A review of the Air Transat Airline

A review of the Air Transat Airline

Introduction:
I was very pleasantly surprised when I traveled return to Britain by the Air
Transat airline. This was the very first time for me traveling by Air
Transat and hopefully it won’t be the last.
So how would I rate their services? With 1 being the lowest and 5 being the
highest, here are my ratings.
Service desk assistance – 5
Assistance for guests with special needs – 5
Assistance on board the aircraft – 5

Remarks :
This airline had almost everything right except for when I landed at
terminal 3 after my trip.
It appears that something fell through the cracks and at first they did not
understand that I preferred to be escorted rather than be made to sit in a
wheelchair.
My encounter to this point was very uncomfortable but the airline did make
an above the duty effort to try and understand.
Staff at both ends of my trip; At Toronto and at Gatwick were excellent.
The after trip communication was much appreciated.
About staff:
Except for the unfortunate glitch upon my return to terminal 3, Air
Transat’s staff were excellent.

My meals:
Meals for both segments of the trip were excellent.

Any suggestions?
Keep up the good work and continue to collaborate with persons with
disabilities.

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Making a shopping trip more accessible – important for Covid requirements

Hello everyone:
Each month I will be responding to a question; chosen from a pool of some of
the most commonly asked ones that I have been asked over the years and
continue to be asked.
This month, I’d like to answer the following question:
Making a shopping trip more accessible

Before you say no or turn thumbs down on these suggestions; consider these
thoughts.
You can definitely increase your revenue and reduce both your internal and
external costs and here’s how.

Take it from me! I have been an accessibility awareness consultant and
advisor since 1998 and I continue to help companies to increase their
revenues, reduce their costs, and reach hidden consumer markets!

This is the month when we all take time to plan and execute shopping trips
and it is a time when we should put some extra effort in to planning
shopping trips that accessible for our seniors and for persons with a
disability. With this in mind, I have some valueable tips to share and
hopefully it can help to increase both your customer base and your revenues.

1. Time to advertise a business to offer shopping trips for seniors and
persons with disabilities.

2. Employ and train staff in the rudiments of how to communicate with,
interact with, and cater to the needs of those as stated above.

3. Take the time to determine what seniors in your area are most wanting to
shop for.

4. Do the same determination for shoppers with special needs.

5. It may be better to split these 2 groups into separate ventures.

6. Think of offering end to end services; from pick up at home to drop off
at home.

7. Be mindful of how much time your trips will last as both seniors and
persons with special needs can only spend a certain length of time in malls
before they grow tired.

8. Be sure to include bathroom breaks and eating breaks.

This should be a good start and have fun as you engage in this.

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From the AppleVis monthly newsletter – new and noteworthy apps

Welcome to the October 2020 edition of AppleVis Unlimited, our monthly
newsletter which highlights what’s new and noteworthy
on the AppleVis website. Below, you’ll find a selection of the best content
posted to AppleVis by members of the community –
from new app entries, to app updates, to the latest news and podcasts.
We are pleased to highlight the newest apps.

1. Accessible Hangman (iOS/iPadOS, US$2.99)
Want to play Hangman with cool sound effects and 1st class accessibility?
This game is for you!
Play in English and Spanish and change the language of the words in the
game;
8 difficulty levels;
Feel your success and mistakes as your device vibrates, responding to your
gameplay;
Save your game and continue playing where you left off the last time;
Listen to cute sounds as you progress through the different levels;
Earn lives to keep playing and don’t let them fall to 0;
Fully accessible with voiceover for the blind and low vision users.

Current Version: 2.5 (October 1, 2020)
Read Accessible Hangman’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/accessible-hangman
Visit Accessible Hangman’s App Store page
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/id1528856181

2. COVID Coach (iOS/iPadOS, Free)
The world as we know it has changed and we are living in unprecedented and
uncertain times. COVID Coach is designed to help
you build resilience, manage stress, and increase your well-being during
this crisis. The app is free, secure, and helps connect you to important
resources for coping and adapting during the COVID–19 pandemic. Customized
tools are available to help you cope
with stress, stay well, stay safe, stay healthy, stay connected, and
navigate parenting, care-giving, and working from home while
social distancing, quarantined, or sheltered in place. You can track your
mood, visualize your progress, and find resources to seek
additional help and support. No account or password is required and user
data is not collected.

Current Version: 1.4 (September 28, 2020)
Read COVID Coach’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/health-and-fitness/covid-coach
Visit COVID Coach’s App Store page
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/covid-coach/id1504705038

3. GoldWave (iOS/iPadOS, Free With In-App Purchases)
Take your creativity with you or work wherever you are. GoldWave is a
professional digital audio editor you can use on-the-go. Do
everything from the simplest recording and editing to the most sophisticated
audio processing, restoration, enhancements, and
conversions. It is easy to learn and use.
Play all your favourite songs. Watch real-time visuals. Listen to the audio
while fast-forwarding or rewinding. Change the playback
speed to hear your music in a whole new way, or to learn a song by ear, or
transcribe dictation.
Record new audio. Recording audio through the device’s microphones to
capture your own music, speeches, or reports. Set a timer
to start recording at a certain day and time. Use level activated recording
to continue and pause recording automatically whenever
the signal is above or below a given level.
Edit audio with all the familiar commands. Includes Cut, Copy, Paste, Trim,
Replace, and Overwrite. GoldWave’s fast virtual editing
means you can slice, dice, and merge large audio files in seconds. Mix and
Crossfade songs together with just a few taps.
Combine audio for podcasts, radio spots, presentations, or music for dance
programs, figure skating, gymnastics, and aerobics.
Analyze audio with real-time visuals. View spectrograms, bar graphs,
waveforms, level meters, and other useful graphs. Instantly
see any audio problems during recording and playback. Isolate that high
pitch whine or low rumble by sight, making filtering much
easier. Demonstrate engineering and mathematical concepts, such as filters,
Fourier transforms, and signal processing. Analyze
human speech, bird song, whale song, engine noise, and other interesting
sounds.

