A review of the FEDEX outlet – great work

A review of the Fedex outlet
By Donna J. Jodhan

Introduction:
The Covid choke hold has made it a must for me to visit this outlet and I am
just so happy and excited that I have been able to discover this facility.
So many people are making use of Fedex during these trying times.

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 customers with special needs – 5

Remarks :
This particular facility is extremely accessible and staff are helpful,
warm, and welcoming.

Any suggestions?
This facility is a prime example of excellent customer service and I can
only say keep up the great work!
We need more facilities like this one.

To learn more about me as a sight loss coach visit www.donnajodhan.com

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Making a concert hall more accessible – after the pandemic

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 concert hall 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!

Let’s make our concert halls safer and more accessible; social distancing
and masking!
Encouraging concert goers to take their vaccines!

For the most part, many concert halls are accessible when it comes to
accommodating the needs of concert goers with special needs. However, there
are things that can be improved and more concert halls that need to take
accessibility into consideration.

Granted, many concert halls may not be able to do anything when it comes to
reconstruction of seating because of either a physical or financial reason
but there are what we call work around solutions. Let’s look at some of
these.

In general, there should be enough room between rows and seats to
accommodate such things as wheelchairs, walkers, or persons using canes.
Enough room so that persons who use said devices are able to comfortably
walk among and between rows and seats.

There needs to be a way for persons with special needs to be able to
independently negotiate steps and stairs and this could be done through the
construction of ramps and elevators that are outfitted with buttons that are
labelled with braille and large print. In addition, there should be voice
indicators to let people know which floors the elevator is stopping at and
in which direction the elevator is traveling; going up or going down.

The lights on the elevators should be easy to see and distinguish, and
elevators should be large enough to accommodate wheelchairs.

Concert hall owners should be able to accommodate these requirements and if
not then they will need to think of finding other alternatives to ensuring
that concert goers can access their seats; maybe special designated areas?

Hopefully these tips can help to make one’s concert hall more accessible.

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Welcome to the Apple Vis August online newsletter

From the AppleVis August newsletter
Welcome to the August 2021 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 content posted to AppleVis by
members of the community – from new app entries, to app updates, to the
latest news and podcasts.
View in browser
https://www.applevis.com/newsletter/applevis-unlimited-whats-new-and-noteworthy-august-2021

…. New and Noteworthy App Entries

1. Accessible Simon (iOS/iPadOS, US$0.99)

Got time to kill?
Need to improve your memory skills?
This game will drive you nuts!

Listen to the sequence of directions and wait for the beep.
Repeat the sequence by swiping

Features:

* Choice of symbols.
* Choice of voice.
* This game has been designed for blind , visually impaired and sighted
players.

Current Version: 0.0.6 (July 24, 2021)
Read Accessible Simon’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/accessible-simon

Visit Accessible Simon’s App Store page
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/accessible-simon/id1575341106

2. battle fruit (iOS/iPadOS, US$1.99)

Based on the classic sea battle game but now with kitchen utensils and
fruits, instead of bombs and ships. Original new rules, many more ways to
locate your opponents’ fruits, but remember not to hit the ice cubes, or
you’ll be frozen one turn.

* Ultra-fast games thanks to the variety of utensils. Locate the fruits
with the spoons, cut them with the knives, crush them with the blenders
or catch whole fruits with the tongs, just plan your moves to locate all
the fruits before your opponent does.
* Play against the machine and win the 500+ smoothie cups, no internet
required. Or connect with Game Center and play with your family and
friends, or with random opponents.
* NO ADS, NO REGISTER, NO DATA GATHERING, because modern life has already
enough distractions.
* Totally accessible with VoiceOver for people with low vision or
blindness.

Current Version: 1.210804 (August 4, 2021)
Read battle fruit’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/battle-fruit
Visit battle fruit’s App Store page
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/battlefruit/id1549286440

All recent app entries posted to AppleVis can be found at:
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=watch_directory
Apple TV https://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=tv_directory

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=watch_directory
Apple TV https://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=tv_directory

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Helpful tips for September 2021 – keep up to date on important tips

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 September 2021

In this issue:

General tips
Articles of the day
* tap water good for your health and your wealth
* Five Ways to Get Out of the Supermarket Without Overspending
From the pages of Donna’s travel diary
* Air travel is for the birds
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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.

Popular scams floating around for August:
Your Visa credit card has been charged illegally – an automated phone
message.
Duck cleaning services – services being offered via phone; a scam.

Some important intruders for you to protect you and your computer system
from:
Adware
Trojan
Cryptojacking
Ransomware

An important tip when asked for your date of birth when installing such
software as dropbox, MS office, plus more:
Do not give your real date of birth.
Best to make up another date of birth as scammers use your date of birth as
a powerful weapon to hack into your system and retrieve important personal
details.

