A Review Of The Boston Pizza Restaurant

A review of the Boston Pizza restaurant
By Donna Jodhan
Award winning advocate and sight loss coach

Introduction:
In my humble opinion, this friendly and welcoming restaurant should definitely be given 100% plus for its ambiance but most of all the way they interact with customers with special needs.

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.
Social distancing was maintained to meet the requirements of the ongoing pandemic.

About restaurant staff:
Helpful, accommodating, and they went above the call of duty.

My meals:
Extremely tasty and yummy!

Any suggestions?
Keep up the great service!

To learn more about me as an award winning sight loss coach and advocate visit www.donnajodhan.com
Visit www.donnajodhan.com and access the coach page to learn about the services that I offer; affordable

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A More Accessible Cubicle

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:
A more accessible cubicle

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!

Now as a sight loss coach I am helping consumers with sight loss to become more aware of their environment and their requirements and this is helping companies to have a better understanding of how they need to plan and execute their initiatives.

There is no doubt that with the challenges of Covid, we all need to think about what is going to make a cubicle more accessible moving forward and here are some suggestions.
* If you can, design your cubicle so that social distancing can be adhered to.
* One of the important things to remember is that your cubicle does not have to take pattern after the mainstream cubicle in the workplace.
* That is, your cubicle could be set up in your home, even in your back yard, in your driveway, and in your home office.
* You need to find the appropriate place to set up your cubicle.
* Make sure that you stock your cubicle with such things as hand sanitizers, wet wipes, and disinfecting sprays.
* Make sure that your cubicle has enough space to accommodate persons with mobile devices; wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and so on.
* Make sure that your cubicle has enough air circulation.

I know that it may not always be possible to adhere to this but these are only some important suggestions for you to keep in mind.

To contact me please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca
I’m Donna J. Jodhan (sight loss coach and accessibility advisor)

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Straight From the August Apple Online newsletter Notable New Apps

Welcome to the August 2022 edition of AppleVis Unlimited, our monthly newsletter which highlights what’s new and noteworthy
on the AppleVis website. Below, you’ll find a selection of the best content posted to AppleVis by members of the community –
from new app entries, to app updates, to the latest news and podcasts.
We are pleased to highlight the newest apps.
…. New and Noteworthy App Entries

1. Banish: Block Popups in Safari (iOS/iPadOS, US$1.99)
Banish is an ultra-efficient Safari Extension that removes annoying “Open in App” banners and other dark patterns on the web. Block annoying popups and save valuable screen real estate!
PRIVATE: Banish does not collect or store any of your data – nothing leaves your device.
FAST: The app performs the minimal, necessary changes to block popups and free up screen space.
SIMPLE: It’s as easy as downloading the app and enabling it in Safari settings. No maintenance needed.
MODERN: Banish is written in Apple’s latest programming paradigm Swift UI and Safari Extension functionality.
TINY: The app download is about one megabyte.

Current Version: 1.17 (August 29, 2022)
Read Banish: Block Popups in Safari’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
<https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/safari-extensions/banish-safari>
Visit Banish: Block Popups in Safari’s App Store page
<https://apps.apple.com/us/app/banish-for-safari/id1632848430>

2. Medieval Fantasy RPG (iOS/iPadOS, Free With In-App Purchases)
If you like old-school D&D-style RPG games where you make the choices for the main character, this is for you! Play a wizard, a succubus, and a rogue in this epic series of text-based games.
Here, old-school doesn’t mean primitive. There are hundreds of achievements to uncover—from the silly and surprising to the epic. As you make choices, stats go up and down, with rarely an “instant death”. You have ready options for going back on choices while gripping you with a sense of suspense and challenge.
Current Version: 3.0.41 (May 19, 2022)
Read Medieval Fantasy RPG’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information <https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/medieval-fantasy-rpg>
Visit Medieval Fantasy RPG’s App Store page
<https://apps.apple.com/us/app/medieval-fantasy-rpg/id1480160894>

3. Möbius Sync (iOS/iPadOS, Free With In-App Purchases)
Möbius Sync brings Syncthing to your iPhone or iPad, allowing you to synchronise selected files between iOS devices and other devices supported by Syncthing, without the need for any cloud service.
Supports multiple folders and multiple remote devices. Files can be added to and retrieved from shared folders via the Files app.
Uses the open-source Syncthing engine internally.
Usage is free up to 20MB. Unlimited file sync is available for a one-time purchase.

Current Version: 1.18.4 (November 9, 2021)
Read Möbius Sync’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
<https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/productivity/m-bius-sync>
Visit Möbius Sync’s App Store page
<https://apps.apple.com/us/app/m%C3%B6bius-sync/id1539203216>

4. Pitch Black A Dusklight Story (iOS/iPadOS, US$5.99)
A narrative driven exploration game. Close your eyes and listen. Uncover. Choose. Fight. All within the dark and eccentric sound world of Pitch Black.
This is the first instalment of a six episode saga, and featuring [b]around one hour of gameplay[/b] with features for replay-ability.
The world of Dusklight is bleak yet filled with character. The last remaining capital city of a post-apocalyptic wasteland remains in the grips of a deceitful church and tyrannical corporations. With the aid of a unique Auditory Zoom mechanic you will uncover the mysteries of Dusklight.
Choices matter, choose to listen and explore, choose to charge and fight, choose the dark or the light. Pitch Black subtly adapts to how you want to play it, and you’ll experience different aspects of the narrative depending on how you play.
Fight your past, fight for your future, with the choices you make and if you choose to, with your bare hands. Using a unique audio combat mechanic unlike anything you’ve played before.
Don’t want to fight? You always have a choice, you can sneak by, or run from enemies. Experience the stealth mechanic here.