Current Version: 1.0.40 (October 1, 2020)
Read GoldWave’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/music/goldwave
Visit GoldWave’s App Store page
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/id1480402403

4. Soccer Boss: Football Game (iOS/iPadOS, Free With In-App Purchases)
Take on the role of a football manager in this realistic soccer strategy
game.
You are a young, promising football manager at the start of your career. A
handful of small clubs are prepared to gamble on your
potential and make you their manager. Choose one and take it from the bottom
league all the way to European glory. Or will you ditch
them when other jobs become available at bigger and better clubs, working
your way up to managing one of the giants of European
football?
There are 750 clubs to manage across 9 European countries including England,
Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Russia, Portugal,
Turkey and the Netherlands. Each country has realistic league and cup
competitions, meaning there are 64 trophies to compete for
in total – how much silverware can you win?!

Current Version: 1.1.6 (October 19, 2020)
Read Soccer Boss: Football Game’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more
information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/soccer-boss-football-game
Visit Soccer Boss: Football Game’s App Store page
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/soccer-boss-football-game/id1527978841
See Also
Soccer Tycoon: Football Game
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/soccer-tycoon-football-game

5. Sullivan+ (iOS/iPadOS, Free)
Sullivan + is a visual-aid app provided by TUAT Inc. to enhance the
accessibility of the visually impaired and low vision users and
informs users who need visual aids about information perceived via the
smartphone camera.
[Main functions]
AI mode
Text recognition
Face recognition
Image description
Color recognition
Light brightness
Magnifier

Current Version: 1.3 (September 10, 2020)
Read Sullivan+’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/lifestyle/sullivan
Visit Sullivan+’s App Store page
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sullivan/id1475001234

All recent app entries posted to applevis can be found at:
iOS/iPadOS
https://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=ios_app_directory
Mac
https://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=mac_app_directory
Apple Watch
https://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=apple_watch_app_directory
Apple TV
https://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=apple_tv_app_directory

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Helpful tips for November – keep up with the latest scams plus more

Hello there and welcome to our monthly feature of all kinds of tips.
We at the business desk are pleased to bring you our monthly feature of a
plethora of tips that cover a wide range of topics.
All of our tips are designed to help you save time, cut down on your
research, and help you get ahead.
So go ahead and read on.
This week we bring you our monthly tips.
It’s what we do for a living! We help you to help yourself!
Enjoy!
From the business desk team at http://www.sterlingcreations.com.
Follow us on Twitter @accessibleworld

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Helpful tips for November 2020

In this issue:

General tips
Articles of the day
* how to clean and care for a smoothtop electric cooktop
* Cast Iron Skillets Making a Healthy Comeback
From the pages of Donna’s travel diary
* A review of the Eggs Frutti restaurant

*** A special appeal:
Give the gift of accessibility to disabled children and their families
today.
https://www.donnajodhan.com/donate.html

The world today is not what it was yesterday, and it will not be the same
tomorrow. We are presently living in very challenging and troubled times,
but rest assured, with our high propensity to create, innovate, and overcome
we will get through this together!

Author Donna Jodhan is committed to doing her part to ensure that persons
with disabilities, especially our kids with disabilities, are not left out
and that they are given every opportunity to be a part of our growing
virtual world.

Author Donna invites you to support one of her many ongoing initiatives by
making a small donation today. To say thank you, all supporters are granted
unlimited access to all 3 of Author Donna’s Subscription Libraries. These
include her Audio Mystery Library, her Recipe Library and her Home & Garden
Library. Review them today at:
http://www.donnajodhan.com/subscription-libraries.html.

All donations, including anonymous donations, are also acknowledged on both
the Author Donna Jodhan Supporters Page and the Author Donna Jodhan Donor
Wall for the duration of their support.

Please consider giving the gift of accessibility to disabled children and
their families today. Your support makes the difference in keeping our
children connected, healthy and part of our community.

$25.00
Your $25.00 donation will be used to create one virtual meal for a family
with disabled children. Guaranteed to create happy smiles and contented
tummies, while encouraging healthy meal preparation.

$35.00
Your $35.00 annual donation will be used to create bedtime stories for
families with disabled children. Where the heroes are kids and adults with
disabilities.

$50.00
Your $50.00 donation will be used to provide one hour of tutoring to a
family with disabled children. Topics are accessibility related and
age-specific. Accessibility tips and tricks to help keep your home happy and
healthy.

$65.00
Your $65.00 annual donation will be used to provide tips on scam and privacy
protection to families with disabled children.

$75.00
Your $75.00 annual donation will be used to provide one email support
package to a family with disabled children. The recipient of your donation
will be able to send a total of 10 emails and receive a maximum of two
responses per email directly from Donna Jodhan. All support topics are
accessibility related and are specific to both age and disability.

$100.00
Your $100.00 annual donation will be used to provide an evening of virtual
mystery games and mind bending puzzles to a family with disabled children.
Lots of fun and enjoyment for the entire family! Helps to keep the family
entertained while self-isolating at home.

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General tips
Courtesy of the research team at http://www.sterlingcreations.ca

Scams of the month:
Before giving you our scam tips of the month, here are some very valueable
tips.
You need to remember that scams come in the following formats:
As emails, as phone calls both recorded and via a live caller, and o yes!
It can even show up at your door and in your mailbox.
And now they are targeting us through texts being sent to our cell phones.

Before giving you the latest scams making the rounds; we have some do nots
to share with you.
Do not respond to emails that look strange to you.
Do not download attachments from unknown senders.
Do not share your username and password to your online banking and any other
online payments facilities with anyone.
Do not give out any banking or personal details on the phone to unknown
callers.
Do not pay any attention to threats from automated phone recordings or from
live persons with regard to your credit card or that you owe money to any
revenue agency.
Do not entertain any offers either via email or by phone from senders and
callers offering incredible service packages as they may pertain to cable
and tv services, prizes that you have won, or any sort of any type of
service package.
Do not answer the door to unknown callers.
Take extra caution to make sure that the details of your credit cards and
debit cards are fully protected when you make payments at restaurants or at
stores, pharmacies, and elsewhere.
Do not enter your password for Facebook or Twitter in response to a text
request on your cell phone.
The same if you are asked for your Apple ID.
Do not fall prey to a text message telling you that your banking details
have been compromised online.

Important scams of note for October:
1. The cottage scam!
Ccottages are advertised for rental but in truth and in fact there are no
cottages for rental.
Scammers put pictures of cottages from other websites under false ads, they
take your money, and then alas! No cottage for rental!
2. The pet scam!
Dogs are advertised on the Internet by scammers.
They are so very enticing for perspective owners and when you pay your money
up front and then go to collect your dog?
There is no dog!
3. The pay day loan scam!
Look out! These loans are 2 and 3 times more expensive than the ordinary
loan!
That is, the interest rates you need to meet.

