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RE: action item: clarified definition of keyboard interface

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 22:51:56 -0600
To: 'Sailesh Panchang' <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-id: <011201c3db23$7d69f460$13ff0681@USD320002X>
Actually, the intent is to include on screen keyboards.    They enter text
in a fashion indistinguishable from a physical keyboard.    It does not
include a keyboard that is IN the web content. But it does include an on
screen keyboard that is external to the 'browser' but part of the device. 

 

 
Gregg

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Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D. 
Professor - Ind. Engr. & BioMed Engr.
Director - Trace R & D Center 
University of Wisconsin-Madison 

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Sailesh Panchang
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 2:38 PM
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: Re: action item: clarified definition of keyboard interface

 

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 
E-mail: sailesh.panchang@deque.com
Fax: 703-225-0387
* Look up <http://www.deque.com> *

 


 

----- Original Message ----- 

From: Yvette P. <mailto:y.p.hoitink@heritas.nl>  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 23:57:10 UTC

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