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Re: action item: clarified definition of keyboard interface

From: Sailesh Panchang <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 15:37:47 -0500
Message-ID: <005801c3dade$47ff62a0$a201a8c0@deque.local>
To: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Hello List,
This is my version:
"Keyboard interface: is a feature of a device  that allows it to be controlled or text to be entered by connecting a physical keyboard compatible  with it."
 I wish to highlight  that onscreen keyboard interface like on a computer or on a PDA that requires a pointing device does not  comply with the above definition.  I believe this is the intent.
  In earlier versions I object to "as if a keyboard has been used" and am not sure what "content" is being referred to.
  Thanks,
  Sailesh Panchang
  Senior Accessibility Engineer 
  Deque Systems,11180  Sunrise Valley Drive, 
  4th Floor, Reston VA 20191
  Tel: 703-225-0380 Extension 105 
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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Yvette P. Hoitink 
  To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org 
  Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 6:14 PM
  Subject: RE: action item: clarified definition of keyboard interface



  Hello Don, Michael & list,

  Here's my 2 eurocents about Don's version:

  My (small) rewrite of Don's version becomes:
  "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 keyboard or by alternate
  entry methods that are capable of generating text as if a keyboard had been
  used.

  Yvette Hoitink
  CEO Heritas, Enschede, The Netherlands
  E-mail: y.p.hoitink@heritas.nl 


  > -----Original Message-----
  > From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org 
  > [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Doyle Burnett
  > Sent: dinsdag 13 januari 2004 23:14
  > To: Michael Cooper; W3C Web Content
  > Subject: Re: action item: clarified definition of keyboard interface
  > 
  > 
  > 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.
  >
Received on Wednesday, 14 January 2004 15:28:38 UTC

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