On Sunday, for the second year in a row, Romeo Edmead and I will be attending a New York Giants football game. We’ve been granted access into the Press Box and will watch as the Giants play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 1:00pm, Eastern Time.
With the help of our web consultant, I’ve made some behind-the-scenes updates to the website that will allow us to offer a true live blog of the game. The live blog will have its own web address–which I will give you below–and will automatically update as we give a play-by-play account of the game. Romeo and I spent some time yesterday testing the site to make sure that everything works, and I’m happy to say that your experience should be greatly improved over last year. Just as a side note, Romeo tested the site using JAWS.
To follow our live blog this Sunday, go to http://www.matildaziegler.com/2012/09/13/giants-vs-buccaneers-live-blog before the game. When you first visit the page, select the link “Skip to main content” at the very top. This will send you past all of the other headline links and right to the live blog. You will then hear the title of the live blog, which will be “Giants vs. Buccaneers Live Blog.” This will be followed by “September 16, 2012, filed under Uncategorized. Comments Off.” That last bit is simply information included about when the live blog began.
After you hear, “Comments Off,” arrow down and you will then be in the live blog where content will automatically update. Each new live blog entry will be added on top of the others and will have a time stamp in 24 hour format. So, 1:00pm will be read as “13.00.” Likewise, 1:15pm will be read as “13.15,” and so on. Use these time stamps to determine which of the entries is the most recent. While testing, Romeo said that it was very simple to navigate through the entries. Simply read the entry and arrow up every few seconds to see if a new one has arrived. If you hear new content, continue to arrow up until you hear the most recent time stamp and read from there. You will not need to manually refresh the webpage, as all of the entries will appear automatically as we add them to the site.
Romeo and I will be making some pregame comments, so start following along around 12:45pm, Eastern Time, if you’d like to get some information about the upcoming game.
We’re both really excited to offer this game in a much better format for you all and I hope that you enjoy following along. Again, the link to visit is: http://www.matildaziegler.com/2012/09/13/giants-vs-buccaneers-live-blog and we will begin coverage around 12:45pm, Eastern Time.
If anyone has any questions, feel free to email me at email@example.com
Ross Hammond, Editor