How to make trainers more aware – time to tap into an untapped market

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 trainers more aware

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.

For this particular topic, I am going to suggest that we look at teamwork.
That is, a combination of student and trainer and it should all start with
the student ensuring that they identify their special need to the trainer
before they decide to take a course.

Here are some points to get you started.
1. The student should be strongly encouraged to communicate before hand with
the perspective trainer or the person in charge of managing a course.

2. It does not really matter what type of course it is; anything from yoga
to math! This is the process that is highly reccommended.

3. the Trainer and student should be given every opportunity to hold
opendiscussions with the student clearly identifying their needs and the
trainer describing the content of said course.

4. The trainer should not be embarrassed to ask any type of question and
should be encouraged to ask, probe, and suggest along the way.

5. The student should not be embarrassed to tell the trainer what they would
need in order to complete the course. IE, text formats, best position in
the class to be seated, assistance with exams, help with online facilities,
and so on.

6. Open discussion between trainer and student is always reccommended
because it fosters good and cordial communication and it helps to iron out
any kinks and uncertainties!

Of course, there is always more but this should be a good start.

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Helpful tips for June 2019

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!
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Helpful tips for June 2019

In this issue:

General tips
Articles of the day
From the pages of Donna’s travel diary

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

Scams of the month:
If you receive a phone call from someone saying that they are offering to
fix your Microsoft computer; please hang up!
It is a scam true and true!
Just some hackers from India trying to invade your privacy and get you to
provide them with your personal details that they can use against you!

An email telling you that you need to collect lots of money from an account
that has been dormant for a few years?
Another scam and if you respond providing details that are being required
then you have just given the keys of your system to a hacker!
Simply delete this email!

A phone call with an automated voice at the other end telling you that your
credit card has been locked because of a $580 unknown or eronious
transaction!
The automated voice goes on to tell you to press 1 to hear more.
No! Just hang up; this is a complete hoax!

An email from Paypal telling you about a new account that has been added to
your account:
Not true; it is a fake.
If you did not add this account yourself then it is a fake.
Do not make the error to reply!

An automated phone call telling you that there have been changes to your
Visa and Mastercard accounts!You should know by now that any automated phone
call is nothing but a fake!

Well, what is one of the coldest and darkest countries of the world?
It is Norway where its people are also some of the happiest!

Here is a great tip for removing sand from the bottom of your feet after a
day at the beach:
Use baby powder to do the job.
You can also use baby powder anywhere else.

About a cat’s vision:
Cats have excellent distance vision but very poor near vision.

One for the diabetic:
Sugar levels are usually lowest at the start of the day!

About those horrible rats?
They usually make their way into homes during the months of September to
November!

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Articles of the day
Chosen by the Business Desk team

A Dan Thompson contribution

Gil’s Guide to Home Repairs

http://www.visionaware.org/info/everyday-living/home-repairs/gils-guide-to-h
ome-repairs/123 Gil Johnson

It never fails. Just when you think everything in your home is running
smoothly, a light bulb goes dim. Or maybe the troublesome bathroom faucet
has started dripping again. And that railing on the basement staircase? It’s
been shaky for a while now. Better see about getting it fixed.

Not too long ago, you may not have thought twice about performing these home
repairs yourself in your spare time. But with the onset of vision loss, such
tasks may seem harder and less safe. It’s natural to feel unsure about
acting as your own handyman, or woman.

It may surprise you to learn that a great many people who are blind or
visually impaired regularly complete such tasks safely and successfully,
often without any assistance or special training. What’s required are some
basic skills and the right tools, backed up by good measures of
self-confidence and persistence.

This section was designed with these needs in mind. Take things a step at a
time and before long you’ll be ready to tackle many of the most common
household repair jobs. Remember, even if you ultimately turn a repair job
over to someone else, it’s always better to know about what should be done
and how to go about it. That knowledge puts you in charge.

In this section, first you’ll find an article on Your Tool Box
and a listing of sources of home repair
and wood working organizations, adapted tools, and accessible books
. Then you’ll find tips on
doing a variety of home repairs-be sure to check back regularly, as this
list will be updated.

If you find yourself in a fix, or have any home repair questions you need
answered, visit our Home Repairs Message Board
to find your
answer.

Top Five Reasons Why You Should “Do it Yourself”

1. Because you can.

2. Because it’s another opportunity to demonstrate to yourself and others
that you can live an independent life with vision loss.

3. Because of the rewarding and empowering feeling of accomplishment it
will give you.

4. Because it’s fun.

5. Because it saves money.

*Your Toolbox:

With the exception of projects that call for precise measurements, most
everyday household repair jobs won’t require any special tools adapted for
persons with vision loss. You can find just about everything you need at
your local hardware store or home center. If you find that you do need some
special tools, start your search at the Helpful Products
page.

http://www.visionaware.org/info/everyday-living/helpful-products/12

Basic Tools

Screwdrivers, both straight slot and Phillips

If you’ve done any home repairs at all, you’re familiar with both types of
screwdrivers:

. Straight slot drivers have flattened tips that fit into screws and
bolts with a dash-shaped slot that runs along the head.

. Phillips drivers have four-pointed tips that fit into screws and
bolts with a plus sign-shaped slot at the head.

. The tips of screwdrivers are numbered from 1 to 4, depending on
the width and thickness of the tip. For most home repair purposes, a 2 or a
3 tip is adequate.