About cats and dogs?
These precious pets actually suffer from stress and anxiety.
Cats more than dogs!

A great tip for you to protect your i device from scams and scammers!
Turn off and turn on your i device frequently.

Well, believe it or not! Those busy bees are still here and here is what you
can do to save yourself from a sting!
Remain as still as you can as the bee approaches.
Do not make a sound and do not move!
You would be amazed to see how this busy bee will leave you alone!

Here is a tip for tooth brushing!
Best to brush yur precious teeth a bit after a meal and not right after a
meal and why?
Because if you brush right after a meal you only help to rub the acid into
your enamel which is no good.

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Articles of the day
Chosen by the Business Desk team

tap water: good for your health and your wealth
It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly when it happened, but sometime over the
past decade or so, the general population of this country formed a belief
that bottled water is
better than tap water—safer and healthier, too.
It’s possible that the trend started in 1976 when the chic French sparkling
water, Perrier, was introduced to the world. There it was elegantly bottled
in its emerald
green glass in an era of glitz and excess. Who could resist? What could be
more blatant than to package, sell and consume what most of us in the
western world
consider a basic human right easily supplied through the convenience of a
home faucet?
It is pretty ingenious how the bottled water industry has convinced millions
of people to pay between 240 and 10,000 times more to purchase water in a
bottle than to get it
from the supply we’re already paying for that comes out of the taps in our
homes!
TAP WATER IS CHEAPERThese days a 16-ounce bottle of “spring” water goes for
about a dollar, which works out to about $8.00 a gallon—twice the cost of
milk, and about par with
bottled soft drinks. Home delivery of water in those great big, heavy
bottles is less per gallon but still around $40 a month, according to
online averages.
The average household cost for town water in the U.S. is $ .66 per cubic
meter, which is 265 gallons or 4,240 eight-ounce glasses of water—enough to
last the average person
530 days (consuming eight 8-ounce glasses per day). Another way to price it:
Sixty-two eight-ounce glasses of water cost about 1 cent.
It appears people really love their bottled water, today there are dozens of
brands and that merits big advertising! In 2013 alone, Americans drank 58
gallons of bottled water
per capita.
With the help of advertisements, bottled water has gone from reservoir to
faddish luxury item to mass commodity.
Bottled water is being directly or indirectly sold as: healthy, smart, pure,
sexy, clean and simple, it is “the stuff of life.” Ad slogans go like Dasani
by Coca-Cola:
“Treat yourself well. Everyday.” Volvic: “Fills you with volcanicity.”
Aquafina by Pepsi-Cola: “So pure, we promise nothing.” Arrowhead by Mountain
Spring Water,
USA: “Arrowhead. It’s Better Up Here!” Evian: “Approved by your body as a
source of youth.” Pure Life by Nestle: “Drink better, live better.”
TAP WATER IS SAFER
This may startle you, but it is absolutely true: Tap water is safer than
bottled water. How could that be? The reason is simple:
The water supply in the U.S. is regulated by the Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) under very strict guidelines and rules that are heavily
enforced.Bottled water is
subject to FDA rules, which are far less stringent. For example, tap
water by law requires disinfection. Testing for bacteria must be conducted
hundreds of times per month.
Bottled water, on the other hand, is not required to be disinfected; the
frequency of bacteria testing is fewer than five times each month.
There have been controversies about chemicals leaching into the water from
the soft plastic material of bottles, but the FDA determined the containers
“do not pose a health
risk to consumers.”
TAP WATER IS HEALTHIER
Tooth decay in children is making a big comeback. The culprit? Bottled
water. It’s not the water that’s causing the decay, according to the World
Dental Congress.
It’s the lack of fluoride.
Parents believe they are giving their children a superior product in bottled
water, but in fact they are depriving kids of the fluoride and minerals they
need to build healthy
teeth and bodies.
Despite all of the controversy, fluoridation, present in most public water
supplies, has become recognized as a key intervention in tooth decay,
according to the American
Dental Association.
So, the next time you feel thirsty, don’t reach for a bottle. Instead turn
on the tap. You’ll be drinking water that is just as safe—or safer—than
bottled water and saving
money, too. Get the kids to switch and you just might head off big dental
bills down the road as well.
Don’t like the taste of your tap water? Invest in a filter pitcher or
dispenser; install
an inexpensive faucet filter or a reverse osmosis system. Taste comes from
negligible amounts of minerals. Filtered tap water removes minerals and
chemicals rendering it with
no hint of aftertaste, even at room temperature.
Author: Mary Hunt
www.everydaycheapskate.com