Current Version: 1.1 (August 10, 2022)
Read Pitch Black A Dusklight Story’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information <https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/pitch-black-dusklight-story>
Visit Pitch Black A Dusklight Story’s App Store page
<https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pitch-black-a-dusklight-story/id1614516158>

5. Sleep When I Sleep (watchOS, Requires Subscription)
SWIS is a wearable App that alerts you that you are falling asleep & if not dismissed will pause audio playback.
Audiobook & podcast users know that it is almost impossible to find your place once you have fallen asleep and play has continued.
Here is what you will love about SWIS for iOS:
* It is so easy to use.
* SWIS detects that you are falling asleep & sends you an alert through the watch. We recommend that you stop audio playback when alerted. However, should you feel that you are not falling asleep and dismiss it the App will reset at a less sensitive level and alert you should it again detect sleep.
* SWIS uses health data from your Apple Watch to determine that you are falling asleep. For accuracy, this data updates throughout the day.
* Simply open SWIS on your watch when you are listening to audio and press Start. When alerted or when finished press Stop.

Current Version: 1.0.1 (July 25, 2022)
Read Sleep When I Sleep’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
<https://www.applevis.com/apps/watch/utilities/sleep-when-i-sleep>
Visit Sleep When I Sleep’s App Store page
<https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sleep-when-i-sleep/id1473060489>

5. Truecaller: Block spam calls (iOS/iPadOS, Free With In-App Purchases)
Identify and block spam calls or SMS, search for unknown numbers, call and chat with friends. With a community-based spam list from over 300 million users, Truecaller is the only phone app you’ll ever need.
AVOID ANNOYING SPAM CALLS & SMS
* Automatically identify spam, fraud and Robocalls before you pick up
* Filter unwanted calls and SMS
* The leading spam call blocker for iPhone

Current Version: 12.2 (August 29, 2022)
Read Truecaller: Block spam calls’ AppleVis App Directory entry for more information <https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/utilities/truecaller-block-spam-calls>
Visit Truecaller: Block spam calls’ App Store page
<https://apps.apple.com/us/app/truecaller-block-spam-calls/id448142450>

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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Hot Tips On A Bit Of This and That – Time Savers of

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 2022

In this issue:

General tips
Articles of the day
* Uses For Alka-Seltzer
From the pages of Donna’s travel diary
award winning sight loss coach and author
* Traveling according to Covid

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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.

Some useful tips on Alexa
Courtesy of Donna

A.) For a dash of fun, ask Alexa for a spicy joke.
Just say, “Alexa, tell me a spicy joke.”

B.) Now you can anticipate potential rain or snow occurring later in the day.
Just say, “Alexa, turn on rain and snow alerts.”

C.) Did you know Alexa can set a music timer? Just ask for music — or nature sounds — for a set period of time, and she’ll stop when the time is up.
Just say, “Alexa, play nature sounds for 30 minutes.”

D.) Ask Alexa to play podcasts from your choice of provider, including Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, Pandora, and Audible:
Just say, “Alexa, play a meditation podcast.”

E.) Did you know Alexa is Multilingual? Alexa will respond to your question in the language you spoke:
Just say, “Alexa, speak Spanish.”

With a huge thanks to Melanie Mama Peach

1) Best Of Helpful Hints: The Best Of Hints
For The Bathroom: Ceramic Tile:
* Turtle Wax (car wax) is an excellent tile cleaner and refinisher. Rub in well with a soft cloth, let stand for 10 minutes. Do not let it dry too thoroughly. Polish with a clean cloth or better yet, buff with an electric buffer. Your tiles will sparkle like new.
* Try cleaning with a solution of sal soda concentrate, the strength depending on the extent of the soil. To the stubborn cracks, apply the sal dry with a stiff brush.
* Clean the recessed spaces between tiles with an ordinary typewriter eraser or rub with a white nail pencil.
* Make a paste of baking soda and bleach and scrub with a small brush.
* Also, before you start cleaning the bathroom walls, fill the tub with the hottest tap water available. Dirt loosened by steam will come off faster.
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2) Best Of Helpful Hints: The Best Of Hints
For The Bathroom: Clogged Shower Head
* If your shower head is clogged from lime and mineral deposits, try boiling it in 1/2 cup white vinegar and 1 quart of water for 15 minutes or so. For plastic shower heads, soak in a hot vinegar and water solution.