. Screwdriver handles come in differing shapes and sizes. Select the
handle that best fits your hand.

Tip: Try using a screwdriver with four or more exchangeable tips. The
advantage is that you’ll have one tool to keep track of, instead of several.

Hammers

. There are many varieties of hammers on the market, from small
lightweight “tack” hammers to heavy framing hammers.

. Most have claws (straight or curved) opposite the hammer head,
which are useful for pulling out nails and prying up boards.

. For most home repair projects, a tack hammer and a standard
16-ounce hammer are most useful.

Tip: Steel handles are preferable to wooden ones. Wooden handles can break
if stressed. Also wooden handles can dry out, which can cause the hammer
head to fly off during use.

Pliers and Wrenches

. A standard pair of pliers, or channellock pliers, and a set of
adjustable crescent wrenches (that includes 8-, 10-, and 12-inch sizes)
should be sufficient for your tool box.

Tip: Vice grip pliers, which lock onto the object you’re working on and
thereby serve as a third hand, are a nice addition to your tool box.

Other Things to Keep Around

. A wide assortment of screws, bolts, and nails, so you can be
prepared for the unexpected.

. Duct tape, which is good for holding objects in place so you can
work with accuracy.

. A can of spray-on lubricant (like WD-40) for loosening stuck
hinges, dials, and gears.

Safety First

. When working on anything electrical-even something as simple as
replacing a light bulb-be sure that the electricity is turned off and the
bulb has cooled before you begin.

. Explore the area around the project before you begin. Check over
the work area visually and with your hands, giving objects a light touch.
You will learn much and are not likely to injure yourself.

. Select the tools and parts you think you will need in advance.
Place items in a small open carrying box secured in a convenient location.
Always put tools back in the box once you’ve finished using to them to avoid
accidents and misplaced items.

* Resources for Home Repair and Woodworking

The following books on home repair are available through the National
Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
at the Library of Congress,

http://www.loc.gov/nls/

This is a program that provides books on cassettes and digital cartridges
for free for eligible persons. To make it easy to find and request the
books, you’ll find author, title, and call number below.

. Lipinski, Edward R. A Season-By-Season Guide for Maintaining Your
Home. RC 54745

. Jones, Peter. Indoor Home Repairs Made Easy. RC14420

. Kennedy, Terry. Fix It Before It Breaks Seasonal Checklist Guide
to Home Maintenance. RC 59610

. Vandervort, Donald W. The Home Problem Solver: The Essential
Homeowner’s Repair and Maintenance Manual. RC 52518

. Jackson, Albert. Popular Mechanics Complete Home How-To. RC 59731

Reader’s Digest has published a number of general home repair reference
guides, as well as publications on specific topics. One that might prove
helpful is The Reader’s Digest Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual, published by
the Reader’s Digest Association and recorded by Learning Ally
(formerly Recording for the Blind &
Dyslexic).

https://www.learningally.org/

http://www.visionaware.org/info/everyday-living/essential-skills/information
-for-veterans-coping-with-vision-loss/veterans-services-and-other-resources/
1235

Community-based, Home Improvement, and Woodworking Groups

. Many mid-sized and large communities have home improvement and
woodworkers’ clubs comprised of individuals who have an interest in home
repairs and woodworking projects. Some are focused on sharing information
and techniques, while others are more social. These can be informative and
enjoyable, depending on the willingness of members to describe their
projects and techniques. They can be located by consulting Directory
Assistance or inquiring at building supply outlets.

. Tip: Most of the members of these organizations have little
experience with persons who have limited or no vision. Individuals in these
groups can, however, often be very helpful once they understand what a
person with a visual impairment may need and what skills you possess. Being
clear about what you may be able to see (if you have some residual vision)
and the techniques you have already figured out for yourself is critical to
getting the help and coaching you may need.

Sources of Training

. Some state and private rehabilitation centers, state schools for
the blind, and Veterans Administration Rehabilitation Centers

*
http://www.visionaware.org/info/everyday-living/essential-skills/information
-for-veterans-coping-with-vision-loss/veterans-services-and-other-resources/
1235

.

. offer training for blind and visually impaired persons using a
woodworking shop as the teaching laboratory. For resources in your immediate
area, you can check the AFB Directory of Services
.

http://www.visionaware.org/directory.aspx

. In many parts of the country, you can hear a nationally syndicated
call-in radio program called On the House
.

* http://www.onthehouse.com/sections/radioshow/
*

. Hosts James and Morris Carey and their guest experts have
extensive experience with home repair and construction projects. Callers
inquire about a wide range of topics and the Carey brothers answer questions
respectfully and with humor. The website contains a wide range of helpful
tips for accomplishing simple to complex home repair and construction tasks
.

http://www.onthehouse.com/tips/

. Tip: Although this program is not specifically directed to persons
with vision loss, the Carey Brothers try to understand the experience and
skills callers have. Being clear with them about what you may be able to see
(if you have vision) or the skills you have acquired if you have no vision
will enable them to respond thoughtfully to your inquiry.

. The American Council of the Blind hosts a web-based radio show
called The Blind Handyman .

* http://www.blindhandyman.com/

.

. The hosts, who are blind, discuss a variety of home repair topics
and sponsor the Blind Handyman Listserv
.

.

. Woodworking for the Blind members have access
to over 500 hours of recordings of fine woodworking magazines on a
members-only website.

