback users:

3) A mailing list related to Android use for the blind is vi-android. To join, put the word subscribe in an e-mail to:

4) Developers of the Eyes Free Android site want to know what features and information you would like to see there. Links on the page take you to the existing site content:

5) A low-vision user has developed a free magnifier app, Magnificent, for iOS:

6) Ai Squared invites you to Try the New ZoomText Beta for Windows 7, a 60-day beta version that includes support for Office 2013 and Internet Explorer 10 and 11:

7) This post is entitled "Apple and the I-Word: Accessibility As Innovation":
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8) Learn about Broadcast It, a 13-hour audio tutorial demonstrating how to use the StationPlaylist suite of broadcasting tools with JAWS, on Tek Talk for GMT Tuesday, 3 June at 00:00. Contrary to what we reported last week, the event didn't take place yet, it is on Stateside Monday 2 June, GMT Tuesday:

9A) Fedora Outlier, LLC is launching the Mac Master series, an educational program that currently costs $239.00 for the year but whose price is set to increase. Learn about it from the FAQ:

9B) They're having a "Mixer" on June 5 stateside, the time is not stated, where you can ask questions, see the first few lessons and get in before they increase the price:

10) The Spring 2014 issue of the 508XPRSS Newsletter features articles on Avoiding Section 508 Violations, Which Tool Should I Choose for PDF Content? And Methods for Mobile Input & Navigation among others:

On the audio front this week:

11A) The May edition of Freedom Scientific's FSCast unveils a logo for use in email and the web by those who have passed JAWS certification, describes Power 123, a new dynamic device switching technology on Focus Blue Braille displays, and discusses the forthcoming accessible version of Intuit's Quickbooks:

11B) Program 1422 of Eyes on Success is entitled Intersection of Usability and Accessibility:

Catching up with AppleVis:

11C) We learn about Exploring Some of the Changes and New Features Introduced in BlindSquare 2.0:

11D) Quick Tip: How to Access the Feed of Your Most Recent Items in Facebook 10.0 for iOS When Using VoiceOver:

11E) Quick Tip: How to Use Burst Mode to Take Photos on the iPhone 5S:

11F) An In-Depth Demonstration of the RiVO, a Keyboard-Like Device for iOS VoiceOver Users:

11G) Quick Tip: How to use the Emoji Keyboard on Mac OS X:

11H) And Programming with Xcode: Part 1 - Creating a New Project:

11I) Don't forget SeroTalk Podcast 200:

11J) And the SPN Special: An Audio Tour of the Seeing Eye:

And finally:

11K) BGZ brings us Tag or Mention on Facebook mobile site:

11L) And A Demo of TweetLogix for Twitter on iOS:

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. Enjoy!

1.) Okay, with spring almost over and summer on its way, I think that this next link would be extremely helpful to you when cleaning up your yard and garden.You can keep your yard and garden pest free without the use of harsh chemicals:

2.) If you are one of those who eats right, and exercises faithfully, and you want to avoid falling off the track and the downward spiral, then this next link is for you:

3.) Are you concerned about being the target of flash attacks if you are an Internet Explorer user? Well check out this link and see what you think:

4.) And here is another link for those of you who are concerned as to which passwords you should be focusing on changing regularly:

5.) This next link is for those of you who own a business and wish to keep up to date on those big and small security tips. And it doesn't matter; you can never be over prepared!

6.) Now then! This next link is for those of you looking for reliable Cloud backup and storage. If you have multiple devices and want to ensure that your files can be accessed on all of them, then this link is for you:

7.) If you are constantly looking for ways to delete yourself from various websites then this next link is for you. Give this one a try:

8.) A really great link for you to check out if you have pets and are concerned about keeping them fit and away from obesity:

9.) With Skype becoming more and more popular as a means of communication among and between friends and family, you may want to have a look at this link. It shows you how to download Skype to your computer:

10.) Okay, a perfect link for those of you looking for some really terrific iPhone tips and tricks. Here are some that you did not even know existed:

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 Canadian Clown" and here is a brief description:

Marc André Ficheau SR had been a successful businessman.
He had everything going for him but alas!
Something in his past came back to bite him and he was powerless to stop the course of events.
Tragedy, sadness, and more.
Who could have done it?
Someone in Marc André's past?
Someone with a vendetta against him?
An enemy?
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Section: From the Desk of Author Donna Jodhan:

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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.

