Catch up on Donna J. Jodhan’s news round up for January 2024 – she is definitely on the move!

The Monthly News Round Up For Award Winning Advocate, Sight Loss Coach and Author Donna J. Jodhan

For the month of January 2024


Read about Donna’s external engagements


Major news items can be found here

It’s all about Donna’s major initiatives for this month plus a lot more


For the month of January, Donna engaged in the following activities.

The Leadership Debates commission

Donna carried out the following activities.

*             Reviewed the LDC’s 2023/2024 Accessibility Plan

*             Suggested creative, innovative ways that the 2023/2024 Accessibility Plan can be implemented

*             Provided feedback based on lived experience

*             Suggested people that the LDC can consult with for their 2024/2025 plan

*             Made recommendations on how the LDC can improve on their plan for 2024/2025, and continue to advance


The Canadian Air Transportation security Agency

Donna confirmed that she will be participating in activities with this agency to assist in training CATSA agents across Canada.

Work is scheduled to begin in early March.


Elections Canada

Donna submitted her evaluations on various tool kits to Elections Canada and these will be included when Elections Canada puts these tool kits into full operation.

Workshop Outline for Toolkit 1 – Running in a Federal Election

Workshop Outline for Toolkit 2 – Working in a Federal Election

Workshop Outline for Toolkit 3 – Registering and Voting in a Federal Election

She will also be submitting her feedback on Overview_Directive on Accessibility Exemptions when Selecting a Suitable Polling Place


Working with Janet Perez to offer entrepreneurship tips

Donna has started work on this project and over the coming weeks she will be working with graduates from the Carroll Centre’s screen reader user tester training course to offer tips on entrepreneurship.

Janet has extensive experience teaching children, teens, and adults who are blind or visually impaired. She has worked for the NC Division of Services for the Blind and the Governor Morehead School for the Blind (K-12) where she taught assistive technology, college prep, and career prep classes.


Appearance on Aaron Richmond’s daily podcast Aaron’s opion.

On January 20 Donna appeared on Aaron’s opinion and gave an hour long live interview with Aaron.

She answered several questions ranging from advocacy to her personal opinions on building a better world.

You can listen here

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Appointment to the Air Canada advisory committee

Donna is delighted to announce that she has accepted a three year position to be a part of the Air Canada advisory group on accessibility issues.

(New Customer Accessibility Advisory Committee, consisting of customers with


This position includes attending 4 meetings yearly; 2 virtual and 2 face to face meetings and Donna looks forward to working with her fellow committee members to help make Air Canada one of the top airlines in the world when it comes to providing second to none customer services to persons with disabilities.

You can view the Air Canada press release that was issued on Jan 30 2024.


You can start by taking a tour of Donna’s personal diary by visiting

Donna posts 3 times weekly and her posts gives you great insights into her daily life, challenges, and perspectives as a blind/vision impaired person.


Blogs posted for this month

To the page

What did I learn for 2023

What Did I Learn for 2023?

Through The Eyes Of My Crystal Ball

The Scotia Bank saga – sad and shameful

How big is advocacy? – as big as you want it to be!

How Big Is Advocacy? – As Big as You Want It to Be!


You can also view previous selections here.

Contributions From Founder and Advocate Donna Jodhan


Donna has also posted other articles of interest on her page

for this month.

Donna’s news round up for December 2023

Donna J. Jodhan’s news round up for December 2023

The latest tips from the Sterling Creations team

Time for the latest tips from the Sterling Creations team

Latest news from the Apple Vis online newsletter

A review of the Mountain warehouse

A bit of this and a bit of that from Donna’s latest did you know diary


Catch up with Donna’s expert page at

and for this month

10 tips for learning jaws

Ask an Expert – January 2024 – Ten Tips for Learning JAWS


Read Donna’s author’s tip for this month

Ask an Author – January 2024 – Snow-Covered Trees and Snow Crunching Underfoot

And catch up with previous author’s tips


Read Donna J. Jodhan’s articles on ask the coach for this month

Ask sight loss coach Donna J. Jodhan –

Ask sight loss coach Donna J. Jodhan – how to find special warming plates for the microwave

Special plates for the microwave, where to find roasting bags, where to find freezer bags

Ask sight loss coach Donna J. Jodhan for January – Special plates for the microwave, where to find roasting bags, where to find freezer bags


Read Donna J. Jodhan’s tips and hints for catching up with the coach for this month


See an archive of all of her product reviews at


Listen and catch up with Donna’s shows

“Ask Donna”

Week 1 – ask the blogger

(on bullying;

Tips on entrepreneurship;

Scams and scammers;

Donna’s thought for today;

Week 2 – ask the coach.

Week 3 – ask the home maker.

Week 4 – book and product reviews.

“ask Donna”( )

Ask Donna YouTube Playlist:


“dining with donna”

( )

week 1 – Apricot Almond French Toast

week 2 – Bacon And Eggs Bread Pudding

week 3 – Crustless Spinach Quiche

week 4 – Peach Pancakes

Dining With Donna YouTube Playlist:



Donna has resumed posting to the Access to Information News weekly online newsletter

Sponsored by Mindvault Solutions!

What did I learn for 2023

Through the eyes of my crystal ball

Through The Eyes Of My Crystal Ball – Hoping For Some Shockers And Shakers

The Scotia Bank saga

The Scotia Bank Saga – Shameful And Embarrassing



To learn more about Donna  as an award winning  sight loss coach and advocate plus more visit


That’s it for this month.

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