* http://ww4b.org/

. Individual membership is open to all persons who are blind,
visually impaired or physically handicapped. There is also an active
listserv in which members exchange questions and suggestions regarding
woodworking projects, techniques, and tools.

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28 Ways to Chop Your Grocery Bill
Need a foolproof way to cut your food/grocery expenses by 25 percent this
month? Announce to your family that there will be a complete ban on the
consumption of food during the first week of every month. There. That should
do
it! 25 percent right off the top.
What?! Don’t think you can pull that off? Me either, but not to worry. Here
are some
less painful—and I hope a bit more realistic—ways to get a handle on your
food
expenses.
1. Make out your shopping list at home when you are hungry. You will be more
creative and thorough.
2. Never shop when hungry. You will be compelled to buy everything in site
regardless of what’s on your list.
3. Leave the kids home. You will stick to your shopping list with much less
frustration and stress if you fly solo.
4. Don’t shop at convenience or specialty stores. You won’t find many
bargains there.
5. Enlist a kid. When you need to make milk and produce runs between your
regular major shopping trips, make a precise list and
engage the services of an errand runner (like a responsible child.)
6, Adding a pinch of salt to milk will make it last longer. Salt retards the
growth of bacteria that makes milk turn sour.
7. Avoid leftovers. Your good intentions to make enough for lunch tomorrow
too, will more than likely insure you growing biology
specimens in the back of the fridge.
8. prepare just what you will consume at one meal. (Exception: If you
prepare an entire extra casserole to freeze for some later
date, I don’t consider that leftovers; that’s a great idea.)
9. Stretch fruit juice. Mix 50/50 with generic brand club soda or seltzer.
10. Stretch concentrated fruit juice. Always add one can of water more than
instructions state. You will be pleasantly surprised
when you detect little difference if any.
11. Drink water. Your doctor will love you and so will your food bill. Keep
a pitcher of chilled water in the fridge. Rave about its
wonderful qualities to your young children. They’ll think it’s a treat if
you are convincing enough.
12. Eliminate choices at meals. Stick to your plan and let your family know
that from now on there will be only two choices: take it
or leave it.
13. Come up with creative menu titles for what otherwise might be considered
plain and boring: Baked Potato Bar; Chef Salad
Night; Bits and Pieces (my kids favorite meal when they were little, thanks
to Jean Frazier, the world’s most loving and creative
baby-sitter): any combination of things in the fridge cut up to bite-size,
cleverly arranged on a plate and ceremoniously sprinkled with seasoned salt.
14. Smorgasbord Night (a glorious array of this and that; you know …
leftovers that you couldn’t even think of throwing away);
Hors d’oeuvres and Mocktails. You get the idea.
15. Learn to make homemade snacks. Popcorn is easy to make and is usually
inexpensive if you buy the kernels and pop it
yourself from scratch.
16. Buy in bulk. This will cut down your trips to the grocery and will often
save as much as 50 percent of the unit cost.
17. Reorganize your kitchen and pantry. Find
places outside of kitchen to store dry and canned goods. Repackage large
amounts into small units.
18. Consider generic and store brands. Some generic items are awful and
others are exactly the same product as the name
brand. Do some experimenting, especially if your store offers “satisfaction
guaranteed!” If you don’t like it they may
let you exchange.
19. Shop the perimeter of supermarket. This is where you will typically find
the produce, meat and dairy. The center aisles are the
prepackaged and preprocessed high-priced items, a.k.a. the danger zone.
20. Keep a price book. Start keeping a notebook which lists the prices of
regularly purchased items at various stores. Keep it with
you so that as you see specials or ads you’ll be able to determine whether
it is really a bargain or not.
21. Avoid shopping on the first day or two of the month. Some stores have
been known to raise their prices during the time
Welfare and Social Security checks come out.
22. Shop midweek. According to studies, on Wednesdays, most supermarkets
reduce prices on food that is about to expire. This
is also the day that the majority of stores start their new sales.
23. Shop the sales. Check grocery ads for specials, then base your week’s
meals on what is on sale. The closer you can stick to
buying only what’s on sale, the more
you’ll cut your costs.
24. Odd hours are good. Shop late in the day, then ask the butcher, bakery
and produce person if there is anything they will be
marking down. You’ll be surprised how helpful they can be and you’ll get the
best of the sale items.
25. Don’t shop when you are exhausted. You will not be as disciplined or
effective.
26. Always use powdered milk in baking. If recipe calls for cream or
condensed milk, use only half the usual amount of water you
would use with the dry milk.
27. Purchase foods when they are in season, especially produce. But buy
off-season meats; typically, roasts are sale items during
summer months as steaks tend to be popular while roasts are not. Buy the
sale meats and freeze. If you buy a large piece of meat,
cut it into portions for quick thawing later.
28. Weigh all produce even if it is priced per item. You won’t believe the
difference in weight of the pre-bagged carrots, for
instance. Even with a weight printed on the bag, the real weight may be
quite different (and it can be provided it is not less
than printed). Heads of lettuce priced individually can differ in weight by
as much as half a pound.
(Everyday Cheapskate)

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From the pages of Donna’s travel diary
Metro stations in Montreal

Previously I told you about my travels on the Toronto subway and now it is
time for me to tell you about my travels on the Montreal metro. It is not
as noisy as the Toronto subway and it is faster.

Stops are announced in both languages; English and French as the metro
arrives at each metro station which helps greatly. However, I will say that
some of the metro stations are not as accessible for persons with
disabilities as others.