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Five Ways to Get Out of the Supermarket Without Overspending
Grocery shopping is tricky anytime, but especially challenging when you’re
on budget. On one hand, having everything you need in one place is
convenient. But on the other
hand, having so many options can sabotage every intention you have of
sticking to your budget. Supermarkets are filled with everything you need
and everything you don’t need,
too.
Don’t expect a supermarket to help you avoid overspending. The place is
specifically designed, decorated and arranged to encourage and
increaseimpulse
spending. They want you to spend more and they know how to persuade you to
do it. With that in mind, consider these five ways to beat them at their own
game:
1. Don’t go in hungry. You believe that you dash in to pick up the infamous
few things. But if you’re starving, you’re a dead aim for a couple of steaks
and a load of snacks.
You know what I’m talking about. This is because of the first rule of
grocery stores: Anything can happen when you are hungry.
2. Don’t try to remember. Without a list of the exact items you’ve come to
purchase
who knows what could happen? It’s normal for our brains to slip into neutral
in the face of fabulous food. A written list is the crutch you need
desperately to make sure you
do not slip and fall, so to speak.
3. Don’t bring plastic or checkbook. Cash—currency, clams, folding money,
smackers, greenbacks—this is still the way you should be paying for your
supermarket purchases.
What? Not convenient? Well, of course not, silly. That’s the point.
Convenience is the reason you’ve been dropping the equivalent of a mortgage
payment for food every month.
Making the process a bit less convenient is an easy to way to slow that
mindless drain on your income.
4. Don’t grab a shopping cart. Most of them have wobbly wheels anyway, so
just walk on by when all you need are those few items. Surely you can carry
the “few things” you
need. Or get one of the hand-held baskets. The point here is that you won’t
be buying more than you can carry.
5. Don’t dawdle.This is not the place you want to hang out just to soak in
all the great sights and smells from the bakery, deli and rotisserie
chickens. If you weren’t
hungry when you arrived, you will be soon enough. Get what you need and get
out of there. For every ten minutes you delay, plan on spending about
another $40.
Author: Mary Hunt on 02/09/17
www.everydaycheapskate.com

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From the pages of Donna’s travel diary
Air travel is for the birds

Here’s hoping that air travel for blind and vision impaired persons will be
a totally different adventure when the Covid is behind us!

I am very sure that many travelers would readily agree with me but when one
is blind or vision impaired it makes matters even worse. Why is this?

Because we need to depend on others to help us; whether they are agents or
fellow passengers. If we do not get the appropriate or required assistance
then we are in huge difficulty.

If we are unable to hear announcements on the intercom then this leaves us
at a huge disadvantage. If we are unaware of a gate change then this too is
a huge challenge and if we need to visit the washroom before boarding and
then there is no one to help us then we are in big trouble.

For me as a vision impaired traveler, it is nerve racking and there are so
many anxious and stressful moments. I have met several wonderful agents and
fellow passengers along the way but I have also met persons who due to no
fault of theirs were either not well trained or simply did not know how to
assist me.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan enjoying my travels.

To learn more about me as a sight loss coach and author, 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.

Follow me on Twitter @accessibleworld and at author_jodhan
And like me on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/donnajodhan and at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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A review of the Wal Mart stores – an example of following Covid requirements

A review of the Wal Mart stores

Introduction:
With the Covid Choke hold still with us; I’d like to give a huge shout out
to the Wal Mart stores here in Scarborough Ontario.
These folks have done a superb job to keep their customers safe and have
adhered to all of the protocols being required.
Congrats to Wal Mart!

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 customers with special needs – 5
Assistance at service desks – 5

Remarks :
Wal Mart has made it very easy to shop at their stores during these
difficult times.
Their staff are very helpful and extremely welcoming!
Service is first class!

About Staff:
Welcoming, helpful, friendly, and often go above the call of duty!

Merchandise:
Fresh, plentiful, and well laid out.

Any suggestions?
Just keep up the great work!

To learn more about me as a sight loss coach visit www.donnajodhan.com

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Making a career of perfume evaluation – the dark horse career

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 career of perfume evaluation

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!

It may not be a bad idea for perfume manufacturers and makers to consider
the following suggestion.
In the normal scheme of things, perfume manufacturers and makers are always
in search of testers and evaluaters to give them feedback on their
fragrances. This means that they need persons with very keen senses of
smell and it may be time to recognize that there are many blind and vision
impaired persons whose talents and skills could be utilized to become
outstanding fragrance testers and evaluators.

