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Re: A proposal for changing the guidelines

From: Robert Neff <robneff@home.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 23:41:07 -0500
Message-ID: <001601bf8f01$d8574340$59b10f18@alex1.va.home.com>
To: "Scott Luebking" <phoenixl@netcom.com>, <unagi69@concentric.net>
Cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
is there a standard keyboard access list?  but i think the answer is no.  if
not then whose responsibility is this?  we cannot have different access
lists - this is a nightmare for implementation and developers!

----- Original Message -----
From: Scott Luebking <phoenixl@netcom.com>
To: <phoenixl@netcom.com>; <unagi69@concentric.net>
Cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2000 9:06 PM
Subject: Re: A proposal for changing the guidelines

> Hi,
> Observation:  A blind person starting to use a new page can have an
> experience similar to entering an unknown room.  In each case, the blind
> person has to kind of "grope" around to get a sense about what is there.
> The problem with this exploration is that they can miss things or give
> up too soon.
> Javascript approach:  If the browser supports Javascript, have the web
> page designed for blind users assign a key to displaying an alert box
> listing the main semantic sections of the web page.  At the very
> begining of the page there can be a brief note mentioning the key and
> describing its purpose.  The advantage to using the key is that the
> blind user can be looking at any place on the page and just pop up the
> alert box without moving from the current location on the page.
> Non-javascript approach:  If the browser does not support Javascript,
> have the web page designed for blind users list the page's key semantic
> sections at the beginning of the page.  An advantage to putting the list
> at the beginning of the page is that the user knows where the location
> without needing to search through the page.
> Scott
Received on Wednesday, 15 March 2000 23:42:11 UTC

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