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Issue 681 - Mousekeys and keyboard support

From: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2004 18:13:24 -0400
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To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

Issue 681 [1] is a question from Greg Lowney who interprets "operable via a 
keyboard or keyboard interface" [2] to mean that if the user's operating 
system has mousekeys the author does not need to do anything to the content.

If this is likely to be a common interpretation, I propose adding a note to 
the guideline that says, "Keyboard and keyboard interface does not include 
mouse emulators such as mousekeys."

If this is not likely to be a common interpretation, I can respond to Greg 
and clarify the intent with him.

Cleaning up the examples (issues 381 [3] and 702 [4]) should further 
clarify the intent.


[1] <http://trace.wisc.edu/bugzilla_wcag/show_bug.cgi?id=681>
[2] <http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-WCAG20-20040311/#keyboard-operation>
[3] <http://trace.wisc.edu/bugzilla_wcag/show_bug.cgi?id=381>
[4] <http://trace.wisc.edu/bugzilla_wcag/show_bug.cgi?id=702>

wendy a chisholm
world wide web consortium
web accessibility initiative
Received on Friday, 30 April 2004 18:35:20 UTC

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