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Re: action item: clarified definition of keyboard interface

From: Doyle Burnett <dburnett@sesa.org>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2004 13:13:35 -0900
To: Michael Cooper <michaelc@watchfire.com>, W3C Web Content <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BC299F7F.1B75%dburnett@sesa.org>

Hi Michael and List -

Michael, here is what I came up with as a very slight tweak to your
definition for "keyboard Interface".  Thanks for letting me collaborate with
you on this item.  My re-write follows:

"Keyboard interface":  On devices that do not have a built-in
or attached keyboards, there is usually an alternate method for
connecting a keyboard to the device for the purpose of entering text.
Allowing control via the "keyboard interface" means that the content could
be controlled through commands issued from the optional keyboard, other
discrete input mechanisms, or by alternate entry methods that are capable of
generating text as if a keyboard had been used.

Doyle

Doyle Burnett
Education and Training Specialist
Multiple Disabilities Program
Special Education Service Agency
dburnett@sesa.org
Www.sesa.org
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On 1/13/04 8:53 AM, "Michael Cooper" <michaelc@watchfire.com> wrote:

> 
> Here's a stab at a clarified definition of a keyboard interface:
> 
> "Keyboard interface":  On devices that do not have a built in keyboard,
> there is usually an alternate method for entering text and/or a method for
> connecting a keyboard to the device.   Allowing control via the "keyboard
> interface" means that the content could be controlled through commands
> issued from the optional keyboard or other discrete input device, or by
> alternate entry methods that are capable of generating text as if a keyboard
> had been used. 
> 
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> Michael Cooper
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