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3) Best Of Helpful Hints: The Best Of Hints
For The Bathroom:
To Remove Mildew From Shower Curtains
* To prevent mildew on shower curtains, soak in a solution of salt water before hanging them for use.
* Use baking soda to remove mildew from a small area.
* For more extensive stains, wash in hot suds, followed by a rubbing with lemon juice. Dry in the sun.
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4) Best Of Helpful Hints: The Best Of Hints
For The Bathroom: Two Excellent Cleaners
* To save time and money while providing the best shine possible to your bathroom fixtures, use an old cloth which has been slightly dunked in kerosene. Kerosene removes scum from the fixtures, including the outside of the toilet bowl. The odor will only remain for a few minutes.
* Spray tile and fixtures with Spray & Wash (laundry soil and stain remover) liberally. Rub with cloth for a beautiful shine.
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5) Best Of Helpful Hints: The Best Of Hints
For The Bathroom:
Shower Stall Film
* Rub lightly with a plain piece of dry fine steel wool (not the soap filled variety). Try a patch first to be sure it isn’t scratching your tile. If it is, you should use a finer piece of steel wool. As you scour the tile, you will see the scum coming right off. Wash down after the job is completed.
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6) Best Of Helpful Hints: The Best Of Hints
For The Bathroom:
Shower Stall Film
* Rub lightly with a plain piece of dry fine steel wool (not the soap filled variety). Try a patch first to be sure it isn’t scratching your tile. If it is, you should use a finer piece of steel wool. As you scour the tile, you will see the scum coming right off. Wash down after the job is completed.
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7) Best Of Helpful Hints: The Best Of Hints
For The Bathroom: Other Bathtub And Sink Cleaners
* Lighter fluid will usually remove the most stubborn dark stains.
* If your bathtub has yellowed, rub with a solution of salt and turpentine to restore the whiteness.
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8) Best Of Helpful Hints: The Best Of Hints
For The Bathroom: Grimy Shower Mat
* Clean with a small brush dipped in kerosene and warm water.
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9) Best Of Helpful Hints: The Best Of Hints
For The Bathroom:
Removing Rust Stains
* Rub with a paste of Borax and lemon juice.
* Make a paste of cream of tartar and hydrogen peroxide. Spread over the rust stain and then add a drop or two of household ammonia. Allow this to remain in place for 2 to 3 hours.
* Rust on the tile will usually yield to kerosene.
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10) Best Of Helpful Hints: The Best Of Hints
For The Bathroom:
Toilet Rings
* Rub with a paste of Borax and lemon juice.
* Make a paste of cream of tartar and hydrogen peroxide. Spread over the rust stain and then add a drop or two of household ammonia. Allow this to remain in place for 2 to 3 hours.
* rub with a fine grade of sandpaper. If the rings are years old, try wet sandpaper, available at hardware stores.
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11) Best Of Helpful Hints: The Best Of Hints For The Bathroom:
Glass Shower Doors
* For soap and water marks, rub with a sponge dampened in white vinegar.
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Articles of the day
Chosen by the Business Desk team

Uses For Alka-Seltzer
1. Clean a toilet.
Drop in 2 tablets, wait 20 minutes, brush, and flush. The citric acid and effervescent action clean vitreous china.
2. Clean a vase.
To remove a stain from the bottom of a glass vase or cruet, fill with water and drop in 2 tablets.
3. Polish jewelry.
Drop 2 tablets into a glass of water and immerse the jewelry for 2 minutes.
4. Clean a thermos bottle.
Fill the bottle with water, drop in 4 tablets, and let soak for an hour (or longer, if necessary).
5. Remove burned-on grease from a pot or pan.
Fill the pot or pan with water, drop in 6 tablets, let soak for 1 hour, then scrub as usual.
6. Unclog a drain.
Clear the sink drain by dropping 3 Alka-Seltzer tablets down the drain followed by a cup of Heinz White Vinegar. Wait a few minutes, then run the hot water.
7. Get short-term relief from nicotine withdrawl symptoms.
As long as you’re not on a low-sodium diet or have peptic ulcers, drink 2 tablets dissolved in a glass of water at every meal.
8. Soothe insect bites.
Dissolve 2 tablets in a glass of water, dip a cloth into the solution, and place the cloth on the bite for 20 minutes.

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From the pages of Donna’s diary
Traveling according to Covid

I think that Covid/Pandemic restrictions or requirements are going to be with us for the foreseeable future whether or not we want to admit it and for a blind/vision impaired traveler it would mean that we as a community need to remember certin important things.
Here are some of the important things that I believe we need to keep in our mind as we travel.

Masks; we need to remember to wear them and to keep in mind that communicating through a mask will be a challenge as we struggle to make ourselves heard and to hear what others are communicating to us

Social distancing; if we travel on our own it will continue to be a challenge for us and we would need to ask for some additional help from agents and customer service reps.

Hand sanitizing; it may be best for us to bring along our own hand sanitizers so that we would not need to ask for assistance to locate the public hand sanitizers.
Bookings; when making our bookings and whether or not we travel alone or with a sighted partner, we need to ensure that airline, rail, and bus companies are aware that we are blind/vision impaired and that we would need additional assistance as per the covid/pandemic restrictions/requirements. There are some companies whose restrictions/requirements may not be as strict as others so we need to be prepared.

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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The Sterling Creations August Helpful Tips

Helpful tips for August 2022

In this issue:

General tips
Articles of the day
* Uses For Alberto V-O5 Conditioning Hairdressing done
From the pages of Donna’s travel diary
award winning sight loss coach and author
* How opened are our international borders?