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 2014
Using The Sense of Smell to Develop Ideas

For this month, I'd like to introduce another way for you to develop your ideas. You may find this suggestion a bit different but trust me when I tell you that it does indeed work.

This may be a good month for you to try out this suggestion as you will no doubt be experiencing the smells of both spring and summer. I use my sense of smell to help me to develop my ideas. I use various smells and fragrances to help me with my writing.

For example: The scent or smell of roses helps me to imagine scenes of rose gardens, walking in a garden on a bright spring day or vases of flowers in a dining room. The delicious smell of baking cookies helps me to formulate scenes that could take place in a kitchen, or scenes of customers in a bakery. The smell of clothes being washed in my washer can help me to develop a scene of someone folding freshly laundered clothes or a mom dressing her little ones in fresh clean garments.

You see, you can easily use your sense of smell to help you associate scenes and objects and bring them together on your mind's canvas. It is really not too difficult and you can have lots of fun and success doing it.

Happy imagining through smelling!

Donna J. Jodhan AKA Detective DJ

Section: The Mysterious World of Detective DJ:

For this month I am going to tell you how Detective DJ went about creating her team! You already know that Detective DJ and Author Donna Jodhan are one and the same and that the author used her initials to create the character Detective DJ.

The fictional team was developed strictly on a fictional basis and the characters each possess a bit of the author's own personality. We'll briefly describe the first two characters for this month and then talk about the other three characters next month.

DR Shay Harrington is a psychologist who attended school with Author Donna and her character is very similar to that of author Donna. However, DR Shay has other characteristics that make her different. She is married with twins; a boy and a girl and author Donna has a twin brother. DR Shay is quiet, a bit shy, and extremely reflective; similar to author Donna. She has a passion for traveling, ice skating, and chess but this is where her similarities to the author ends. DR Shay has another side to her! Mysterious and private and a lot of her work as a psychologist is top secret!

Chip Sanderson is the private investigator to this team and he is very similar to the author in that he loves investigative work but there is more to him than this. He is divorced with two daughters and they are the pride and joy of his life. He loves to ski, hike, and fish! He engages in wine making and loves a good social life! However, his work always comes first! He has been involved in the solving of many international high profile crimes and he is a schoolmate of the author.

Next month, you'll meet the remaining three characters of detective DJ's crime crushers team!

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Section: Help Stop The Spread of Crime Against Innocent Victims:

Are you tired of being bombarded with scenes of violence? Or are you simply sick of hearing about the world of crime? Or are you fed-up with all of the foul language being used around you and now you are just ready to pack it in and not listen anymore? Do you feel totally helpless when it comes to not being able to protect your kids from such things as bullying and abuse?

If your answer to any of the above questions is "yes" then please read on! There is something that we can all do to stop the spread of crime and there is no need for you to throw up your hands in desperation and surrender anymore! No, there is a simple solution just waiting for you to become a part of it and it has to do with how we listen and what we listen to!

The time has come to change the way we listen, and what we allow and encourage our kids to listen to. Yes! The time has come for us to use the spoken word to help change how our kids think, act, and react. It's all about using the power of the spoken word to reshape our mindset to become problem solvers through logic and fact rather than through violence and crime.

Donna Jodhan has developed a very unique and potent recipe for helping to fight crime and it all begins with exposing kids and their parents to clean listening through her audio mysteries. In short! A delicious salad bowl of simple ingredients that include warm heartedness, fiction, drama, suspense, intrigue, mystery, all combined with occurrences of daily life! Donna Jodhan's audio mysteries are filled with clean content that truly depicts the essence of true mystery as opposed to the use of distasteful language while at the same time it perpetuates enjoyment and pleasure through the use of real life conflict and drama.

For literally pennies you can purchase, sit, and enjoy and you know what? You can download these mysteries to your computer and to any of your i devices! No more having to worry about what your kids are listening to!

Help author Donna Jodhan stop the spread of crime by supporting her efforts to promote clean and healthy listening! Help her to stop the contamination of what our kids listen to and replace it with content that is positive and uplifting!

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Above all! Help our kids to grow up in a world where crime is not allowed to take up precious time!

Section: Closing:

With very best wishes for a Jolly Month of June,
Donna J. Jodhan AKA Detective DJ

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