It is always so very important for perfume manufacturers and makers to get
it just right before sending their fragrances to market. This need for
testers and evaluators with very keen senses of smell could be extended to
companies that need to ensure that their bath products also go to market
bearing just the right fragrance.

We believe that there is a very hidden and untapped market of potential
persons who can do much to increase the revenues of companies as well as to
enhance the power of their products.
This strategy should be given some serious consideration.

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Straight from the AppleVis July online newsletter – exciting apps to check out

From the AppleVis July newsletter
Welcome to the July 2021 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 content posted to AppleVis by
members of the community – from new app entries, to app updates, to the
latest news and podcasts.
View in browser
https://www.applevis.com/newsletter/applevis-unlimited-whats-new-and-noteworthy-july-2021

…. New and Noteworthy App Entries

1. Adventure to Fate Future Arena (iOS/iPadOS, Free With In-App Purchases)

Battle, Explore, Loot and Craft your way through the Dungeon Arenas!

Adventure To Fate : Future Arena – is an JRPG style arena based dungeon
crawler game

* Tons of character creation possibles (12 Classes, 30+ Pets, 6
Professions)
* 500+ items to loot, craft, buy and find.
* 200+ unique monsters to fight.
* -Fully accessible to the blind using Voiceover!

Current Version: 1.3 (July 25, 2021)
Read Adventure to Fate Future Arena’s AppleVis App Directory entry for
more information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/adventure-fate-future-arena
Visit Adventure to Fate Future Arena’s App Store page
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/adventure-to-fate-future-arena/id1084641332

2. Colibri (macOS, US$9.99)

A native Mac audio and music player that supports crystal-clear bit-perfect
gapless playback of all popular lossless and lossy audio formats, uses only
a tiny amount of computing power and offers a clean and intuitive user
experience – it only ‘does what it says on the can’.

Current Version: 2.0.3 (June 23, 2021)
Read Colibri’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/mac/music/colibri

Visit Colibri’s App Store page
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/colibri/id1178295426?ls=1&mt=12

3. Merriam-Webster Dictionary (iOS/iPadOS, Free With In-App Purchases)

Get America’s most useful and respected dictionary, optimized for your
iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. This is the best iOS app for English language
reference, education, and vocabulary building.

And now we’ve added new word games! It’s never been more fun to learn
new words and test your vocabulary for everyone from English learners to
total word nerds. Hundreds of words to test your skills.

Offline access: You’ll have complete access to definitions whether or not
you’re connected.

Current Version: 5.5.1 (July 26, 2021)
Read Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more
information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/reference/merriam-webster-dictionary-0
Visit Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s App Store page
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/merriam-webster-dictionary/id399452287
See also: Merriam-Webster Dictionary+
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/reference/merriam-webster-dictionary

4. NVDARemote (iOS/iPadOS, Free)

NVDARemote is an app to remote control a NVDA screen reader. This app is the
client software, you have to setup a separate NVDARemote server in your
network.

To use this app, you’ll need an external keyboard. After the connection is
established, all inputs made on the external keyboard will be forwarded to
the NVDARemote server, including the special keys Strg, Alt, Windows, Esc,
F1–12 and so on.

Current Version: 1.0 (July 12, 2021)
Read NVDARemote’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/utilities/nvdaremote

Visit NVDARemote’s App Store page
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/nvdaremote/id1560008403?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

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=watch_directory
Apple TV https://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=tv_directory

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Helpful tips for August- a great way to stay safe

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 August 2021

In this issue:

General tips
Articles of the day
* Cleaning Glassware
* Cleaning Kitchenware
From the pages of Donna’s travel diary
* A review of the Four points by Sheraton Gatineau Hotel
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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.

Here is an energy saver and at the same time to go easy on your AC!
When you turn on your AC, make sure that all of your windows and balcony
doors are shut tight.
Letting in warm air during the summer will only put extra pressure on your
AC to produce cold air.
The same applies for fall and winter with regard to your heaters.
Keep all doors and windows closed when your heaters are on.

When the sun is hottest?
Between 11 am and 3 pm.

Sun burns?
Anyone and everyone can get it.
It does not matter about your skin colour!

When confronted by a coyote?
Make lots of noise and do your best not to back away!

Which fruits can provide you with potassium?
Oranges and bananas!

Which vegetable can provide you with great cooling for the body?
Cucumbers!

Which herbs possess wonderful cooling agents?
Parcely, mint, and cillantro!

Eating spicy food?
Well, it may be hot to eat but afterwards it provides a wonderful way for
the body to cool down.

Okay, here is some info on using mouth wash!
It is best to use it before you brush your teeth.
Why? If you rince with mouth wash after you have brushed your teeth, all
you are doing is washing away the floride from the toothpaste.
This leaves your teeth not being protected by the floride in the toothpaste.

