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Gudeline 2.5 Level 3 SC work item

From: Andi Snow-Weaver <andisnow@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2004 11:17:05 -0600
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
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Yesterday, I took a work item to clarify Guideline 2.5 Level 3 SC number 1
to make it clear that selection lists of more than 75 entries should be
accompanied by some other means of providing the input so that screen
reader users are not required to listen to all items in a huge list in
order to provide input.

Current wording:

1. Where text entry is required for which there is a known set of less than
75 valid choices and they can be provided without jeopardizing security or
purpose, users are allowed to select from a list of options as well as to
type the data directly.

Proposed wording:

1. When user input is limited to a set of known choices and they can be
provided without jeapordizing security or purpose, users are allowed to
select the choice from a list instead of, or in addition to, typing. If
there are more than 75 choices, selection lists must not be the only means
of providing the input choice. Another input method, such as a text entry
field or a search function, must be provided instead of, or in addition to,
the selection list.

Andi
andisnow@us.ibm.com
IBM Accessibility Center
Received on Friday, 10 December 2004 17:17:43 GMT

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