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Guideline 7: Orientation issue

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>
Date: Fri, 01 Oct 1999 11:06:43 -0700
Message-Id: <4.1.19991001105658.00b23100@staff.uiuc.edu>
To: w3c-wai-au@w3.org
I think one other issus in authoring tools is orientation.  How does the
user know what options are currently available?  

For example: 

1. Are they editing an element, attribue or content?

2. Where are they in the document tree?

3. I think there are some more, but these are the ones I came to mind off
the top of my head.

I don't see this issue mentioned in the guidelines, but I think some type
of mention of this issue is important.

I would recommend adding a guideline or some checkpoints related to "Allow
users with disabilities to remain oriented to the authoring tool functions
and document they are editing".

Jon

Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Chair, W3C WAI User Agent Working Group
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
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