Okay, it’s turkey time and here’s a nifty little thing for you to keep in
mind when eating turkey!
With American Thanksgiving fast approaching; just remember that a turkey
meal tends to make you feel fairly sleepy.
So just be ware of this when you sit down to eat your Thanksgiving meal!

Now that the clocks have been set back, here are 2 important tips to keep in
mind.
First, make sure that if you need to leave your house between the hours of
5:00 pm and 8:00 am, wear clothes that are light in colour so that you can
easily be spotted.
Next, always face towards oncoming traffic as you walk on the sidewalk.

Okay, you need to be careful when engaging contractors to help you with home
renovations!
Make sure you check out their credentials before hiring them!

Keep tabs on your credit card!
Make sure that they remain active as some banks are either intermittently or
inadvertently cancelling them!

Dogs and dermatitis?
Yes indeed! Dogs sure do suffer from this!

About those scary grease fires in your home?
They occur through cooking.
Do not pour water over them to put them out.
Place a pot lid on them.

Most common fires in the home at this time?
Well, it is through cooking and smoking.

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Articles of the day
Chosen by the Business Desk team

Contributed by Dan Thompson
how to clean and care for a smoothtop electric cooktop
when it comes to kitchen appliances, nothing says modern and sleek like a
beautiful new electric smoothtop ceramic or glass cooktop.
while a smooth top beats a coil element type cooktop in the style
department, it requires a different kind of proactive care to keep it
looking good while at the same time
preventing discoloration and scratching.
what not to do. with smoothtop cooktops, it’s all about prevention. if you
think of your cooktop as a delicate possession that requires your utmost
protection, you’ll be way
ahead of the game.
1. do not use cast iron or stone cookware on a smoothtop cooktop or range.
period. the bottom of these types of cookware can be rough, even gritty like
sandpaper. any
movement on that cooktop can leave permanent scratches.
2. do not drag heavy pots on the cooktop. always lift to another area of
the cooktop to reduce the risk of scratching.
3. never allow abrasive cleaners, scotch-brite sponges or metal pads near
the cooktop.
4. do not allow spills to sit. clean up such spills and boil overs quickly
when cooking
5. sugary substances, take care not to spill these on a smooth top cooktop.
a sugar substance can discolor the cooktop, leaving yellowish areas that are
impossible to remove.
clean up such spills quickly.
do not stand on top of the co
6. oktop to reach something high up or place anything
heavy on a smoothtop cooktop, even for a few minutes.
7. do not place stirring utensils on a warm cooktop while you cook. food on
these utensils can mark or burn the cooktop, leaving a mess that will
require a lot of time and
effort to clean.
8. do not place bakeware like casseroles, cookies sheets (from the oven) to
cool on a smoothtop cooktop. place these items on a counter to cool.
9. how to clean. here’s the rule: if you wouldn’t use it to clean your
eyeglasses, don’t use it on your smoothtop. always reach for a soft sponge
or cloth and a cream
cleaning solution.
commercial cream cleaners. bar keepers friend now makes a cooktop
cleaner (about $6 for a 13-ounce bottle) that gets rave reviews from
manufacturers
and smooth top owners as well. another highly recommended option is cerama
bryte cooktop cleaner (about $10 for 28 ounces).
10. homemade cream cleaner. make a paste of 50/50 baking soda and blue dawn
dishwashing liquid. stir until smooth. using a sponge to work this cream in
circles over the
entire cooktop. when you’re done, rinse with a wet towel followed by a
microfiber cloth to polish the glass surface.
11/homemade heavy-duty smoothtop cleaner. this is for tough spots and any
stuck on food that spilled while cooking. combine one cup water and one cup
white vinegar in a spray bottle. add 10 drops of lemon essential oil. shake
well.
once the cooktop has cooled, sprinkle baking soda directly on the tough
spots.
spray the baking soda with the vinegar mixture. wait until the baking soda
stops fizzing and wipe clean with a very soft cloth or sponge, using the
texture of the powder to
scour off the grease. this will not scratch the surface. repeat as needed
until you’ve taken care of any tough spots.
12. remove discoloration. the natural oils and acids in food cooked on the
stovetop can leave behind dark or light stains on the surface. restoring
discoloration from a
ceramic cooktop involves proper cleaning.
follow these steps
to get your cooktop back to looking new.
a. apply a cream ceramic cooktop cleaner (see above)
b. once the area cools. rub using a soft scrubbing pad made for this
purpose (the cerama bryte ceramic cooktop cleaner kit comes with 5 cleaning
pads), rubbing deep into the
stain. the
abrasive nature of a scrubbing pad that has been designed specifically for a
glass cooktop helps release the stain to remove stubborn discoloration.
c. wipe the area with a wet paper towel or microfiber cloth.
13. remove scratches. it’s best to never allow your cooktop to get
scratched. still, if you have scratches that are visible and visually
annoying, you may be ready to bring
out the big guns. an automotive scratch remover (you won’t find anything
better than meguiar’s ultimate compound) is designed to remove scratches and
leave a clear-coat,
glasslike finish. apply the automotive scratch removing
compound with a soft cloth, and buff the scratch gently. allow the scratch
remover to dry, and then wipe off the compound with a dry cloth.
by mary hunt on 01/21/16

