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Table of contents –
1. From our 10 tips on technology series
2. From the pages of Donna’s travel diary
3. A bit of this and a bit of that from Donna’s did you know diary
4. From the scam watchers


From our 10 tips on technology series

Hello everyone:
Welcome to my 10 tip series where each month I’ll be sharing 10 tips on various pieces of technology.
This would include tips on popular screen readers, office software, and browsers.
If you have any suggestions on what you would like me to share then by all means! Write to me at donnajodhan@sterlingcreations.ca.
For this month:
10 tips for learning Jaws

what are 10 tips for learning jaws
JAWS (Job Access With Speech) is a popular screen reader software used by individuals with visual impairments to interact with computers and access digital content. Learning to use JAWS effectively can greatly enhance a visually impaired person’s computer usage experience. Here are 10 tips to help you learn JAWS:
Explore Basic Navigation:

Learn the JAWS navigation commands, such as using the arrow keys to move around text and navigating headings, links, and lists.
Master Keyboard Commands:

Familiarize yourself with essential keyboard commands, such as reading characters, words, lines, and paragraphs. This will help you interact with various types of content.
Practice Regularly:

Consistent practice is key to mastering JAWS. Regular usage will help you become more comfortable with its commands and navigation techniques.
Use JAWS Help:

JAWS has built-in help documentation that can be accessed by pressing INSERT+F1. This is a valuable resource for looking up commands, troubleshooting issues, and learning advanced features.
Learn Application-specific Commands:

Different applications might have specific JAWS commands. Spend time learning how to navigate and interact with your most frequently used applications, like web browsers, word processors, and email clients.
Customize JAWS Settings:

JAWS offers a range of customizable settings, from speech rate and voice pitch to verbosity level. Adjust these settings to suit your preferences and needs.
Utilize JAWS Training Materials:

Freedom Scientific, the company behind JAWS, offers training resources including tutorials, webinars, and documentation. These materials can help you delve deeper into JAWS functionality.
Join Online Communities:

Online forums and communities, such as those on social media or specialized websites, can be excellent places to ask questions, share experiences, and learn from other JAWS users.
Practice Web Browsing:

Web browsing is a common task, so practice navigating websites, interacting with links, and using JAWS-specific commands like listing headings or forms.
Be Patient and Persistent:

Learning any new technology takes time. Be patient with yourself and recognize that there might be challenges along the way. Don’t be afraid to revisit commands and practice regularly.
Remember that JAWS is a powerful tool that can significantly improve your digital accessibility, so investing time and effort into learning it thoroughly will be rewarding.


From the pages of Donna’s diary
What is your emergency kit?

We are now living in a travel world whereby losing one’s luggage is becoming more and more of a reality. I learned this only too well when I traveled to Portugal in the Spring of 2022.

A growing number of travelers have decided to take over stuffed carry on luggage onto the aircraft so that they would not need to worry about losing their luggage. I for one however still prefer to pack my suitcase but here are some things that you can stuff into your carry on in order to defend against lost luggage.
Keep in mind that this little kit should be able to keep you going for a day or two until you retrieve your lost luggage or you are able to buy replacements.

First, make sure that those little things you take conform to the size limit.
Toothpaste and tooth brush.
Hair brush.
Hand or body lotion.
Body wash.
A change of clothes.
Razor blades if necessary.

This should be enough to keep you fresh and clean as you wait for your luggage to be delivered
I’m Donna J. Jodhan enjoying my travels.

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A bit of this and a bit of that from Donna’s did you know diary
January 2024
A bit of this and a bit of that from Donna’s did you know diary
Award winning sight loss coach, author and advocate

Welcome to my Donna’s did you know diary for January and pleased to share the following with you.

Here’s what I learned for this month.
• Using foil when warming food
Using foil to warm food is a very useful and time saving tip.
Wrap food in foil before putting it to warm in your toaster oven.

• A tip on frying or scrambling eggs:
First, put a splash of oil and a small gob of butter in your frying pan.
Second, make sure that oil and butter are well mixed in.
Then turn the heat on high
Next when the oil and butter mixture start to heat up, turn the heat to low
And then pour in your egg mix.
Finally cook according to your choice of either scrambling or frying.

• And here is what I learned this month about the honey bee!
“Bees are very social insects, and mutual feeding seems to be the order of their existence. The workers feed the helpless queen, who cannot feed herself. They feed the drones and, of course, they feed the young. They seem to actually enjoy this social act. One bee always seems ready to feed another bee, even if that bee is from a different colony. The bee has been aptly described as busy.

To produce one tablespoon of honey for our toast, the little bee makes 4,200 trips to flowers. A worker bee will fly as far as eight miles in search of nectar. He makes about 10 trips a day to the fields, each trip lasting 20 minutes and covering 400 flowers. To produce just one pound of clover honey, the bee must visit 56,000 clover heads. Since each head has 60 flower tubes, a total of 3,360,000 visits are necessary. In the end, that worker bee will have flown the equivalent of three times around the world. And they never sleep!

The impact of the honeybee on your food goes beyond honey. This little wonder of God’s creation is responsible for 80 percent of all insect pollination; if it didn’t do its job it would significantly decrease the yield of fruits and vegetables.
• And a tip on how to use flour
If you store flour in the fridge, best to use it as follows:
Remove flour from the fridge, let stand for about half hour or so, then use.
Do not use the flour while it is still cold.
Best to use it at room temperature.

• Some suggestions to deal with an upset stomach!
In a glass of warm water, add a few drops of Angastura bitters.
Or you can have a candy ginger piece of candy.
And here are 2 other suggestions:
A glass of Ginger ail,
A glass of coke but make sure that it is flat,
A cup of hot lemon tea,
Or a cup of hot ginger tea.

• Something interesting about Granny smith apples
They are the best for baking because they are firm and have a tart flavour.

• About apple juice
Good to drink when you have a cold.
Either warm or cool.

• Having problems removing rings from fingers or bangles from hands or wrists?
Just apply a healthy amount of hand cream or hand soap and voila!
It will come off with consummate ease!


From the scam watchers

Tell tale signs of a scammer
If you receive an email with badly worded English grammar or mispellings, then we guarantee that it is from a scammer.
Or if you receive an automated phone call, this is yet another tell tale sign.
Finally, if the phone call is from a person with a heavy accent then this too is a tell tale sign.
Especially so if the caller’s English is difficult to comprehend.


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