OK. Well. I was not hungry. Really, I was not.
I’m eating some crow.
After reading my rant about what no longer worked as it once did a very good friend and co-Indie author Abbie Johnson Taylor who uses screen reader technology wrote to me and taught me a few things I did not know.
Well, we are all of us all the time learning, and sighted people cannot know what to tell us screen reader users sometimes because to them things look one way and to us another.
So, what am I nattering on about now?
The reblog button. That’s what.
I never believed it worked because when I pressed it I expected things to change on the screen I was reading.
Who the hell knew that the button it activated was plum at the bottom of the page I was viewing and that once I went there there would be a button with combo boxes of choices and all sorts of things?
I sure did not.
Well, now I have something new to learn to do.
What have I to lose?
Nothing, and once I’ve learned how to do this, who knows, it might just be easier than what I was doing before.
She also told me something else I did not know and did not see a message for.
When one sends a message to WordPress one is supposed to remain on the page and wait for an answer.
Humph! I did not know this either.
Why am I writing all this?
Because if I bitch about something in public, I shall also write an apology in public.
One more thing.
WordPress could do just a tad bit better with its instructions for persons using accessibility features.
That having been said if there are specific instructions hidden on instruction island somewhere that someone knows about could someone mark my map with an X?
Excuse me. The feathers are tickling.
Well, thanks everyone, I’ll just be going now, I need to go and study my new-found knowledge.
Could someone pass me a bottle of wine?
Thanks to Abbie Johnson Taylor for all your help.
Speaking of Abbie, we need not let this post go to waste.
So, in thanks to you Dear Abbie (Did I just write that?)
Well, erm? in thanks to Abbie for all her help, how about having a look at her wonderful work? Because she has helped me out of a jam and saved yall from days of my ranting, it’s the least we could do.
So, here’s Abbie.
Announcing a new nonfiction book:
My Ideal Partner: How I Met, Married, and Cared for the Man I Loved Despite Debilitating Odds (Copyright July 2016 / 275 pages in the print edition)
by Abbie Johnson Taylor
In September of 2005, Abbie Johnson, visually impaired, married Bill Taylor, 19 years her senior and blind. Three months later, he suffered the first of two strokes that confined him to a wheelchair. Using prose and poetry, the author tells the story of how she met, married, and then cared for Bill for six years, detailing both happy and sad times. My Ideal Partner is for sale in e-book ($3.99) and print ($11.95) from Amazon, CreateSpace, and Smashwords. More details and buying links are on the author’s website: http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com/
Abbie Johnson Taylor lives in Sheridan, Wyoming, where she writes full time. She is the author of three other published books: a romance novel and two volumes of poetry.
My Ideal Partner was edited and produced by David and Leonore Dvorkin, of Denver, Colorado. For details of their services, please see http://www.dvorkin.com/epubhelp/