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Contributed by Dan thompson
Cast Iron Skillets Making a Healthy Comeback
Cast Iron Skillets Making a Healthy Comeback
By Mary Hunt
I must have been all of 8-years old the day I decided to surprise my mother
by cleaning her old black cast iron skillet. It embarrassed me that over the
years it had become so gross. Apparently, she’d fried just a few too many
eggs and browned too many Sunday roasts in it without restoring it back to
its
clean, “shiny-ness” with a copper bottom—like the rest of our pots and pans.
I started with household cleanser and steel wool. I scrubbed on a single
spot for what seemed like hours. I couldn’t break through that burned on
“crust” to
save my soul. Finally, I just gave up.
What I wouldn’t realize until years later was that I was working on a fine
piece of cast iron—a skillet on which I’m sure I managed to un-do years of
coveted “seasoning” that makes a cast iron skillet virtually nonstick.
In the years since then I’ve had quite a relationship with cast iron— from
all-out hate, moving into tolerance and finally to true love. And I’m not
the
only one. Cast iron skillets are making a big comeback among home cooks.Many
people shy away from cast iron because of the weight. Surprisingly, they
find
the muscles to handle the load once they realize how well cast iron conducts
heat and goes from stovetop to oven with no problem.
Cast iron skillets never buckle, you don’t have to worry about the finish
being scraped off; cast iron is virtually indestructible, lasting for
generations—
even at the hand of an 8-year-old wielding cleanser, steel wool and sharp
scraping implements.
And did I mention the health benefits? Food cooked in cast iron is fortified
with iron—up to 20 times more iron than when cooked in a steel or aluminum
vessel. When you cook in cast iron you use less oil. Cast iron is a
chemical-free alternative to nonstick pans.
Whether you are lucky enough to inherit or find a cast iron skillet at a
yard sale, or decide to buy it new, the first thing you need to do is to
season it—make it
nonstick
(some new cast iron skillets come pre-seasoned).
Seasoning a cast iron pan is easy. Rub it down with a thin coat of flax seed
oil (inside and out if it’s the first seasoning) and bake it in a 350 F oven
for
an hour.
This produces the first “non-stick” layer. The skillet is now seasoned.
Seasoning can be done as many times as necessary throughout the skillet’s
life,
which is pretty much eternal. A cast iron skillet can never have too many
layers of seasoning. My skillet must have 1,000 layers of seasoning by now.
More
will never be enough. After use, never wash a seasoned cast iron skillet
with soap. Simply scrub it with a stiff brush or the Ringer and hot water,
then dry
it completely.
If you’re in the market for a cast iron skillet, but don’t have time for
yard sales or flea markets, you can find them at kitchen stores and discount
department stores. Keep in mind that manufacturers of smooth top electric
cooktops warn that cast iron can damage the surface of the stove. You can
use cast
iron safely on these
beautiful cooktops as long as you are careful to never drag the pan against
the surface.
1. The New Cast Iron Skillet Cook Book: 150 Fresh Ideas for America’s
Favorite Pan, by Ellen Brown. Oh my, how many ways can I thank Ellen Brown
for writing
this thorough, beautiful book. It is a cookbook, but it’s more than that. It
is a how-to book for every possible question and instruction for how to own,
maintain and cook in cast iron. It is an art, and a lovely activity, too. My
cast iron skillet is 40 years old.
I bought it at Gemco in Southern California (anyone remember that?). It was
part of a set and a cheap set at that. It is the only piece that survived my
brutality and abuse. Thanks to Ellen, my skillet is totally restored. I’ve
followed her precise instructions and could not be happier. I am pretty sure
I’ve
now built up 1,000
layers of seasoning. It glistens, it is so beautiful. And oh, the recipes in
this book! It is also a beauty. $12.
2. Flax Seed Oil. Cast iron, in order to be useful and by that I mean your
favorite cooking vessel of all time, must be continuously seasoned. With
oil. And
not just any oil. According to our expert Ellen, flax seed oil is the oil of
choice and for many reasons. You want to be careful to use only food-grade
flax
seed oil. This certified
organic, cold-pressed and unrefined flax seed oil will last for many years.
That’s how little is required to get the job done. $13.
3. Natural Bristle Brush. The thing that stymies most people when itcomes to
maintaining and using cast iron is having to clean the thing. It’s so easy,
but you need the right tool. And this is one option. Ellen Brown will teach
you exactly how to use it, too. $12.
4. Ringer. Back to cleaning cast iron. A natural bristle brush works well,
but so
does this stainless steel tool called a “Ringer.” Love this thing! I just
wad it up like a piece of chainmail fabric and go to work on anything stuck
on my
cast iron. It doesn’t scratch or remove the seasoning. $16.
5. Utopia Cast Iron Skillet. Why bother learning about the benefits of cast
iron without owning a lovely piece of cast iron cookware? This 12-inch
skillet is
ideal
and a valuable addition to any kitchen. $29
By the way, while I could never come up with only one favorite thing I make
in my cast iron skillet, I will tell you that the Potato Pancakes on pages
62-63
would
certainly be in the running. These beautiful pancakes are wonderful
especially when served with sour cream and applesauce.
And now I am officially hungry.
www.everydaycheapskate.com

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From the pages of Donna’s diary
A review of the Eggs Frutti restaurant

At the end of February 2017 I dined with my friends Char and Jennifer at a
wonderful restaurant in Montreal where we had a sumptuous and delicious
breakfast.
This was the Eggs Frutti restaurant.

So how would I rate their services? With 1 being the lowest and 5 being the
highest, here are my ratings.

Service desk assistance – 5
Assistance for guests with special needs – 5
Assistance at restaurant – 5

Access to the restaurant was extremely user friendly for a vision impaired
person and navigating among the tables was not very difficult.

The waitress went out of her way to ensure that I knew what was on the menu
and her manner was friendly and very accommodating.
So you can see that I was thoroughly satisfied. Both with the customer
service and with the food!
I had the eggs Bennie and it was probably the best eggs bennie that I have
ever had!
A huge plate of eggs bennie garnished with fresh fruit, hash browns, and I
added 2 large mugs of hot chocolate to my sumptuous breakfast.

Any suggestions?
Maybe there could be a wee bit more space between tables and how about
making the restaurant a big bigger if possible?

So in case you would like to check out this restaurant they are located at:
Eggs Frutti restaurant
Breakfast & Brunch
6710 rue St Jacques W
Montreal, QC H3C 0E9
Sud-Ouest
https://www.yelp.ca/biz/eggs-frutti-montr%C3%A9al-2

On my next visit to Montreal I’ll be looking forward to my next visit to
Eggs Frutti restaurant.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan enjoying my travels.

To learn more about me, visit
http://www.donnajodhan.com

On your next trip you could enrich your down time with some of my audio
mysteries. Take them with you wherever you go!
In the car, on the plane, on the bus or train, at the beach, anywhere!
Affordable, portable, (computer or i device) and you could either purchase
or Subscribe for unlimited access to my library at
www.donnajodhan.com/store.html
and you can now take advantage of our free downloads here.