About the disposal of expired medications or those to be thrown out!
It is best and safest to take these to your pharmasy and have the pharmacist
dispose of them.
You will only damage the water system by either flushing them down your
toilet or washing them down your kitchen or bathroom sink.

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Chosen by the Business Desk team

Courtesy of Mama Peach
Cleaning Glassware
Always slip delicate glassware and crystal into hot water on its side. Place
a rubber mat on the bottom of your sink for extra protection against
cracking and chipping.
Vinegar cleans crystal beautifully. Wash in a mixture of 1 cup white vinegar
and 3 cups warm water. Allow to air-dry.
When two glasses are stuck together, fill the top glass with cold water and
submerge the bottom glass in hot water. Gently pull the top glass away.
When pouring a hot beverage into a glass, you can often prevent it from
cracking if you keep a silver spoon in the glass while pouring.
To remove burned remains from heat-resistant glass baking dishes, warm some
liquid dish soap and allow it to sit in the item for 30 minutes or so. Rinse
well with clean water.

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Courtesy of Mama Peach
Cleaning Kitchenware
To prevent tomato-based foods from staining your plastic containers, soak
the container and lid in cold water for 5 minutes or so before filling.
Eliminate odors in plastic containers by placing ordinary newspaper,
crumpled to a ball, inside the container before securing the lid. Odors
should be gone overnight.
Rub a small amount of salad oil or butter on a grater before using it.
Cleaning up is a breeze.
Keep a small toothbrush handy to remove foods from your grater.
A piece of dental floss comes in handy for cleaning awkward utensils such as
pizza cutters and can openers.
Freshen up thermos bottles or insulated coffeepots by filling with warm
water mixed with 2 tablespoons baking soda.
Save your egg shells and dry them out. Crush them with a rolling pin, place
inside your thermos with a little warm water and shake well.
To clean wooden cutting boards, slice a lemon or lime and rub the board
vigorously. Rinse with cold water. Clean and fresh smelling too!

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Special note from Donna Jodhan:
The Covid choke hold is not going to last for ever and when it does finally
subside we will be ready to embrace favourite haunts and to visit favourite
places.
The world will be a new place in which to live but it will be a better one.
So let’s get ready to welcome and embrace travel once more.

From the pages of Donna’s diary
A review of the Four points by Sheraton Gatineau Hotel

If you happen to visit Gatineau Ottawa and you are looking for a hotel with
a difference then by all means!
Why not give this Hotel a chance to win your heart!

I was quite pleased with my visit to this lovely little hotel in September
2017.
The staff there was very helpful and knew exactly how to be of assistance to
guests who were vision impaired.

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

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

About hotel staff:
They provided an extremely friendly ambiance.

My meals:
They exhibited a true semblance of French cuisine.

Any suggestions?
We need more of these types of hotels.

Contact info:
toll-free number 1-888-627-8089

I’m Donna J. Jodhan enjoying my travels.

To learn more about me as a sight loss coach and more, 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

Follow me on Twitter @accessibleworld and at author_jodhan
And like me on Facebook at
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A review of the M&M food store

A review of the M&M food store

Introduction:
This warm and welcoming outlet has been such a pleasant store to visit
especially so during the Covid period. Their store is well equipped to
handle customer needs and requests and they are always so very happy to
operate under the lock down restrictions; social distancing and sanitizing.

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 customers with special needs – 5
Assistance at the store – 5

Remarks :
Access to the store was excellent and the ability to move around in the
store was wonderful.

About staff:
Excellent all the way; friendly and very knowledgeable.

About products:
First class, fresh, and the store is well stocked.

Any suggestions?
Please keep up your wonderful service!

Contact info:
Next to the Agin Court Mall in Scarborough.

To learn more about me as a sight loss coach visit www.donnajodhan.com

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Helping to make wine testing a career?

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:
Helping to make wine tasting a career?
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!

If you are in the careers business and are seeking a unique type of career
that could appeal to persons of all ages; especially to those who are
retired, seniors, and persons with special needs, then how about a career in
wine tasting?

Too often careers for better or for worse only apply to certain groups or
individuals for a plethora of reasons but wine tasting is one that we can
consider as a career for all seasons.
Here’s why!

1. The main qualification would be a healthy interest in learning more about
wines and how they relate to different types of food.
2. There is no age limit on this type of career.
3. It can easily be made accessible to career seekers.
4. No special requirements for persons with special needs, seniors, or
retirees.
5. This career possesses longevity.
6. A career for all times.

Something very exciting to think about!

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