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ATAG2: freehand drawing term

From: Jan Richards <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>
Date: Tue, 02 Feb 2010 15:57:13 -0500
Message-ID: <4B6891A9.20405@utoronto.ca>
To: WAI-AUWG List <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
Hi all,

Here's an issue that's been left hanging:

For "A.3.1.1 Keyboard Access (Minimum): All functionality of the 
authoring tool is operable through a keyboard interface, except for 
freehand drawing@@ (Level A)"...

...we defined the term "freehand drawing" as:
An authoring action in which content is created or modified on the basis 
of continuously recording data (e.g., the location, speed, pressure, 
angle) from a pointing device (e.g., mouse, stylus). Freehand drawing 
does not include other uses of pointing devices, such as setting 
endpoints, drag-and-drop or entering text via a handwriting recognition 
system. Freehand drawing also does not include setting the properties 
(e.g., color, line thickness) of freehand drawn content objects as a whole.

...but there was a feeling on the call that "freehand drawing" had a 
different commonsense meaning. I said I would suggest some replacement 
terms. How about:

- freehand input
- continuous freehand input
- continuous pointing device input

Thoughts? Other suggestions?


(Mr) Jan Richards, M.Sc.
jan.richards@utoronto.ca | 416-946-7060

Adaptive Technology Resource Centre (ATRC)
Faculty of Information | University of Toronto
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