If you enjoy podcasts then check out my weekly one called take another 5!
From recipes to apps, and from mystery moment to tips for entrepreneur and
scam alerts!
Available for download at http://www.donnajodhan.com/takeanother5.html

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A review of the Windermere Manour – friendly but not very accessible

A review of the Windermere Manour

Introduction:
I have had the pleasure of staying at this very welcoming manor twice; In
2014 and then again in 2019.
For whereas there were a lot of great features, some things needed to be
improved.
On the whole, I enjoyed my two visits and the Windermere manor signified
true British hospitality for me.

So how would I rate their services? With 1 being the lowest and 5 being the
highest, here are my ratings.
Service desk assistance – 5
Assistance for guests with special needs – 5
Assistance at restaurant – 4.5

Remarks :
Access to the restaurant was extremely user friendly for a vision impaired
person and navigating among the tables was not very difficult.
There was enough space for everyone to navigate comfortably and easily.

About hotel staff:
Hotel staff were very helpful and often went beyond the call of duty.

My meals:
Meals were sumptuous, delicious, and choices were quite varied.

Any suggestions?
I am not sure how this could be accomplished but despite the rooms being
very warm and comfortable, access to them were somewhat awkward as there
were too many stairs to climb and at times there did not appear to be any
sort of logic in the layout.
I would say that this detracted from my overall visits.

Contact info:
Windermere Manor
Tel ; 015394 45801
Web ;
www.windermeremanorhotel.com

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How to make a train trip more accessible – looking past Covid

Hello everyone:
Each month I will be responding to a question; chosen from a pool of some of
the most commonly asked ones that I have been asked over the years and
continue to be asked.
This month, I’d like to answer the following question:
How to Make a train trip more accessible
Looking forward to when Covid is gone!
By Donna J. Jodhan

Before you say no or turn thumbs down on these suggestions; consider these
thoughts.
You can definitely increase your revenue and reduce both your internal and
external costs and here’s how.

Take it from me! I have been an accessibility awareness consultant and
advisor since 1998 and I continue to help companies to increase their
revenues, reduce their costs, and reach hidden consumer markets!

With a rapidly increasing aging population, all companies need to find ways
to accommodate the needs of seniors and those with a disability. There is
no getting away from it and we have a few pointers to help you make your
train trips more accessible and enjoyable.

1. Start at the beginning and make sure that it is easy for consumers to
make their trip arrangements. Be it online or by phone.

2. Make sure that your staff is well trained when it comes to being aware of
the needs and requirements of seniors and those with a disability.

3. Provide staff and services at the station to ensure that your consumers
are comfortable when it comes to knowing where to go in order to meet their
trains.

4. Ensure that staff is there to assist your consumers to board trains and
to find their seats with little difficulty.

5. Ensure that at the other end of the train trip you provide staff to
assist your consumers to find their way out of the station.

We hope that this helps to get you started.

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The latest from the AppleVis news for September

Welcome to the September 2020 edition of AppleVis Unlimited, our monthly
newsletter which highlights what’s new and noteworthy
on the AppleVis website. Below, you’ll find a selection of the best content
posted to AppleVis by members of the community –
from new app entries, to app updates, to the latest news and podcasts.
We are pleased to highlight the newest apps.

1. Accessible 2048 (iOS/iPadOS, US$0.99)
The goal of this game is to combine numbers together until you reach a tile
with the number 2048. Can you do it?
Sound effects to enhance your gaming experience;
Fully accessible with voiceover, with larger tiles for low vision users;
Fully compatible with your iPhone and iPad;
Win and share with your friends!

Current Version: 1.6 (September 16, 2020)
Read Accessible 2048’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/accessible-2048
Visit Accessible 2048’s App Store page
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/id1530728911

2. Fantasy News by FantasyPros (iOS/iPadOS, Free)
Stay ahead of the competition on your iPhone and iPad with the latest
fantasy sports news and rumors from the NFL, MLB and NBA
with the FantasyPros Fantasy News app.
Follow players and enable notifications to get customized news and alerts.
Be the first in your fantasy league to react to player
injuries or snag gems off the waiver wire.

Current Version: 2.4.3 (September 17, 2020)
Read Fantasy News by FantasyPros’ AppleVis App Directory entry for more
information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/sports-activities/fantasy-news-fantasypros
Visit Fantasy News by FantasyPros’ App Store page
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/fantasy-news-by-fantasypros/id967102422

3. GameDay Pro Football Radio (iOS/iPadOS, US$1.99)
Number 1 NFL GameDay Mobile Radio
***** No Subscription!
***** The best app for NFL games!
***** The only app that has all 32 direct radio feeds.
***** Delivers the best NFL radio at a fraction of the price.
Live play by play and scores. GameDay Pro Football Radio is connected to all
32 NFL teams(see below)! Listen to your favorite
teams in the NFL during game time while you are on the road, at your kids
little league game, in a meeting, in church, or anytime you
can’t be near a tv or at the game. Chat with other fans who are also
connected and listening.
When it’s not Sunday, MNF, or TNF listen to your local sports radio stations
to stay connected to your home team and catch up on the
news and stats. Get an app that looks good and just works great!
All home team and away team announcers available for every game. Don’t
settle for anything less with other apps that pretend to
stream every game.

Current Version: 4.0 (September 24, 2017)
Read GameDay Pro Football Radio’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more
information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/sports-activities/gameday-pro-football-radio
Visit GameDay Pro Football Radio’s App Store page
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/gameday-pro-football-radio/id928579927

4. NHS COVID–19 (iOS/iPadOS, Free)
The new NHS COVID–19 app is the Official NHS contact tracing app for England
and Wales.
It is the fastest way of knowing when you’re at risk from Coronavirus. The
quicker you know, the quicker you can alert your loved
ones, and your community.
The more of us that use it, the better we can control coronavirus.
The app runs on proven software developed by Apple and Google, designed so
that nobody will know who or where you are. And you
can delete your data, or the app, at any time.
It has a number of features:
Trace: Find out when you’ve been near other app users who have tested
positive for coronavirus
Alert: Lets you know the level of coronavirus risk in your postcode
district.
Check-in: Get alerted if you have visited a venue where you may have come
into contact with coronavirus, using a simple QR
code scanner. No more form filling.
Symptoms: Check if you have coronavirus symptoms and see if you need to
order a test.
Test: Helps you order a test if you need to.
Isolate: Keep track of your self-isolation countdown and access relevant
advice.

