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Re: User Interface Context

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 15:33:09 +0200
To: Andi Snow-Weaver <andisnow@us.ibm.com>
Cc: "Hoffman, Allen" <Allen.Hoffman@HQ.DHS.GOV>, "Bailey, Bruce" <Bailey@Access-Board.gov>, Peter Korn <peter.korn@oracle.com>, "public-wcag2ict-tf@w3.org" <public-wcag2ict-tf@w3.org>
Message-id: <D019B738-5CB1-4EE0-9739-AB37EA7C3EDF@trace.wisc.edu>

On Jul 12, 2012, at 3:16 PM, Andi Snow-Weaver wrote:

> AH: For example when writing this message if I hit alt I get access to an Outlook ribbon, one of which is a tab for help.
> GV:  OK - so that is part of your UI context -- which makes sense because as I look at the page -- those are some of the controls I have immediately available to me.  That I see and are part of the interface available to me. 
> however the help itself is not currently part of the UI context because I have to hit an action key (mouseclick or spacebar or return) to get to the help. 
> AS: But Help is usually non-modal so it's not a different user interface context, right?
GV2:  Right.  it is non-modal so it changes the user interface context but it is not a new user interface context itself.   A MODAL dialog box would be of course.  

> Andi

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