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

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

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

Important tips on Alexa
Courtesy of Donna
A.) Speaker groups allow you to play music, podcasts and news on multiple Echo devices at once, providing a Multi-room audio experience.
Just say, “Alexa, move my music to the kitchen.”

B.) Set a reminder with Alexa so you don’t forget family plans.
Just say, “Alexa, remind me to join my family call on Sunday.”

C.) Streamline your day with Featured Routines in the Alexa app. Routines are like ready-made shortcuts — or you can easily create your own Routines from scratch, limited only by your imagination!
Just say, “Alexa, enable the Good Morning Routine.”

D.) Personalize your Flash Briefings by choosing providers that report on the entertainment, business, sports, and local news that you care about most.
Just say, “Alexa, play Flash Briefing.”

E.) Transform your apprentice knight into a powerful paladin, and battle evil forces like Dark Tower Knights and terrifying Dark Forest orcs.
Just say, “Alexa, start Knight Manager.”

With a huge thanks!
Tips from Melanie Mama Peach

1) Best Of Helpful Hints: The Kitchen
Baking With Ease:
Avoiding Soggy Pie Crusts
* Brush the pie crust with the beaten white of an egg, then sprinkle lightly with flour.
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2) Best Of Helpful Hints: The Kitchen
Baking With Ease: Easy Tips For Light Flaky Crusts
* Use very cold shortening.
* Use about one-third as much shortening as flour.
* Mix crust the day before baking and leave in refrigerator.
* Roll pastry lightly, using as little flour as possible.
* Roll from the center of dough out and up. Not back and forth.
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3) Best Of Helpful Hints: The Kitchen
Baking With Ease: Even Brown Crusts
* Brush Lightly with milk, just before popping into the oven.
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4) Best Of Helpful Hints: The Kitchen
Baking With Ease: Making The Crust With Ease
* Dampen the countertop with a little water. Smooth a large piece of waxed paper onto the area, with the waxed side up. Flour the paper and roll out the crust with ease. The paper will not slip.
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5) Best Of Helpful Hints: The Kitchen
Baking With Ease: How To Make A Heart-Shaped Cake
* First, make a round cake and a square cake. Cut the round cake in half. Then, turn the square cake so the corners face you, and it appears to be a diamond shape rather than square. Place each half of the round cake on the two upper most sides of the diamond and you now have a perfectly heart-shaped cake.
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6) Best Of Helpful Hints: The Kitchen
Baking With Ease: Five Equal Pie Pieces
* Cut a “Y” in the pie and then cut the two large pieces in half. You will then have 5 pieces exactly the same size.
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7) Best Of Helpful Hints: The Kitchen
Baking With Ease: Making A Moist Cake
* Always put a shallow pan of water in the oven while the cake is baking. Then, the heat will not rob moisture from the cake.
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8) Baking With Ease: Setting The Icing
* Before freezing an iced cake, pop it in the freezer for 15 minutes to set the icing, then wrap the cake and put it back in the freezer.
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9) Best Of Helpful Hints: The Kitchen
Baking With Ease: Smooth Cake Slices
* To get smooth slices and avoid crumbling when slicing fresh cakes, dip your knife in a glass of cold water.
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10) Best Of Helpful Hints: The Kitchen
Baking With Ease: Eliminating The Cake Air Bubbles
* Before baking a cake, rap pans sharply on countertop before placing in oven.
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11) Best Of Helpful Hints: The Kitchen
Baking With Ease: Baking Bread In The Summer
* If your air conditioning prevents your bread from rising, try this: place the bread in your oven. The warmth inside the oven (pilot light and gas ovens, electric light in electric ovens) will give just enough heat to make the bread rise properly.
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11) Best Of Helpful Hints: The Kitchen
Baking With Ease: Guaranteed Yeast Doughs
* Yeast doughs are guaranteed to rise properly if you set the bowl of yeast on an electric heating pad which is set on low. Place a piece of foil between the bowl and pad.
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Articles of the day
Chosen by the Business Desk team