Current Version: 3.6.1 (September 25, 2020)
Read NHS COVID–19’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/medical/nhs-covid-19
Visit NHS COVID–19’s App Store page
https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-covid-19/id1520427663

All recent app entries posted to applevis can be found at:
iOS/iPadOS
https://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=ios_app_directory
Mac
https://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=mac_app_directory
Apple Watch
https://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=apple_watch_app_directory
Apple TV
https://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=apple_tv_app_directory

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Helpful tips for October 2020 – useful tips for all ages

Hello there and welcome to our monthly feature of all kinds of tips.
We at the business desk are pleased to bring you our monthly feature of a
plethora of tips that cover a wide range of topics.
All of our tips are designed to help you save time, cut down on your
research, and help you get ahead.
So go ahead and read on.
This week we bring you our monthly tips.
It’s what we do for a living! We help you to help yourself!
Enjoy!
From the business desk team at http://www.sterlingcreations.com.
Follow us on Twitter @accessibleworld

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Helpful tips for October 2020

In this issue:

General tips
Articles of the day
* Three Generic Cleaners Same as Brand Names but
Way Cheaper
* Cheap, Money-Saving Winterizing Moves Worth the Hassle

From the pages of Donna’s travel diary
* A checklist to let others know

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General tips
Courtesy of the research team at http://www.sterlingcreations.ca

Scams of the month:
Before giving you our scam tips of the month, here are some very valueable
tips.
You need to remember that scams come in the following formats:
As emails, as phone calls both recorded and via a live caller, and o yes!
It can even show up at your door and in your mailbox.
And now they are targeting us through texts being sent to our cell phones.

Before giving you the latest scams making the rounds; we have some do nots
to share with you.
Do not respond to emails that look strange to you.
Do not download attachments from unknown senders.
Do not share your username and password to your online banking and any other
online payments facilities with anyone.
Do not give out any banking or personal details on the phone to unknown
callers.
Do not pay any attention to threats from automated phone recordings or from
live persons with regard to your credit card or that you owe money to any
revenue agency.
Do not entertain any offers either via email or by phone from senders and
callers offering incredible service packages as they may pertain to cable
and tv services, prizes that you have won, or any sort of any type of
service package.
Do not answer the door to unknown callers.
Take extra caution to make sure that the details of your credit cards and
debit cards are fully protected when you make payments at restaurants or at
stores, pharmacies, and elsewhere.
Do not enter your password for Facebook or Twitter in response to a text
request on your cell phone.
The same if you are asked for your Apple ID.
Do not fall prey to a text message telling you that your banking details
have been compromised online.

For our Canadian readers!
Be ware of a phishing email supposedly from RBC telling you that changes are
coming to your business account and asking you to download the attached
file.
Please, delete this!

A strange call from someone speaking a Chinese dialect!
Just hang up on this recording.

This info comes from a study that was done through an American university:
It says that those who refuse to wear masks share the following traits.
They do not have any empathy for anyone.
They are hostile.
They are risk takers.
They are pathalogical liars.

Here is one for the books:
Apparently, those who paint homes and houses for a living should be aware
that they could be affected from by working with paint.
Specifically, their teeth.

What you need to know about the differences between bees and wasps!
Bees buzz when approaching.
Wasps do not.
Wasps die after their first sting.
Wasps also dislike intensely the smell of cloves.
So place a bowl of cloves on the table on our outdoor patio.

A list of some important Pandemic supplies to stock up on!
Masks,
hand sanitizers,
hand wipes,
wet wipes for your counters and dressers,
All purpose cleaning sprays,
Anticeptic sprays.

Some pandemic tips!
Social distance,
avoid crowds,
Wash hands regularly when going out and coming in,
wear masks when going out.

A good home made spray?
2 parts water,
1 part pine sol,
1 part bleach.

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Articles of the day
Chosen by the Business Desk team

Three Generic Cleaners Same as Brand Names but
Way Cheaper

By Mary Hunt

Most people are well familiar with the term “generic” when it comes to
drugs, a term referring to any drug marketed under its chemical name without
all the fancy packaging and advertising. We know that by law, for a
medication to be labeled as “generic” for a name branded prescription, it
must be chemically identical to its branded cousin.

Today I want to offer you cheap generic alternatives for these three popular
cleaning products-Bar Keepers Friend, Super Washing Soda and
OxiClean.

BAR KEEPERS FRIEND. It’s been years since I learned about oxalic acid.
Sounds scary doesn’t it? Like something in the chemistry lab that could blow
any second. Relax. It’s not what you might think. In fact, if you look on
the back of a can of one of my favorite cleaners, Bar Keepers Friend, you’ll
read: Contains oxalic acid.

That miraculous product that costs about $5.50 for a 12-ounce can is nothing
more than generic oxalic acid. Are you familiar with Zud, another household
and garage cleaner? It too contains oxalic acid.

The minute I learned this generic fact, I went online and ordered a 5-pound
bag of oxalic acid for about $15 (price varies) and marked Bar Keepers
Friend off my shopping list forever. I keep my oxalic acid in a well-marked
little bucket that has a
tight-fitting lid. I use a pint-size mason jar with holes poked in the lid
as a dispenser. What an amazing and versatile cleaner.

ARM & HAMMER SUPER WASHING SODA. One of the ingredients in our
homemade detergent for both standard and HE washers

Super Washing Soda is not easy to find. And when you can find it, it’s
pricey-$5.50 for a 55-oz. box is typical. You can stop looking for it. Super
Washing Soda is a brand name for sodium carbonate (NOT to be confused with
sodium bicarbonate, which is baking soda).
But hang on, it’s gets even more confusing: Sodium carbonate goes by another
name as well: soda ash. It’s annoying that it has two generic names until
you discover when purchased as soda ash, it is much cheaper. Soda ash is
used in swimming pools to keep the pH balance in check. It comes in
quantities from one to hundreds of pounds. It looks, smells and feels just
like Super Washing Soda
because (ready?) it’s the same thing! Look for soda ash as you get ready to
make our homemade laundry detergent, which is fabulous and costs only about
a nickel per load to make.

OXICLEAN. Made popular by its late-night infomercials, basic Oxi-Clean is a
not a laundry detergent but rather a non-chlorine bleach. It releases oxygen
to remove stains, which is evident by the bubbles it makes as the white
powder hits the water.

