Test cross-browser compatibility.
a. Make sure you have recent versions of at least two current browsers installed on your computer. (See “Hands-On Project 1” in Chapter 1 if you need to download and install a browser.) If possible, have a smartphone or tablet available as well.
b. Browse a variety of web sites. Make sure to view various pages of the sites in different browsers and on different devices.
c. Write a detailed description of how the various sites appear in the browsers you have chosen. Look for text, layout, and graphic inconsistencies.
Test accessibility software
. Download a trial version of one of the following screen reading programs. Navigate to different web sites, and use the tool to read the site. Close your eyes while listening. Write a short essay describing your experience.
a. Jaws (www.freedomscientific.com/downloads/jaws/jaws-downloads.asp)
b. Window Eyes (www.gwmicro.com/Window-Eyes/Demo)