I remember that there are very steep stairs leading down to the platforms of
some of these stations which make it quite a challenge for persons with
disabilities. I always enjoy traveling on a Montreal metro when I have the
chance.

For the most part, metro stations are kept clean and the traffic inside the
stations are not as horrific as it is in Toronto. I consider this to be a
big plus for Montreal.

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This month in Let’s Talk Tips:

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#Technology
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1.) Artificial Intelligence Might Not Hallucinate After All
Computers have gotten really good at identifying what’s in photographs, and
while the technology has come a long way, it’s still not entirely foolproof.
In particular, researchers have found that image detection algorithms remain
susceptible to a class of problems called adversarial examples. As image
recognition technology is used in more places, adversarial examples may
present a troubling security risk.
http://bit.ly/2QoWC1q

2.) Protecting Your Computer Against Intel’s Latest Security Flaw is Easy,
Unless it Isn’t
You’re forgiven if the huge Intel chip vulnerability disclosed back on May
14th 2019 slipped under your radar. For one thing, the new problems are sort
of variants of the much splashier Spectre and Meltdown bugs of early 2018.
For another, Intel and the entire industry had time to work together to
co-announce these new vulnerabilities alongside the patches for them.
http://bit.ly/2W5rZUL

3.) How To Use Google Maps to Save Your Parking Location
Tap into one of Maps’ most useful hidden features. Don’t let yourself get
lost again. Your smartphone can help you find your parking spot — or any
other location, for that matter. All you need is the mapping app you’re
probably already using for navigation.
http://bit.ly/2EAQSND

4.) Some US Cities Are Moving Into Real Time Facial Surveillance
Agencies in Chicago and Detroit have bought real-time facial recognition
systems. Chicago claims it has not used its system; Detroit says it is not
using its system currently. But no federal or state law would prevent use of
the technology.
http://bit.ly/2VQNtA2

5.) A Laptop Filled With Six of the World’s Most Dangerous Viruses is on
Sale for More Than $1 Million
Some of the world’s greatest artworks are known for their elaborate
backstory or complex history, but not many are actively dangerous to those
who own them. ‘The Persistence of Chaos’ might be an exception. Created by
internet artist Guo O Dong, this piece of art is an ordinary laptop filled
with six of the world’s most dangerous pieces of malware. It’s perfectly
safe — as long you don’t connect to your Wi-Fi or plug in a USB.
http://bit.ly/2K7m6zw

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#Nutrition
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1.) Bootylicious for the Summer: How to Grow Glutes in the Gym
If you want a behind like Jennifer Lopez or a booty like Beyoncé, you don’t
have to go under the knife to achieve that look. With the help of fitness
experts’ tips, here’s how you can get a bodacious butt without dropping
thousands (or risking your life) on cosmetic surgery.
http://bit.ly/2HDnkAw

2.) Tips to Stay Healthy at College
We often hear that healthy and nutritious food is a key to our wellness,
both physical and mental. Still, when it comes to eating healthy at college,
very few students can boast of their ability to maintain good nutrition.
http://bit.ly/2YQtwey

3.) 16 Things I Learnt About Weight Loss After a Total Body Transformation
In November 2017, I started an eight week transformation with celebrity
personal trainer Ben Camara at his gym, No1 Fitness. Here are my results.
http://bit.ly/30KMCV9

4.) Emmett Blois: Make Your Fitness Journey Fun, With People You Enjoy
The reality is that sometimes this journey can be hard for a multitude of
reasons. If we can remember to keep it fun, light-hearted and exciting as
often as possible, it becomes a lifestyle much more easily adapted.
http://bit.ly/2wjvlUP

5.) Ramadan 2019: 5 Diet and Fitness Tips to Help You Fast Safely
While fasting during Ramadan is a good way of improving one’s health, doing
it the right way is imperative. Moreover, it can pose a challenge for people
with dietary issues to practice it for the entire month. Therefore, eating
healthy and ensuring the consumption of all nutrients during this period is
essential.
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#Media
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1.) Universal Design: 11 Practical Tips to Make Your Sites and Apps More
Accessible
Accessibility has come a long way over the last few years. It used to be a
niche discipline focused on people with disabilities, but recently this
focus has shifted towards inclusive design and the understanding that
websites and apps need to work for everyone regardless of disabilities,
hardware or software in use, or internet speed.
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2.) What is Technical SEO? Aspects Everyone Should Know
Technical SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, refers to improving the
technical aspects of a website in order to increase the ranking of its pages
in the search engines. What should you be doing to optimize your site
technically? Read on to find out.
http://bit.ly/2VTCUvU

3.) Is Your Business Space ‘Instagrammable’? 10 Ways to Make Your Offline
Business Instagram Friendly
Wondering how to draw more customers to your brick-and-mortar business? Try
adding design details that will boost its Instagrammability. When people
post photos of your space on Instagram, you benefit from the free
advertising and positive word of mouth. Plus, having an Instagrammable space
is an asset when it comes to attracting customers, especially those who are
willing to make a trek for the perfect photo backdrop.
http://bit.ly/2Wbc5IR

4.) LinkedIn Publishes New Platform Guide: How To Spark Meaningful
Conversations and Measure Success
According to parent company Microsoft, LinkedIn is currently seeing record
levels of engagement – up 24% year-over-year – with more and more users
coming to the platform to discover relevant content, and engage with
colleagues and peers. Given that growth, and the related increase in total
LinkedIn members (630 million), it makes sense for more brands to also be
looking LinkedIn’s way, and assessing their best options for tapping into
relevant on-platform conversations.
http://bit.ly/2YLvCfq

