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Slightly OT (was RE: Longdesc change proposal update)

From: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>
Date: Sun, 8 May 2011 21:52:06 -0700 (PDT)
To: "'Silvia Pfeiffer'" <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, "'Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis'" <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Cc: "'Laura Carlson'" <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, "'HTML Accessibility Task Force'" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <04ec01cc0e04$d61dff90$8259feb0$@edu>
Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
> 
> What are "switch users"?
> 

Hi Silvia,

Alternative switching devices to accommodate those with different mobility
impairments, cognitive difficulties or some types of developmental delays:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switch_access

Most frequently these are alternatives to the traditional mouse, and can
take forms such as a foot activated switch or sip & puff devices.

JF
Received on Monday, 9 May 2011 04:52:35 GMT

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