The active ingredient in OxiClean is a generic white powder substance called
sodium percarbonate. Generic sodium percarbonate is not diluted,
unlike OxiClean, which is only about half sodium percarbonate with balance
filled in with soda ash (see above) and inert fillers.

Since sodium percarbonate is highly concentrated, where you would use 1/2
cup of OxiClean in your laundry, you would substitute with only 2
tablespoons of its generic, sodium percarbonate.

Sodium percarbonate is really cool stuff. It is a highly concentrated powder
that releases hydrogen peroxide. It is easy to use for cleaning, stain
removal, and laundry. Mixing it with water activates it. Sodium percarbonate
has a long shelf life as long as it remains dry.

Sodium percarbonate is best when used with HOT water-such as mixed into the
cleaning solution in a carpet cleaning machine. It is great for cleaning and
disinfecting things like the cat box, the birdbath, bedpans. Mix sodium
percarbonate in hot water, fill your (empty) cat box or birdbath or bedpan,
and give it time to soak. Just like hydrogen peroxide, sodium percarbonate
needs to have time to do its work. Two tablespoons is enough to clean a
whole cat box (filled with
water), or a whole birdbath (filled with water). Just make sure you use hot
water.

Mix sodium percarbonate into a thick paste to use on light colored tile
grout. Let it sit and it will bleach out any stains.

If you think of sodium percarbonate as an alternative form of hydrogen
peroxide, that pretty much covers it. It can be used for most of what
hydrogen peroxide is used for, bearing in mind it is a very concentrated
powder.

the only precaution I would give you is that you may be tempted to use too
much sodium percarbonate. It’s easy to sprinkle some on a stain and scrub it
in, when a much less concentrated form would likely do the trick. Go easy
and you’ll be happy with the results.

Bonus: Sodium percarbonate the product you want handy if you need to remove
the orange mystery stains left by avobenzone, which is the active ingredient
in nearly every sunscreen product. Just make sure you treat that stain
before it goes into the clothes dryer, which will set it for all eternity.

All three generics-five pound bag of oxalic acid,

soda ash

and sodium percarbonate-

are available for purchase. Click on the linked words to order them online.
Or if available in your area, check your local pool supply and janitorial
supply stores.

Mary Hunt’s Everyday Cheapskate blog

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Cheap, Money-Saving Winterizing Moves Worth the Hassle
http://lifehacker.com/5390242/cheap-money-saving-winterizing-moves-worth-the-hassle
That aisle at Home Depot with all the winterizing gear? It’s jam-packed with
overly-expensive stuff that might not do your home any good. Here’s a few
relatively cheap and easy moves you can make to cut
your heating bills.
Lock down your windows
In every home, there’s a trade-off between visibility and insulation
happening around each window. If you’re stuck in an apartment with windows
older than your parents, we’ll suggest a few options,
depending on what you’re hoping for in looks and permanence.
The quickest, cheapest, yet still effective solution for windows you don’t
need to look beautiful is a
bubblewrap application, as detailed by Build It Solar
.
http://www.builditsolar.com/Projects/Conservation/bubblewrap.htm
You’ll only need water and some tape to affix the fun-to-pop stuff to a
window, it still lets light through, and it’s surprisingly good at putting
hundreds of little pockets of air between your warm room and the cold
window surface. Thanks
ecelinesphyt
for the tip!
Affordable and Non-Permanent Winterizing for Apartments
http://lifehacker.com/5390058/affordable-and-non-permanent-winterizing-for-apartments#c16283967
You might have a hunch that your apartment will be all kinds of drafty this
winter, but you’re
You might have a hunch that your apartment will be all kinds of drafty this
winter, but you’re not in a position to start replacing insulation. A
valuable Ask MetaFilter thread offers many temporary heat fixes and
DIY draft fixes.
The question comes from a couple in Nova Scotia who spent a winter packed in
outdoor clothes in a ground floor apartment, yet still felt the chill.
They’ve pulled off the basics that a tenant can get away
with—plastic window covers, caulking, draft dodgers, and the like—but needed
a few more ideas. Some of the more novel answers are easily do-able: pick up
insulated curtains, move big furniture pieces
to outside-facing walls, and using temporary ceiling covers in rooms where
the heat truly seems to escape.
Other tactics, like installing a precise electronic thermostat, might
require some landlord approval or subsidizing, but can probably be
rationalized vis-a-vis energy savings when there’s no tenants present.
Don’t like your windows looking like they were just shipped from NewEgg?
Besides the self-sticking foam insulation you’ll find in every hardware
store (that you should never buy too thick) and weather-
sealing, packing-like tape, they recommend this particularly effective
solution:
My favorite (draft blocker) is Mortite caulking cord. Caulking cord is sorta
like that clay you played with in kindergarten that never dried. You can
peel strips of it off the roll and shmoosh it into any gaps
in your window.
Dodge the draft (under your door)
The space under a door is kind of necessary if you want to open it, but it’s
a fairly obvious way for heat to escape one room and float into unheated
areas where it isn’t necessary.
Draft dodgers are the slightly pun-ish name for cloth or insulation stoppers
that fit the space under a door, but still allow the door to open with
relative ease.
The Cool Tools blog points to a neat “Twin Draft
Stopper”
that runs about $10, is easily adjustable for most any door, and is
machine-washable, to boot.
Twin Draft Stopper | Cool Tools
http://kk.org/cooltools/twin-draft-stop-1/
Don’t dig the somewhat utilitarian look of retail draft dodgers? The Not
Martha blog has a picture-packed guide to a
fashionable DIY door draft stopper
.
http://www.notmartha.org/archives/2006/03/01/114123374401718192/
The
full Flickr set
shows how you can pack however much insulating foam you need, cut to size,
and seems to fit a bit more snugly than its commercial brethren.
drafty door | Flickr – Photo Sharing!
retesting
Below are 7 additional DIY Tips to Winterize Your Home for Cheap
Spircelink is below
http://www.wisebread.com/7-diy-tips-to-winterize-your-home-for-cheap
1. Clean Out Your Gutters
Gutters that are dammed up with leaves can result in ice dams, which can
lead to all kinds of costly outdoor repairs — damaged shingles, roof leaks,
broken gutters, etc. Additionally, if your gutters are clogged up, water
could be falling right
next to your foundation and leads to possible flooding in the basement.
Estimated Cost: Free, as long as you don’t fall off the roof and end up with
a medical bill.
2. Drain Your External Faucets
Water that is sitting in pipes that lead to outside faucets can freeze and
burst, ultimately flooding your basement and leading to possible water
damage and mold problems. Simply close off the interior faucet valves by
turning them clockwise all
the way to the right. Then go outside and make sure that every last drop has
come out of the faucet.
Estimated Cost: Free
3. Caulk
Search for drafts around windows and doors on a cold windy day. Place a
tissue paper over the suspected draft area. If the paper flutters, you’ve
probably located the draft. For drafts under doors, you may have to buy a
rubber draft stopper to
place at the bottom of the door.
Estimated Cost: $3/tube (One tube should be more than enough.)
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http://dis.criteo.com/pump/match.aspx?c=10&uid=http%3a%2f%2fdis.criteo.com%2frex%2fmatch.aspx%3fc%3d10%26uid%3d%7bnetminingID%7d
4. Repair Your Shingles
If you have cracked, missing, or otherwise damaged shingles, have them
replaced immediately so that you don’t get roof leaks. Strong winds, falling
tree limbs, and sun weathering can all lead to damaged shingles. You might
as well check
them out while you’re up on your roof cleaning out your gutters.
Estimated Cost: $1/shingle
5. You can Flush Your Hot Water Heater
Any time of the year. Read very detailed directions and view visual
directions at the link below.
How to Flush a Water Heater: 13 Steps (with Pictures)
http://www.wikihow.com/Flush-a-Water-Heater
You can
flush a hot water heater
any time of year, but you might as well throw it in with the other
maintenance work you’ll be doing since you really only need to do it about
once a year. If you don’t, sediment can build up at the bottom of your
water heater and cause it to lose efficiency or even leak.
Simply take one of your water hoses and fasten it to the water faucet at the
bottom of your water heater. Turn off the water heater so that you don’t get
burned by hot water accidentally. Run the hose outdoors, preferably, but if
you can’t do that,
then a laundry tub should be sufficient. Open the valve and let the water
drain out completely, rinsing out the sediment with it.
Estimated Cost: $0.001 for the water
6. Replace Your Furnace Filter
Furnace filters, in a clean basement, can lead to a more efficient furnace
when replaced about every six months. I usually replace mine when I first
turn on the heat and then when I switch over to air conditioning in the
summer.
Estimated Cost: $5-$15, depending on the furnace
7. Programmable Thermostat
Most programmable thermostats can be purchased for $30-$70. In a cold
climate, you might be able to save that much in a month alone if you set one
up to be cooler while you are out of the house and at night, and warmer when
you are at
home. And they are easier to install than you may think (half-hour job,
max.).
Estimated Cost: $30-70
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From the pages of Donna’s diary
A checklist to let others know

