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RE: Vibration API rough draft

From: Hakkinen, Mark T <mhakkinen@ets.org>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2016 19:26:41 +0000
To: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
CC: Katie Haritos-Shea GMAIL <ryladog@gmail.com>, "White, Jason J" <jjwhite@ets.org>, "'Drake, Ted'" <Ted_Drake@intuit.com>, "public-apa@w3.org" <public-apa@w3.org>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Janina Sajka [mailto:janina@rednote.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 3:06 PM
> To: Hakkinen, Mark T <mhakkinen@ets.org>
> Cc: Katie Haritos-Shea GMAIL <ryladog@gmail.com>; White, Jason J
> <jjwhite@ets.org>; 'Drake, Ted' <Ted_Drake@intuit.com>; public-
> apa@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Vibration API rough draft
>
> Hi, Mark:
>
> The APA call participants have asked me to initiate a Call for Consensus
> (CfC) requesting the addition of an Assccessibility Impact" section to the
> Vibration API specification based on the draft Ted Drake provided:
>
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-apa/2016Sep/0017.html

>
> Because we're fairly late with this request, we actually need to turn this
> around fairly quickly. The Advisory Council is requested to vote on advancing
> this specification by end of day Sunday.
>
> I'm not seeing an actual objection in your comments below. Is that incorrect?
> If you think it would be helpful, I would be willing to incorporate a portion of
> your remarks in our CfC.

No objection to what is there. However, I think it important to acknowledge that Vibration has use cases outside of traditional notification.  Please feel free to incorporate what makes sense from my prior email.  I happy to look at whatever you come up with and promise quick turn around.

Mark


>
> Janina
>
> Hakkinen, Mark T writes:
> > Vibration seems generally associated with notifications and not as an
> augmenting modality for enhancing interaction with touch interfaces.  While
> our past research here at ETS (and elsewhere) has focused on vibration as a
> component of touch exploration for graphical information, we have also
> prototyped the use of the vibration API to add feedback to controls, to
> highlight syllabic boundaries in words, etc.
> >
> > One can be certain that as Web developers discover the use of Vibration
> beyond notification, we see a variety of creative applications.  Some will likely
> enhance usability and accessibility, and others will complicate it.
> >
> > I’m happy to discuss this further at TPAC.
> >
> > Mark
> >
> > From: Katie Haritos-Shea GMAIL [mailto:ryladog@gmail.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 12:46 PM
> > To: White, Jason J <jjwhite@ets.org>; 'Drake, Ted'
> > <Ted_Drake@intuit.com>; public-apa@w3.org
> > Subject: RE: Vibration API rough draft
> >
> > Actually this is a really good point Jason. However, it really should not
> lengthy at all….
> >
> > ​​​​
> >
> >
> >
> > * katie *
> >
> > Katie Haritos-Shea
> > Principal ICT Accessibility Architect (WCAG/Section 508/ADA/AODA)
> >
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> >
> > From: White, Jason J [mailto:jjwhite@ets.org]
> > Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 12:44 PM
> > To: Drake, Ted <Ted_Drake@intuit.com<mailto:Ted_Drake@intuit.com>>;
> > public-apa@w3.org<mailto:public-apa@w3.org>
> > Subject: RE: Vibration API rough draft
> >
> > The Vibration API can also be highly valuable for improving the accessibility
> of graphical material by enabling the generation of vibratory haptics on
> devices that support it. Researchers here at ETS and investigators elsewhere
> have successfully explored the effectiveness of vibratory haptics as a means
> of providing non-visual access to diagrams, for example.
> >
> > I think you should note the benefits of the Vibration API for conveying
> information, in addition to its potentially distracting effects.
> >
> > For purposes of a haptics-based Web application, the user shouldn’t have
> to enable the Vibration API whenever the application is loaded – we don’t
> want users to be prompted whenever a page loads that makes use of the
> API. I think the recommended UA implementation should be a configuration
> setting rather than a prompt, or at the very least, a prompt that manipulates
> a stored value retained between sessions.
> > A leading accessibility researcher with considerable expertise in haptics,
> Mark Hakkinen, plans to be at TPAC next week, as do I. We’re both available,
> if desired, to discuss the Vibration API in connection with the work
> mentioned above.
> >
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