Uses For Alberto V-O5 Conditioning Hairdressing
1. Prevent silver from tarnishing.
Apply a thin coat of Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing with a soft cloth to clean, polish, dry silver candlesticks, picture frames, silver sets, and other decorative items. Wipe off excess leaving behind a very thin,
virtually invisible, protective coating. V-O-5’s organic protectants actually prevent tarnishing.
2. Remove a ring stuck on a finger.
Rub on a little Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing, then hold your hand up toward the ceiling to drain the blood from the area, and slide off the ring.
3. Make cleaning up after painting or doing a messy auto grease job easy.
Lightly coating your hands with Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing before painting or fixing the car, allows you to clean them off afterward without harsh solvents.
4. Soften your feet.
Before going to bed, coat your feet with Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing and put on a pair of socks.
5. Prevent spray paint from sticking in your hair.
Before spray painting, slick a dab of Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing the size of a quarter over your hair so you can wash away the paint more easily.
6. Prevent static electricity in your hair.
Comb a dab of Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing through your hair.
7. Protect your scalp during a permanent.
Rub some Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing into the scalp before giving yourself a perm.
8. Minimize drying out your hair in a chlorinated pool.
Rub a long dab of Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing through your hair before taking a swim.
9. Prevent hair coloring from dying your skin.
Dab a little Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing on your forehead and around the hairline and ears to help keep the color from staining your skin.
10. Remove makeup.
A dab of Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing on a tissue or cotton ball gently removes makeup.
11. Glitter your face for a holiday party.
Rub in a little Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing onto your cheeks, then dust lightly with glitter.
12. Moisturize your face.
Rub in a little Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing in the lines around your eyes to help prevent dry lines.
13. Remove an adhesive bandage painlessly.
Rub in a little Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing into the bandage wings, wait a few minutes, then peel off.
14. Soothe chapped lips and skin.
Rub in a small amount of Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing.
15. Soothe your legs after shaving.
Rub some Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing into your skin after the bath or shower to make your legs feel velvety smooth.
16. Make zippers glide easily.
Rub a little Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing into the teeth of the zipper.
17. Condition leather.
If you’re all out of mink oil, substitute Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing.
18. Protect leather shoes and boots from winter salt and ice.
Rub in Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing.
19. Shine vinyl and patent leather shoes.
Rub in a little Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing, then buff.
20. Protect your dog or cat’s paw pads.
Rub in a little Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing before sending your pet outdoors.
21. Prevent shoes from squeaking.
Give squeaky shoes a coat of Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing.
22. Detangle and shine a dog’s coat.
Comb in a small amount of Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing.
23. Prevent cat hair balls and static electricity on your cat’s coat.
Rub in a little Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing. (Don’t worry if your cat licks its fur; Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing is natural and non-toxic.)
24. Shine a horse’s hooves.
Rub in a little Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing.
25. Prevent a leather saddle from drying out.
Rub in a little Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing.
26. Detangle a horse’s mane and tail.
Brush in a little Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing.
27. Stop windows from sticking in their tracks.
Lubricate the tracks with a little Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing.
28. Lubricate pipe joints.
A thin layer of Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing on pipe connections will make them fit together more easily.
29. Prevent nuts and bolts from rusting together.
Lubricate the nuts and bolts with a dab of Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing before screwing them together.
30. Prevent tools from rusting.
Give your tools a light coat of Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing.
31. Stop a faucet from screeching.
Remove the handle and stem, coat both sets of metal threads with Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing, and replace.
32. Stop refrigerator racks from sticking.
Coat the edges of the racks with a thin layer of Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing so the racks glide easily.
33. Prevent squeaky door hinges.
Apply a little bit of Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing.
34. Lubricate furniture drawers.
Rub in a little Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing on the casters of drawers so they slide open and shut easily.
35. Keep shower curtains gliding easily.
Apply a thin coat of Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing to the curtain rod.
36. Prevent sliding doors on a medicine cabinet from sticking.
Rub a little Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing onto the glides.
37. Clean wooden knick-knacks and other wood objects.
Lightly coat the wood with Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing, then buff.
38. Avoid splattering paint on windows, hinges, doorknobs, and lock latches.
Coat them with Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing to prevent paint from adhering to the surfaces. After painting, wipe clean with a cloth.
39. Hide scratches on wood furniture.
Put a dab of Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing on a clean, soft cloth, then buff the spot.
40. Prevent wood paneling from drying out.
Just rub on Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing with a clean, soft cloth, and buff well, giving the paneling a soft glow.
41. Remove candle wax drippings from candlestick holders.
Coat the candlestick holders with Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing before inserting the candles.
42. Make a stainless steel sink sparkle.
Shine the sink with a dab of Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing on a soft cloth.
43. Shine chrome faucets, handles, and car bumpers.
Put a little Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing on a soft, dry cloth and buff lightly.
44. Clean plant leaves.
Apply a small dab of Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing to the leaves with a soft cloth.
45. Break in a baseball glove.
Rub the center of the glove with Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing, place a baseball in the glove, fold the mitt around it, and secure with rubber bands. Tuck the glove under a mattress overnight.
46. Lubricate roller skates, skateboard wheels, and bicycle chains.
Use a dab of Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing.
47. Prevent a sailboat’s spinnaker pole fittings from jamming or sticking.
Lubricate with Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing.
48. Make golf clubs shine.
Clean the shafts with a dab of Alberto V-O-5 Conditioning Hairdressing on a clean cloth.

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From the pages of Donna’s diary
How opened are our international borders?

Some may say not very opened while others may say that things have returned to quite a bit of normalcy. For me as someone who is blind/vision impaired, I would say that it can be viewed as a mixed bag.

True it is that several countries have lifted a large number of restrictions but there are still some that continue to be hesitant to do so.

I believe that for me the degree of an opened international border depends on whether or not I still need to complete any sort of test in order to enter a country. will determine for me how opened the border is.

I would definitely continue to wear a mask, sanitize, and do my best to social distance when traveling internationally. I will continue to seek as much assistance as I can when traveling and this may hinder my ability to travel because it is not certain how much assistance either airlines or airports can or are willing to render.

Neverthe less, I will strive to continue traveling whenever I can.
More persons are traveling but it is difficult to ascertain if travelers with disabilities are starting to travel more.

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
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A Review of the Sketchers Store at the Bridlewood Mall

A review of the Sketcher’s store at the Fairview Mall
By Donna Jodhan
Award winning advocate and sight loss coach

Introduction:
I am never happy whenever I feel it necessary to give a review that is not very favourable but in this case I sincerely hope that a store with this type of profile will take note.
So here goes.