It is always a great idea to let someone know where you are going to be at
all times whenever you set foot outside your home. Some may think that this
may be unimportant but if you want to ensure that one can easily find you in
an emergency then here is a checklist.

Include info that contains your flight numbers, airline, and times of
departures and arrivals. If you are travelling by train or by bus, do the
same with regard to train and bus numbers, and travel and departure times.

If you are traveling with someone else then give info on their names as
well.
Give info on phone numbers of hotels, those of friends that you may be
seeing, and most importantly; your own cell phone number and email address
if you are going to have email access.

If you are traveling with someone else then also give their phone numbers
and email address if they are going to have access to email.

Give also details of any meetings that you may be attending. You don’t need
to give out a detailed description of your meetings. Just location and with
whom could be enough.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan enjoying my travels.

To learn more about me, visit
http://www.donnajodhan.com

On your next trip you could enrich your down time with some of my audio
mysteries. Take them with you wherever you go!
In the car, on the plane, on the bus or train, at the beach, anywhere!
Affordable, portable, (computer or i device) and you could either purchase
or Subscribe for unlimited access to my library at
www.donnajodhan.com/store.html
and you can now take advantage of our free downloads here.

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And like me on Facebook at
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A review of the Good Luck Chinese restaurant

A review of the Good luck Chinese restaurant
By Donna J. Jodhan

Introduction:
This restaurant is what I call very homely and welcoming.
It is one that I would be pleased to recommend to anyone and especially to
families.
If you’re hungry or just seeking somewhere new to eat then this is the
restaurant for you.

So how would I rate their services? With 1 being the lowest and 5 being the
highest, here are my ratings.
Service desk assistance – 4.5
Assistance for guests with special needs – 4.5
Assistance at restaurant – 4.5

Remarks :
Access to the restaurant was extremely user friendly for a vision impaired
person and navigating among the tables was not very difficult.

About restaurant staff:
Extremely welcoming and accommodating.

Eating experience:
Very pleasing and delicious.

Any suggestions?
Keep up the good work; you are trending in the right direction.

Contact info:
Located on Eglington Avenue East;
2432 Eglinton Ave E, Toronto ON M1K 2P8
416-285-1818

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Making a home more accessible – how to reach some very important clients

Hello everyone:
Each month I will be responding to a question; chosen from a pool of some of
the most commonly asked ones that I have been asked over the years and
continue to be asked.
This month, I’d like to answer the following question:
Making a home office more accessible
By Donna J. Jodhan

Before you say no or turn thumbs down on these suggestions; consider these
thoughts.
You can definitely increase your revenue and reduce both your internal and
external costs and here’s how.

Take it from me! I have been an accessibility awareness consultant and
advisor since 1998 and I continue to help companies to increase their
revenues, reduce their costs, and reach hidden consumer markets!

My tips are primarily aimed at those who are new entrepreneurs or who are
thinking of becoming entrepreneurs.

Too many folks often get caught up in just slapping a home office together
without even thinking of how to arrange things so that you do not spend too
much time looking for something or just trying to navigate through mounds of
clutter.

Here are some tips to get you started.

1. Use file folders and label them with appropriate names that mean
something to you.
2. Place them in sturdy file cabinets.
3. Place the more important file folders; your personal info in the drawer
of your working desk.
4. Carefully label these so that they mean something to you.
5. Examples of personal files could include mortgage and insurance papers,
banking papers, your wills, and so on.
6. Make your desktop as uncluttered as you can. Don’t use your desktop to
store scattered papers.
7. Dont use the surfaces of your computers to store papers.

This should be a good start for now.

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