The challenge is about cultivating 7 habits as a key to better emotional and physical health. One of the habits suggested is, basically, journaling. Hence this blog post, among other verbal emanations.
RantWoman wants to offer her perspective on two of the habits:
Hydration: RantWoman definitely gets enough fluids. RantWoman probably should figure out how much extra liquid she needs if some of the liquid feeding involves RantWoman’s caffeine habits, but RantWoman thinks she has hydration pretty well and consistently taken care of.
Sleep: see this blog post.
That is two of seven, except for the part about what time RantWoman is writing and sleep. Coming up: Exercise, Mobilization, and Food.
For RantWoman, the first healthy habit seems to be complaining about #a11y, electronic accessibility. The short version: RantWoman has worked her way through enough kind of irritating interactions with the website and the Android app to be able to complain publicly about things that Did Not Work. Hallelujah! Many things are MUCH better though there is still room for improvement!
On the way to “it works much better,” RantWoman wants to hug the person who invited her to a team for just saying “I do not know about accessibility.” “I don’t know” is SO much nicer a place to start than another string of comments in RantWoman’s #disabilityinchurch saga. The person who invited RantWoman to join a team is professional who, RantWoman is guessing might consider using this as a tool in her work. But she would have no reason, other than capacity to handle RantWoman sometimes being insufferable, to know anything about how to evaluate accessibility on a new resource. The site has no link explaining any philosophy about accessibility or any attempt to meet standards such as WCAG 2.0. Accessibility novices could use a search engine with the product name and accessibility or the name of accessibility tools. Chances are that approach, if it yields anything at all would yield some links full of techno-babble nearly incomprehensible to non techie accessibility novices.
Enter RantWoman who just does not already have enough opportunities for unplanned accessibility / usability testing in her life, especially opportunities she gets to pay for first. See, automated accessibility testing sometimes tells developers that a site complies with standards but the testing does not detect that a blind user cannot do some really basic task, like completing a purchase to sign up. The Whole Life Challenge signup process worked just fine and RantWoman had already decided the experience would fit into her budget. But prompt responsiveness about RantWoman’s accessibility gripes will definitely cut down the odds that RantWoman will send in a bill to cover free consulting. Positive movement MIGHT even cause RantWoman when she is in a position of recommending tools, as sometimes occurs, to put in a good word for this tool.
As an aside, another detail enhancing humor impairment: RantWoman should probably also mention that the Friendly Neighborhood Center for extreme Computing is in the middle of upgrading to Windows 10, and RantWoman gets to answer questions like “What is this Edge thing?” That Edge thing is of course a browser that people who do not use accessibility tools should definitely check out. However people who try to use Edge with Zoomtext, one of the tools RantWoman uses still get a message saying basically use another browser. Imagine how problems like this affect people just trying to get work done and who did not think a new browser was what they most needed or wanted. There. This concludes today’s excursion on exotic Planet RantWoman #NDEAM