So how would I rate their services? With 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest, here are my ratings.
Service desk assistance – 2.5
Assistance for customers with special needs – 2
Assistance at store – 2

Remarks :
Staff at this store were not very interested in assisting.
Instead, my friend and I actually had to request assistance and even at that they seemed tired and uninterested.
Additionally, they were a bit discourteous.

About store staff:
Not customer service oriented

Any suggestions?
I urge head office to take a serious review of this store’s services and how its staff interacts.

Contact info:
I regret to share that this store was closed in June 2022.

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

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Hot Tips from the Sterling Creations Business Desk Team

Helpful tips for July 2022

In this issue:

General tips
Articles of the day
* All You Need to Know About Turmeric Ginger Tea
From the pages of Donna’s travel diary
* When travel apps are inaccessible

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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.

From Melanie with huge thanks –
Subbstitutions
31. Molasses
1 cup honey can be substituted for 1 cup molasses. (and vice versa), Note: flavor will be affected.

32. Mustard, Dry
1 tablespoon prepared mustard can be substituted for 1 teaspoon dry mustard.

33. Mustard, Prepared
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard plus 2 teaspoons vinegar can be substituted for 1 tablespoon prepared mustard.

34. Oil
1 cup melted butter, margarine or shortening can be substituted for 1 cup oil. Note: Recipe results may vary. Texture and appearance may be affected.

35. Onion
1/4 cup instant minced onion, flaked onion OR 1 teaspoon onion powder can be substituted for 1 cup (1 medium) chopped onion.

36. Poultry Seasoning
1/4 teaspoon ground thyme plus 3/4 teaspoon ground sage can be substituted for 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning.

37. Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon plus 1/4 teaspoon ginger and 1/8 teaspoon EACH nutmeg and cloves can be substituted for 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice.

38. Shortening
1 cup butter or margarine can be substituted for 1 cup shortening. When using shortening in place of butter or margarine, 1 tablespoon milk or water for each 1/2 cup shortening used may need to be added. DO NOT substitute vegetable oil for shortening when recipe calls for melting the shortening.

39. Sour Cream
1 cup plain yogurt can be substituted for 1 cup sour cream.

40. Sugar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar can be substituted for 1 cup sugar. Note: Flavor will be affected somewhat.

41. Sugar, Light Brown
1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar and 1/2 cup sugar can be substituted for 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar. (Slight flavor differences will occur.)

42. Sweet Potatoes
1 (18-ounce) can vacuum-packed sweet potatoes can be substituted for 1 (23-ounce) can sweet potatoes, drained.

43. Tomato Sauce
3/4 cup tomato paste plus 1 cup water can be substituted for 1 cup tomato sauce.

44. Wine
1/2 cup fruit juice can be substituted for 1/2 cup wine in desserts. 1/2 cup chicken broth can be substituted for 1/2 cup wine in savory recipes.

Some Alexa tips from Donna
Hey Alexa
A.) You can delete your voice interactions with Alexa by visiting Alexa Privacy Settings or by saying, “Alexa, delete what I just said” or “Alexa, delete what I said today” or “Alexa, delete everything I’ve ever said.”
B.) If you ever wonder why Alexa responded in a certain way, you can ask and Alexa will provide a short explanation about the response to your last voice request. Just say, “Alexa, why did you do that?”
C.) Want to know what Alexa heard you say? Just ask and Alexa will read back your most recent voice request. Just say, “Alexa, tell me what you heard.”
D.) In addition to visiting Alexa Privacy Settings or the Alexa app, if you’ve enrolled in voice ID, you can also say, “Alexa, update my privacy settings” to change your settings by voice. Just say, “Alexa, how can I manage my voice recordings?”

 

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Articles of the day
Chosen by the Business Desk team

All You Need to Know About Turmeric Ginger Tea

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Turmeric ginger tea is made by brewing turmeric powder and ginger root together in hot water. Both of these ingredients are normally used individually for their nutritional and medicinal effects, but they become even more powerful when they?re combined together. Let?s take a look at the health benefits of turmeric ginger tea:

1. Promotes Good Heart Health

Ginger and turmeric both have the power to lower cholesterol levels, particularly LDL cholesterol. This type of cholesterol is responsible for plaque deposition in the arteries and blood vessels, which can increase the risk of suffering a heart attack or a stroke.

2. Boosts Cognition

This particular benefit comes from the ginger in this tea. The unique combination of antioxidants in turmeric ginger tea stimulates neural activity, increases focus and reduces beta-amyloid plaque deposition.
Ginger also has anti-inflammatory effects on brain tissue.

3. Has Analgesic Properties

Curcumin and gingerols, which are the two most significant active ingredients in turmeric ginger tea, can relieve pain throughout the entire body. These analgesic properties are in addition to their anti-inflammatory properties, which can relieve joint pain and muscle discomfort.

4. Prevents Cancer

The progression of various types of cancer has been shown to slow down when consuming ginger, with particular reference to gastrointestinal cancers.
Curcumin is a powerful antioxidant compound that reduces oxidative stress and free radical formation in the body.

5. Bolsters Immune System

Turmeric ginger tea is an excellent immune system aid. If you have a weak immune system and frequently come down with colds, this tea might be the solution for you. Furthermore, turmeric ginger tea also assists the body?s healing process and eliminates underlying infections.