5.) Introducing Checkout on Instagram. Buy From Brands Without Leaving
Instagram
Now, When you find a product you love, you can buy it without leaving the
app. When you tap to view a product from a brand’s shopping post, you’ll see
a “Checkout on Instagram” button on the product page. Tap it to select from
various options such as size or color, then you’ll proceed to payment
without leaving Instagram. You’ll only need to enter your name, email,
billing information and shipping address the first time you check out.
http://bit.ly/2HFpyje

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1.) Growing Payments in Southeast Asia Amid a Dominant Chinese eCommerce
Market
Driven by an emerging middle class, movements toward deregulation of
cross-border trade and improvements in technology such as more affordable
mobile internet access, the Asia market represents a huge opportunity for
businesses who want to be a part of the e-commerce success story.
http://bit.ly/2YIEgeS

2.) For 32% of Baby Boomers, Retirement Looks Bleak
Retirement is a period of life to look forward to and celebrate, but many
older Americans inevitably wind up dreading it — and the reason often boils
down to money. Though 48% of baby boomers think they’ll be comfortable in
retirement if they watch their spending, 22% say they’re apt to struggle
financially, according to investment banking company Natixis. Worse yet, 10%
of boomers feel they won’t ever manage to retire at all.
https://yhoo.it/2Mbvm87

3.) 10 Important Ages For Retirement Planning
Each type of retirement benefit has a different eligibility age. Your age
plays a big role in how much you can expect to receive from Social Security
and what you need to do to avoid retirement account penalties. Remember to
factor these important ages into your retirement plan.
http://bit.ly/2JLN7sX

4.) Opinion: Baby Boomers Commit The ‘7 Deadly Sins’ of Retirement Planning
“Boomer Expectations for Retirement,” a new annual study from the Insured
Retirement Institute — a trade body for the annuity industry — makes
shocking reading. Most boomers are unprepared for retirement, even as they
approach it or enter it. Amazingly, barely one in 10 has enough saved up.
https://on.mktw.net/2YMMfYd

5.) Top Tips On Cyber Security for SMEs
Cyber criminals are a part of modern life, from Uber account hacks to major
business data breaches, our online identities are rarely safe. And, while
big-name companies under threat often make the news, it’s small and
medium-sized enterprises who are actually their biggest targets.
http://bit.ly/2HT1YhG

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1.) Valuing the Voice of People Living with Disabilities in Manitoba
Recently the Manitoba Government made a decision to reject a core funding
application from the Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities (MLPD) for
the 2018-19 fiscal year. It can be very difficult for an organization to
function without core funding which diminishes its capacity. The
organization (formally known as the Manitoba League of the Physically
Handicapped) has existed since 1974 as a consumer-based organization of
people living with disabilities.
http://bit.ly/2Wbcqv7

2.) 10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Braille
Surprising facts about the raised-dot reading system, including an asteroid
named Braille and why there’s Braille on drive-through ATMs.
http://bit.ly/2X76krW

3.) Accessibility: A Source of Future Anxiety and a Significant
Consideration for Canadian Consumers Today
As Canada’s population grows older, millions of Canadians find themselves
worrying about decreased mobility, vision and hearing and the impact it may
have on their own lives or the lives of loved ones.
http://bit.ly/2X2DsB3

4.) Disney to Produce Activity Books for the Blind
Soon children with visual impairments across North America will get to find
out what Mickey Mouse “looks like” thanks to the efforts of a Windsor
couple.
http://bit.ly/2K4rmUp

5.) Disabled Actors Say They’re The ‘Last Civil Rights Movement’ in
Hollywood. Hardly Anyone’s Discussing It
As debates rage over what characters should appear on screen, and who should
portray them, disabilities have largely remained undiscussed.
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How to make videos more accessible

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 videos 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.

The trick here is for those who are contemplating making videos more
accessible to bear the following in mind.

1. Include captioning so that those who are hard of hearing can easily
follow the spoken word. Make sure that the captioning is easy to read and
placed appropriately on the screen. It is best to consult with the experts
who produce and work with captioning in order to ensure that it is done
correctly.

2. Include audio description so that those who are blind, vision impaired,
and the print disabled can have the chance to know what is going on when
there is no spoken word. For this, you should also consult with those who
are expert in the field of audio description so that audio description is
done correctly.

3. Make sure that quality is appropriate when it comes to sound.

This is but a short list but a very good start.

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Helpful tips for May 2019

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!
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Helpful tips for May 2019

In this issue:

General tips
Articles of the day
From the pages of Donna’s travel diary

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

Scams of the month:
No need to be afraid or scared if this occurs on your computer.
You are minding your own business tending to things on the Internet and
suddenly!
Your screen starts to flash ane emits very loud alarm sounds!
Then you are told that someone is attempting to commit identity theft on
you!
You are also told that your computer has been locked!
Next you are told not to shut down or to restart your computer but instead
to contact support and you are given a number to call!
No, do not call the number on your screen.
Simply shut down and restart your computer!
This is nothing but scammers at work with idle hands hoping that you will
fall for this trap.
And if you fall for this trap then your computer will be locked and you will
be asked to pay hundreds of dollars to have it unlocked!
Please heed this warning!

