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RE: Not described in words

From: Bailey, Bruce <Bruce.Bailey@ed.gov>
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2007 08:07:01 -0400
Message-ID: <CCDBDCBFA650F74AA88830D4BACDBAB5130FA84A@wdcrobe2m02.ed.gov>
To: "Gregg Vanderheiden" <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

> "Except where the command or outcome cannot be described in a simple
> sentence, all functionality is operable through a keyboard 
> interface without requiring specific timings for individual 
> keystrokes."

But a simple sentences can fairly accurately capture the main ideas behind mousing or gaming, for example:

Draw a freehand stick figure.

Move your paddle to hit the ball.

> This goes back to the approach first conceived by Doug 
> Wakefield and Judy Dixon, with the 'simple sentence' modifier.  
> There were people who had trouble with this because they thought it
> implied that they needed to have natural language control added.  
> Hence the attempts to find other definitions.

Was it not Doug and Judy that hit upon 'textually discernable'?

<proposal>
Except where the command or outcome cannot be discerned textually, all functionality is operable through a keyboard interface without requiring specific timings for individual keystrokes.
</proposal>
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