6. Promotes Healthy Skin

Inflammatory skin conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema, can be treated with turmeric. The gingerols found within turmeric ginger teas have strong antibacterial and antioxidant properties that protect the skin from infection. Other benefits include new cell growth stimulation and the prevention of aging.

7. Aids Digestion

Ginger can help to settle the stomach, reduce nausea and promote healthy digestion thank to its strong anti-inflammatory properties. It can also eliminate cramping and bloating, which can in turn eliminate symptoms of constipation. In fact, it?s often used to treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ulcerative colitis and acid reflux disease.

8. Regulates blood sugar

Ginger and turmeric are both known for their abilities to regulate blood sugar in their own right, but those effects are increased significantly when they?re combined in a tea. Turmeric ginger tea prevents dangerous fluctuation in blood sugar levels by keeping glucose and insulin levels balanced.

How to Make Turmeric Ginger Tea

Ingredients

? 1 cup of water (filtered)
? 1 teaspoon of grated fresh ginger root ? 1 teaspoon of grated fresh turmeric root ? 1 teaspoon of honey ? 1 teaspoon of black pepper

Method

1. Boil the water in a saucepan or pot.

2. Add the grated turmeric and ginger to the water, then turn the heat down to a simmer.

3. Allow the mixture to stand for 10-15 minutes.

4. Strain the tea into a teapot.

5. Add black pepper and honey and enjoy!

Correct Turmeric Ginger Tea Consumption

This tea is an extremely potent mixture, so all you need to drink to reap all of the health benefits outlined above is one cup per day. Although consuming more than that each day is not dangerous, doing so will exacerbate the risk of experiencing side effects.

The Side Effects of Turmeric Ginger Tea

? Interacts negatively with diabetes and high blood pressure medications.
Also has anticoagulant properties, meaning that it can interfere with blood-thinning medications.
? Exacerbates gallbladder and kidney stone issues by increasing uric acid levels in the blood.
? Ginger and turmeric allergies can cause skin irritation headache, nausea, dizziness and swelling of the tongue, lips or throat.
? Not good for pregnant or breastfeeding women. The tea?s medicinal effects can be dangerous to them.
? Can cause gastrointestinal problems when consumed excessively. Limit intake to just one cup per day.

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From the pages of Donna’s diary
When travel apps are inaccessible

One of the biggest barriers that I have had and continue to face is when a travel app is not accessible or usable. When I expect an app to function adequately but alas! There are problems.

On the whole, most travel apps are extremely accessible but with the pandemic dictating how we present information to border services agents, we need to ensure that especially these types of apps are made accessible so that we do not have to depend on sighted assistance or most importantly it takes away unwanted stress.

With the need to be more aware of what types of outlets are close to where we are located, the need for accessible apps is even more acute. As mentioned above, these types of apps are generally very accessible and I can only hope that this trend continues.

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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Making A Career Through The Use Of Sound Evaluation

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 through the use of sound 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!

Now as a sight loss coach I am helping consumers with sight loss to become more aware of their environment and their requirements and this is helping companies to have a better understanding of how they need to plan and execute their initiatives.

I truly believe that the Covid choke hold has enabled many of us to start thinking outside the box and this may be a career for many to consider. Additionally, it is a career that can fit all sizes so to speak.

It can be for anyone and for any age and it could sure benefit those who have an acute sense of hearing.
I think that as a sound evaluation technician, you can help many folks to do such things as enhance their music, enrich their commercials, add benefits to compositions, and so much more.

This is what I call thinking outside the box and I strongly encourage you to give this some thought.

To contact me please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca
I’m Donna J. Jodhan (sight loss coach and accessibility advisor.)

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From the Apple Online July Newsletter

Welcome to the July 2022 edition of AppleVis Unlimited, our monthly newsletter which highlights what’s new and noteworthy
on the AppleVis website. Below, you’ll find a selection of the best content posted to AppleVis by members of the community –
from new app entries, to app updates, to the latest news and podcasts.
We are pleased to highlight the newest apps.
…. New and Noteworthy App Entries

1. Accessible Sudoku (iOS/iPadOS, US$0.99)
Play huge grids on small devices.
In this version you can
* Choose to play 4,9,16 or 25 grid sizes.
* Choose the number of cells to fill in.
* Choose the zoom level.
Features
* The 4 grid size has over 280 patterns.
* The 9,16 and 25 grid sizes have 20,000 patterns
* Designed to be played offline.
* No in-app purchases.
* Built to be easy to play but hard to put down.
* Simple clean interface.
* 100% VoiceOver compatible.

