The first in what I hope is a series of simple techniques to get around problems that at first sight might seem impossible. I like to say that everything is possible given a bit of thought*.
This technique is for when you need to place a background-image more than 100% to the right of the page.
On Monday I went to a demonstration of JAWS screen-reader, that I had heard about through The Web Standards Group discussion list a few weeks ago. It was presented by Steve Green, the director of Test Partners who provide manual testing services (functionality, compatibility and accessibility). Steve had enlisted the help of John (registered blind), who I believe is usually involved in the testing of their clients’ websites/applications, to be the “screen-reader user”.
I found the session extremely interesting and learnt a lot from it. The main thing I wanted to come away with was how to use JAWS myself and to understand how a vision-impaired user would go about browsing a website.
This is going to be a one-off as I don’t want this site turning into MySpace, but this is too funny to let slip by:
It actually made me make an external sound of amusement, rather than laughing inside like I usually do in the office.
I’ve picked this up from ThePickards, who had picked it up from Stephen Lang.
The rules are:
Here is mine…