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RE: Not described in words

From: Bailey, Bruce <Bruce.Bailey@ed.gov>
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 12:30:00 -0500
Message-ID: <CCDBDCBFA650F74AA88830D4BACDBAB5130FA845@wdcrobe2m02.ed.gov>
To: "Loretta Guarino Reid" <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Cc: "WCAG" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

> Bruce, we would need to think this through more carefully, since
> removing the reference to timing means that keyboard operations that
> depend upon the amount of time that a key is held down would be
> permitted, and we know that this introduces accessibility problems for
> some people.

Can you provide some examples that are not already covered by SC 2.2.1?

I am wondering if removing the reference to timing could interfere with Sticky Keys, but I am not coming up with a specific use case.  I certainly appreciate that we need to consider this carefully.  I suspect any scenarios we do come up with should be addressed by Guideline 2.2.

> I agree with Gregg on this.  Let's plug these different definitions
> into the phrase "discern textually":

I regret that I do not have definition to use for substituting for the term.  You just inserted "textually" into the definition for discern, which actually pretty much worked okay for me!  In any event, please try being a little more flexible with this exercise:

1. to separate or distinguish text.
2. to recognize text or identify text as separate and distinct: to discriminate as text.
3. to come to know text or recognize text mentally; to understand the differences between texts.

> The verbs here are all mental processes, and I can't combine them with
> "textually" in any way that makes sense.  I know that the phase has
> captured a concept that is clear in your mind, but the phrase isn't
> communicating that concept to me.

I appreciate that "discern textually" requires a certain paradigm shift.  Think of the "aha experience" you get when a graphic designer to understand for the first time that the Web is *not* a visual medium.
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