Current Version: 1.0.3 (July 18, 2022)
Read Accessible Sudoku’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information <https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/accessible-sudoku>
Visit Accessible Sudoku’s App Store page
<https://apps.apple.com/us/app/accessible-sudoku/id1594352197>

2. Apollo for Reddit (iOS/iPadOS, Free With In-App Purchases)
Apollo is a beautiful Reddit app built for fast navigation with an incredibly powerful set of features. Thanks to features like the Jump Bar, fully customizable gestures, and a super-charged Media Viewer, browsing Reddit has never been this amazing.
It’s created specifically with iOS design guidelines in mind, so it fits right at home on your device, and with input from thousands of Redditors helping sculpt and perfect it over several years before launching:
* Jump Bar, for super-fast hopping between subreddits
* Super-charged Media Viewer for an amazing experience viewing images, GIFs, videos, albums , and more from a variety of sources.
* Tabbed interface for easy navigating
* Incredibly powerful Markdown composer for writing comments and posts
* Full inline Imgur uploading, both images and albums
* Large or compact posts depending on your preference
* Dark mode (can be automatic)
* Fully customizable gestures
* Safari View Controller for browsing articles and links
* Inline previews of media in comments
* 3D Touch support
* Beautifully organized Inbox
* Filtering and blocking
* Face ID / Touch ID / Passcode lock
* Moderator features
* Tons of settings to tweak
* GIF scrubbing to go backward and forward in time
* Multiple accounts
* Powerful search
* Full Markdown rendering
* Unobtrusive Volume Indicator
As well as much, much more and it’s constantly evolving. If you have anything you’d specifically like to see, come to the ApolloApp subreddit and we’d love to hear it!

Current Version: 1.13.1 (May 22, 2022)
Read Apollo for Reddit’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
<https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/news/apollo-reddit>
Visit Apollo for Reddit’s App Store page
<https://apps.apple.com/us/app/apollo-for-reddit/id979274575>

3. Spelling Queen Pangrams (iOS/iPadOS, Free With In-App Purchases)
A whole world of words, in just 7 letters!
* Find the pangram; be the spelling queen
* 4000+ unique 7-letter games
* Word counts & hints
* Customizable English dictionary
App version of the popular game, with many added features like the option to play together with friends & family on your Wi-Fi!
* Each 7-letter game is generated on the fly by algorithm. There are over 4000 unique 7 letter games to play!
* Work your way up from Novice, to Brilliant, to Mastermind, and on to win! There are only two rules to finding words and winning the game: words must be at least 4 letters long, and words must always use the center letter.
* Some games have only 10 words to find, to win the spelling game… other ones have over 50 words! Use Help to get a word count that will tell you how big the challenge is, see how many you’ve found, and get hints. There’s now also a Game of the Day which is the same for everyone, everywhere.
* Each game has at least one pangram – a word that uses all 7 of the game’s individual letters. Some games have more than one!
* The game’s word list is a partial English dictionary of the most frequently used words that have 7 or fewer unique letters. In your game, you can customize your own personal word list! Here’s how it works: if you enter a word that is in the English dictionary but is not in the game’s list, you can add that new word to your own list. That new word will be included in future games, no matter which of your iCloud devices you are playing on!

Current Version: 2.6 (May 25, 2022)
Read Spelling Queen Pangrams’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information <https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/spelling-queen-pangrams>
Visit Spelling Queen Pangrams’s App Store page <https://apps.apple.com/us/app/spelling-queen-pangrams/id1591639792>

4. UniChar — Unicode Keyboard (iOS/iPadOS, Free With In-App Purchases)
UniChar is a powerful yet beautiful Unicode character app and keyboard that allows you to quickly find, type, and work with special symbols.
UniChar features thousands of symbols organized neatly into categories as well as a complete Unicode table.* You can quickly search for the symbol you’re looking for by name or by drawing, type symbols in any app with the custom keyboard, and collect your favorite symbols to access them even quicker.
For developers, UniChar is an efficient tool to work with Unicode code points and HTML entities. Revamp your workflow with Universal Clipboard – copy on your iPhone, paste on your Mac. Or use UniChar alongside other apps with Multitasking support on iPad.

Current Version: 7.5 (May 31, 2022)
Read UniChar — Unicode Keyboard’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information <https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/reference/unichar-unicode-keyboard>
Visit UniChar — Unicode Keyboard’s App Store page
<https://apps.apple.com/us/app/unichar-unicode-keyboard/id880811847>

5. Unmute – Phone call assistant (iOS/iPadOS, Free With In-App Purchases)
Unmute lets your phone talk for you, on the phone!
With Text-To-Speech you can program sentences you want your phone to speak out loud. Also over the phone!
This can be helpful for people who are mute (can’t / don’t talk) or if you have other speech impediments.
The user on the other side of the line will hear the sentences spoken out loud by your phone through the call.
Features:
* Create your own custom sentences
* Favorite sentences are grouped together for easy use
* Change the gender of the voice
* Works in lots of languages

Current Version: 1.9 (August 19, 2021)
Read Unmute – Phone call assistant’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information <https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/utilities/unmute-phone-call-assistant>
Visit Unmute – Phone call assistant’s App Store page
<https://apps.apple.com/us/app/unmute-phone-call-assistant/id1562494315>

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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A Review of the Windfield Restaurant

A review of the Windfield restaurant
By Donna Jodhan
Award winning advocate and sight loss coach

Introduction:
I am delighted to share that this restaurant has managed to keep its business rolling despite the trauma of the pandemic and has done it very well and successfully.

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.
Patio service was top class.

About restaurant staff:
They were friendly, welcoming, and extremely helpful and accomodating.

My meals:
Yummy, delicious, and very tasty!
There was a lot to choose from!

Any suggestions?
Keep up the wonderful work!

Contact info:
Situated in North York Ontario
To learn more about me as a sight loss coach visit www.donnajodhan.com

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