Be aware of this one:
Someone runs up to you saying that they need money to take their kid to the
hospital because they are unable to pay for their medical expenses.
Hard as this may be, simply ignore and move quickly away.

Some spring tips for your garden!
Sharpen your garden tools with either a stone that you can purchase at any
hardware store.
Or us a file.
Clean your garden tools and use linseed oil to clean the handles.
For your garden beds:
Remove all burlap wrap that you used to cover them up for the winter.
Remove branches that are too close to each other.
Remove branches that grow inwards towards the center of your plant.
Branches should always grow outwards.

About teeth whiteners?
They can do a lot of damage to your teeth.
They wear down the enamel in your teeth and it is extremely difficult to
repair this.

About vitamin D:
You need them most during the months of November to May.
Try eating more eggs during this time.

When the screen on your i device goes blank!
Not to worry!
This would only happen whenever your i device is too hot or too cold!

A tip about snoring:
You apparently snore more when sleeping on our back!
Try sleeping on your side in order to cut down on your snoring.

Carbs for kids?
Experts tell us that kids need at least an intake of 55% of carbs into their
daily diet.

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Articles of the day
Chosen by the Business Desk team

Did you know;
50 Uses For Vinegar

1. Kill grass on walks and driveways.

2. Kill weeds. Spray full strength on growth until plants have starved

3. Increase soil acidity. In hard water: one gallon of tap water
for watering rhododendrons, gardenias, or azaleas.

4. Deter ants. Spray vinegar around doors, appliances, and along
other places where ants are known.

5. Polish car chrome. Apply full strength.

6. Remove skunk odor from a dog. Rub fur with full strength vinegar;
rinse.

Keep cats away. Sprinkle vinegar on areas you don’t want the cat
walking, sleeping, or scratching on.

8. Keep dogs from scratching his ears. Use a clean, soft cloth
dipped in diluted vinegar.

9. Keep chickens from pecking each other. Put a little in their
drinking water.

10. Tenderize meat. Soak in vinegar over night.

11. Freshen vegetables. Soak wilted vegetables in 2 cups of water
and a tablespoon of vinegar.

12. Boil better eggs. Add 2 tablespoons vinegar to water before boiling
eggs.
Keeps them from cracking.

13. Soothe a bee or jellyfish sting. Dot the irritation with
vinegar and relieve itching.

14. Relieve sunburn. Lightly rub white vinegar; you may have to reapply.

15. Condition hair. Add a tablespoon of vinegar to dissolve sticky
residue left by shampoo.

16. Relieve dry and itchy skin. Add 2 tablespoons to bath water.

17. Fight dandruff. After shampooing, rinse with vinegar and 2 cups
of warm water.

18. Soothe a sore throat. Put a teaspoon of vinegar in a glass of water.
Gargle, then swallow.

19. Treat sinus infections and chest colds. Add 1/4 cup or more
vinegar to the vaporizer.

20. Feel good. A teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of
water, with a bit of honey added for flavor, will take the edge off
your appetite and give
you an overall healthy feeling.

21. Deodorize the kitchen drain. Pour a cup down the drain once a week.
Let stand 30 minutes and then flush with cold water.

22. Eliminate onion odor. Rub on your fingers before and after slicing.

23. Clean and disinfect wood cutting boards. Wipe with full strength
vinegar.

24. Remove fruit stains from hands. Rub with vinegar.

25. Cut grease and odor on dishes. Add a tablespoon of vinegar to
hot soapy water.

26. Clean a teapot. Boil a mixture of water and vinegar in the teapot.
Wipe away the grime.

27. Freshen a lunchbox. Soak a piece of bread in vinegar and let it
sit in the lunchbox over night.

28. Clean the refrigerator. Wash with a solution of equal parts
water and vinegar.

29. Unclog a drain. Pour a handful of baking soda down the drain and add
1/2 cup of vinegar. Rinse with hot water.

30. Clean and deodorize the garbage disposal. Make vinegar ice
cubes and feed them down the disposal. After grinding, run cold water
through.

31. Clean and deodorize jars. Rinse mayonnaise, peanut butter, and
mustard jars with vinegar when empty.

32. Clean the dishwasher. Run a cup of vinegar through the whole
cycle once a month to reduce soap build up on the inner mechanisms
and on glassware.

33. Clean stainless steel. Wipe with a vinegar dampened cloth.

34. Clean china and fine glassware. Add a cup of vinegar to a sink
of warm water. Gently dip the glass or china in the solution and let dry.

35. Get stains out of pots. Fill pot with a solution of 3
tablespoons of vinegar to a pint of water. Boil until stain loosens
and can be washed away.

36. Clean the microwave. Boil a solution of 1/4 cup of vinegar and
1 cup of water in the microwave. Will loosen splattered on food and
deodorize.

37. Dissolve rust from bolts and other metals. Soak in full strength
vinegar.

38. Get rid of cooking smells. Let simmer a small pot of vinegar
and water solution.

39. Unclog steam iron. Pour equal amounts of vinegar and water into
the iron’s water chamber. Turn to steam and leave the iron on for 5
minutes in an
upright position. Then unplug and allow to cool.
Any loose particles should come out when you empty the water.

40. Clean a scorched iron plate. Heat equal parts vinegar and salt
in a small pan. Rub solution on the cooled iron surface to remove
dark or burned stains.

41. Get rid of lint in clothes. Add 1/2 cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle.

42. Keep colors from running. Immerse clothes in full strength
vinegar before washing.

43. Freshen up the washing machine. Periodically, pour a cup of
vinegar in the machine and let in run through a regular cycle no
clothes added).
Will dissolve soap residue.

