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RE: Gudeline 2.5 Level 3 SC work item

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 00:09:23 -0600
To: "'John M Slatin'" <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>, "'Andi Snow-Weaver'" <andisnow@us.ibm.com>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <auto-000181220648@spamarrest.com>

I like it. 

But maybe 75 is too high now for allowing them to enter by text as well.  

I also wonder about requiring a list that contains all the city streets in
the US just because you happen to know what they are when you ask for
someones street name. 

 
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: John M Slatin [mailto:john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu] 
Sent: Sunday, December 12, 2004 2:32 PM
To: Gregg Vanderheiden; Andi Snow-Weaver; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: RE: Gudeline 2.5 Level 3 SC work item

Gregg wrote:

<blockquote>
Looks like you captured it.   
It is a bit long though.  Anyone see how to shorten it without changing
it or making it cryptic?  (maybe make it two items to start with...) 
</blockquote>

OK, I'll bite. Here's another pass-- two items, total of 52 words (down
from 84).  May be too cryptic, though.

<proposed>
When user input is limited to a set of known choices that can be
provided without risking security or purpose, choices can be selected
from a list.

When user input is limited to aset that contains more than 75 choices,
choices may be selected from a list or entered by the user.
</proposed>
 
John

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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 Andi Snow-Weaver
Sent: Friday, December 10, 2004 11:17 AM
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: Gudeline 2.5 Level 3 SC work item


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 Tuesday, 14 December 2004 06:09:28 GMT

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