A DAY of exciting doubles culminated last evening with the Guyanese pair of Jody-Ann Blake and Trenace Lowe battling to a second-place finish in the final of the Women’s doubles, a part of the 61st Senior Caribbean Table Tennis Championships, which is currently being played at Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.Along with silver from Lowe and Blake, the host nation recorded two more medals yesterday. Lowe and Christopher Franklin finished with a Mixed doubles bronze after making it to the semi-final of that competition. Joel Alleyne and Nigel Bryan finished with a bronze in the Men’s doubles.Both bronze medal games were close battles. The two Guyanese captains, Lowe and Franklin, had the best chance of advancing to another final.The pair were actually ahead at 10-8 in the fifth set, but the Dominicans, Esmerlyn Castro and Isaac Vila, rallied back to close the game at 12-10. Incidentally, the same pair won the finals of the competition later in the night against Cubans Livan Martinez and Carrazana Fonseca.Jody-Ann Blake (right) goes for the kill during the women’s final last night.In the quarter-final, Franklin and Lowe had defeated the Barbados pair of Mark Dowell and Anthonette Riley (11-5, 11-6, 11-6).Guyana’s other strong teams in the competition were knocked out in the quarterfinals. Dominicans Santos Emil and Eva Brito defeated Bryan and Blake 3-1, while Joel Alleyne and Nathalie Cummings lost to Martinez and Fonseca by a similar margin.Meanwhile the pair of Bryan and Alleyne lost to Emil Santos and Samuel Galvez 3-1 in the Men’s semi-finals last night.The visitors stormed to an 11-6 win in the opener, but then the Guyanese pair, led by a pumped-up Alleyne rallied back to score six unanswered points.They closed that game at 11-6 after leading 9-3. In the third game, the home team led briefly before the Dominicans stormed back to an 11-7 win. The visitors looked set to finish the match with the score at 10-6 in the fourth game, but the local pair rallied back and scored three unanswered points before an unforced serving error by Bryan ended the battle.In the final, Dominicans Brito and Castro (who had just finished the Mixed doubles final) were able to muscle past Lowe and Blake 3-0 (11-6, 11-7, 11-8).Today the competition continues with the U-21 and Masters competitions.
Koa11y: test web page accessibility by Martin Brinkmann on May 19, 2017 in Software – 2 commentsKoa11y is a free cross platform desktop program that allows you to test any publicly accessible website for accessibility issues.Designed primarily for webmasters and web developers, it can be used by anyone to check for accessibility issues on websites.The program itself is portable, and runs on all Windows versions from XP onward, on OS X 10.6 and above, and on various Linux distributions and editions.After you extract the program on your desktop, you may run it right away. The interface makes the program dead simple to use as all options are accessible on the page that opens.Koa11y reviewThere is a couple of things that you need to fill out to run a test. First, the URL of the web page that you want to test, and second, the standards format that you want to use for that test.Then you need to click on the “copy the console code” button to copy some code to the clipboard. You need to load the website in your browser of choice then, open the Developer Tools of that browser, and run the code on the console.If you use Google Chrome, you’d hit F12 to open the Developer Tools, switch to Console then when the tools open, paste the copied code from the Clipboard using Ctrl-V, and hit the Enter-key to run it.The output is copied to the Clipboard automatically, and you need to paste it in the field in the Koa11y program window.Once that is out of the way, hit the run button to run the accessibility test on the website.Note that you have several optional settings as well. The program uses the domain name as the file name, and HTML as the default format. If you plan to check multiple pages of a domain, you need to modify the file name to reflect that as existing files will be overwritten.You can also switch from HTML output to one of the other supported formats: CSV, JSON, Markdown, or XML.Another option that you have is to change the standards format from WCAG2AA to WCAG2A, WCAG2AAA, or Section 508. You can read up on the different standard formats on the W3 website. As far as the WCAG2A, WCAG2AA and WCAG2AAA are concerned, they build up on each other. For WCAG2AA conformity, you’d need to meet all Level A and Level AA criteria for instance.The last option that you have is to change the output directory for the report.The first thing that Koa11y does is prompt you for identifying text alts under images on the site. You state basically whether those are descriptive or not.You may open the file directly if you have saved it as HTML. The program separates its findings into errors, warnings and notices, and it is usually a good idea to work on the errors first before taking a closer look at warnings or notices.Koa11y offers actionable advice which is good. It may for instance warn you that you should use semantic markup to mark emphasized or special text.Closing WordsKoa11y is a handy program for webmasters and web developers for the most part. It helps identify accessibility issues on websites, and fix those issues using the advice the program offers.Summary12345 Author Rating5 based on 4 votes Software Name Koa11ySoftware Category DevelopmentLanding Page https://open-indy.github.io/Koa11y/ Advertisement