44. Brighten fabric colors. Add a 1/2 cup vinegar to the rinse cycle.

45. Take grease off suede. Dip a toothbrush in vinegar and gently
brush over grease spot.

46. Remove tough stains. Gently rub on fruit, jam, mustard, coffee, tea.
Then wash as usual.

47. Get smoke smell out of clothes. Add a cup of vinegar to a bath
tub of hot water. Hang clothes above the steam.

48. Remove decals. Brush with a couple coats of vinegar. Allow to soak
in.
Wash off.

49. Clean eyeglasses. Wipe each lens with a drop of vinegar.

50. Freshen cut flowers. Add 2 tablespoons vinegar and 1 teaspoon
sugar to flower water.

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A Gaston Bedard contribution

How to Deal with Liquid Spilled in a Keyboard

By Dan Gookin from Troubleshooting Your PC For Dummies, 3rd Edition

The worst thing that can happen to the keyboard is water damage, such as
spilled coffee or juice. This type of mishap may not ruin the keyboard, but
it depends
on the type of keyboard, whether it’s mechanical or magnetic.

The first thing you should do after spilling liquid into the keyboard is to
detach it. If you’re using a USB keyboard, simply unplug it. The older PS/2
connector keyboards shouldn’t be disconnected without turning off the PC
first.
Otherwise, by disconnecting the PS/2 connector, you may accidentally damage
the keyboard connection circuitry or the PC’s motherboard. That’s a bad
thing.

After removing the keyboard, try to give it a bath. Fill a washtub with
cold,
soapy water. Immerse the keyboard in the water and give it a few good
shakes.
Then let the keyboard drain on a towel. Let it sit overnight or until it’s
completely dry – typically, overnight.

The next day, after the keyboard is dry, attempt to plug it back into the PC
and
see whether it can be used. Often, the keyboard recovers just fine. If not,
replacement keyboards are cheap.

Of course, none of this applies to a laptop keyboard. If you spill liquid
in a laptop keyboard, you got liquid in the whole dang thing. Off to the
laptop
repair shop or laptop replacement store you go!

Mechanical keyboards are more expensive than their magnetic and membrane
cousins. They do, however, stand a greater chance of being cleaned by using
the water-immersion method.

Cheaper keyboards use magnets and membranes to make the keys connect. In
that case, immersing the keyboard to clean it may render the thing useless.
Of
course, it was probably rendered useless immediately after you spilled
coffee into it, so the point is moot.

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-deal-with-liquid-spilled-in-a-keyboard.html?cid=dn_article

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From the pages of Donna’s travel diary
Subway stations in Toronto

If you ever have the chance to travel on the subway in Toronto, then you
might as well brace yourself for a challenging experience. Not only will
you encounter tons of folks walking and running in every direction but you
will also encounter all kinds of other obstacles.

For someone who is vision impaired, I have had the opportunity to travel on
this subway in different ways. That is, I did it when I had functional
vision and now I continue to do it as someone with almost no vision. I use
my vision to help me navigate heavy traffic in the subway stations. I use
it to help me cope and I use it to help me pack huge packages of patience
as I prepare to travel on the Toronto subway.

I am afraid that it is only going to get more challenging with time. Of
course, you can choose the times when traffic is at its lowest if you have
that option or opportunity to do so.

Let’s say between 10 am and 2 pm would be the best times to travel as freely
as you can. Trust me when I tell you that it is a pure luxury when you as a
vision impaired person can travel without too much trepidation.

Once you understand how the lines go; from East to West and from North to
South, you can find your way around quite easily. The lines are quite long
but that’s how it is for a large city like Toronto. Stops are announced as
the subway arrives at each station and this helps a lot. Seats are quite
comfortable and if you are unable to find a seat then you need to hang onto
one of the many poles in the subway.

You may or may not find a good samaritan who would be willing to give up
their seat for you as a vision impaired person. It all depends on whether
or not their heads are either buried in a book or their eyes are glued to an
i device or that airbuds are stuck in their ears.
I’m Donna J. Jodhan enjoying my travels.

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Welcome to the Apple Vis newsletter for April 2019

If you are in the market for something to help you save time while at the
same time pop a problem; then you have come to the right place.
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Welcome to the April 2019 edition of AppleVis Unlimited, our monthly series
which aims to highlight 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. For easier navigation, the major sections of this post are at
heading
level 3, and each individual item is at heading level 4.

…. New and Noteworthy App Entries

1. AutoMounter (macOS, US$9.99)
AutoMounter is a sleek and powerful menu item for automatically mounting
your
network shares, ensuring that your shares are always mounted when you need
them.

Features

* Automatically mounts SMB / AFP / NFS / WebDAV / (FTP is read-only)
* Supports multiple NAS appliances, with server discovery
* Advanced rule matching against WiFi SSIDs and more
* Wake-on-LAN to unavailable servers

Pro Settings (in-app purchase)

* Open apps and files when a share mounts
* Mount in /Volumes and other custom locations (requires Helper App)

Current Version: 1.6.2 (March 19, 2019)
Read? AutoMounter’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information [2]?
https://www.applevis.com/apps/mac/utilities/automounter
Visit? AutoMounter’s App Store page [3]?
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/automounter/id1160435653?mt=12

2. Boxed: Bulk Quality Essentials (iOS, Free)
Boxed delivers the groceries and household products you love in bulk, for
the
lowest prices, so your home always feels complete.

Shop anytime from your mobile phone or tablet and get access to hundreds of
carefully-selected pantry, home, kids’, office and school essentials without
paying a membership fee.

Get free shipping and enjoy ultra fast delivery straight to your doorstep.
So whether you’re stocking up on your favorite snacks or in need of a
constant supply of toilet paper, get more of what you need and love for less
and enjoy that amazing feeling of being all set.

*Boxed is currently available in the contiguous 48 states.

Current Version: 2.7.6 (April 28, 2019)

Read? Boxed: Bulk Quality Essentials’ AppleVis App Directory entry for more
information [4]?
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/shopping/boxed-bulk-quality-essentials
Visit? Boxed: Bulk Quality Essentials’ App Store page [5]?
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/boxed-bulk-quality-essentials/id664657494?mt=8

3. Ebates Rakuten: Get Cash Back (iOS, Free)

Get Cash Back rewards at your favorite stores! Get unbeatable shopping deals
and save with promo codes & coupons from Ebates.

Save money and sign up for a FREE account – it’s easy! Explore deals,
shop at 2,500+ stores AND earn Cash Back when you buy. You’ll also get a $10
Welcome Bonus!

3 reasons you’ll love the Ebates app:

* Shop & save: Earn up to 40% Cash Back
* 2,500+ stores: eBay, Walmart, Amazon, Macy’s, Sephora, Lyft rides,
Grubhub, DoorDash & many more!
* Buy best brands: Access offers on best-selling brands

Rakuten savings help you buy the things you want & save at the same time.
Earn money with your vacation, find the best discount deals at your favorite
stores and shop clothes from top brands.

Current Version: 5.7.0 (April 19, 2019)

Read? Ebates Rakuten: Get Cash Back’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more
information [6]?
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/shopping/ebates-rakuten-get-cash-back
Visit? Ebates Rakuten: Get Cash Back’s App Store page [7]?
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ebates-rakuten-get-cash-back/id723134859?mt=8

4. Rocket (macOS, Free With In-App Purchases)

Mind-blowing emoji on your Mac.

Rocket is now the world’s first emoji picker for blind people!

The fastest, smoothest Slack-style emoji picker for your Mac

* Access to every emoji through the shortcut window
* Pick your favourite skin tone
* Light and dark themes

We’ll never nag you to upgrade, but if you want to step up your emoji
game…

Pro

* Scroll and search your way through every emoji in the Search & Browse
window
* Use Rocket to send and store gifs, images, and memes
* Set custom emoji shortcuts and add your own emoji

Current Version: 1.5 (March 28, 2019)

Read? Rocket’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information [8]?
https://www.applevis.com/apps/mac/utilities/rocket
Visit? Rocket’s website [9]?
https://matthewpalmer.net/rocket/emoji-for-blind-people.html

5. Samplism (macOS, US$59.99)

Samplism is a revolutionary audio file organizer that helps you quickly
organize, search and preview your audio samples.

[Key Features]

1) Automatic Tag Matching
2) Navigate Audio Samples with Tags and Auto Tags
3) Manual Tag Matching
4) User-Defined Tags
5) Organize Audio Samples with Folders
6) Advanced Sample Player
7) Simplism: the Samplism mini player
8) Export Audio Samples
9) Import Third-Party Library (* Logic Pro X and Ableton Live supported)
10) Working with DAWs
11) Working with Audio Units
12) Built for Mac

Current Version: 1.6.3 (March 24, 2019)

Read? Samplism’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information [10]?
https://www.applevis.com/apps/mac/productivity/samplism
Visit? Samplism’s App Store page [11]?

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/samplism/id1034950576?mt=12&ign-mpt=uo%3D8

6. Simply NFC (iOS, Free With In-App Purchases)

Simply NFC is the most powerful and simple NFC reader available. Simply tap
the “Read NFC” button to start scanning for NFC tags and then place the
back of your phone to the tag. It’s that simple! No external hardware
required (requires iPhone 7 or above)! The tag content will be read, stored
in your history, and opened automatically on the device with the appropriate
app
or function. With configured tags, you can even trigger HomeKit scenes that
were preconfigured in the Home app!

To read NFC tags even faster, you can launch the scanning through 3D touch
quick actions by hard pressing on the app icon, or changing a setting to
have
the NFC reader start when opening the app.

Have a bunch of tags? Enable Multi-Scan mode and scan all of them in one
session to view all the results at once.

One can also export the scanned history to txt tab delimited, csv comma
delimited, or csv tab delimited files. Useful for tracking events!

Want to ask Siri to start scanning a tag? iOS 12 users now have access to
Siri
Shortcuts to have Siri scan a single or multiple tags.

Want a widget or iMessage extension? Simply NFC has a widget which allows
quick access to scanning tags and viewing your history and an iMessage
extension which allows easy sharing of your history.

Current Version: 1.70 (April 12, 2019)

Read? Simply NFC’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information [12]?
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/utilities/simply-nfc

Visit? Simply NFC’s App Store page [13]?
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/simply-nfc/id1262550712?mt=8

All recent app entries posted to AppleVis can be found at:

iOS [14]
https://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=ios_app_directory
Mac [15]
https://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=mac_app_directory
Apple Watch [16]
https://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=apple_watch_app_directory
Apple TV [17]
https://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=apple_tv_app_directory

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