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Re: is this a way forward for familiar design?

From: Gregg C Vanderheiden <greggvan@umd.edu>
Date: Mon, 8 May 2017 12:28:25 -0400
Cc: "w3c-waI-gl@w3. org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-Id: <D0A79F49-4CFC-448B-A134-3D9784B28D82@umd.edu>
To: "lisa.seeman" <lisa.seeman@zoho.com>
interesting approach.

it gets a bunch of things all into the guidelines that would not otherwise make it — but as long as all are testable —  only one has to be doable on each page. 

Just make sure that one of them can always be done… 


Hmmmmm

have to think more about it — but very interesting approach to think about.     

Everyone — think about where / why this would NOT work — so we can see if we can fix any holes… 

g 

Gregg C Vanderheiden
greggvan@umd.edu




> On May 7, 2017, at 11:22 AM, lisa.seeman <lisa.seeman@zoho.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi Folks
> 
> One of the pillars of design for cognitive impairments is a familiar design were the user knows what things are and how to use them
> we have a few SC proposed, but it is unlikely we can get them into WCAG 2.1
> 
>  I was wondering if offering people a choice of what to do, so that something is done would reduce the problem somewhat and let authors understand the problem a bit. We could have more detailed SC in the supplement.
> 
> so for example, you can either use our semantics that enable the page to adapt to the user, OR have a simple design.
> 
> something along the lines of
> 
> one following is true
> ⦁	A mechanism is available such that the content can be simplified and icons and text of critical controls can be personized (we can be label at risk if at risk, so long as what needs to be done here and by when) 
> ⦁	Critical controls and important information are emphasized  and come before other information in the main page region unless they are in the banner region and critical controls have icons and visible text labels.
> ⦁	 Controls have clear instructions that explain the interaction unless:
> ⦁	  -   -  Buttons and links have a clearly identified outline or are underlined unless they are in a tool bar or menu bar that has a clear outline (either via a border or background color) and only contains elements with the same role and interaction patterns. (side note: tab items and toolbar items in the same bar would fail)  and 
> ⦁	   -- Options are are associated with a check box, radio box or are in a list box
> 
> critical controls can be defined as: Help, navigation to help and search forms and features that are required to complete the main role or tasks of the user interface. The main task is usually identified in the page title.
> 
> 
> Does this look like a way forward.
> 
> 
> 
> All the best
> 
> Lisa Seeman
> 
> LinkedIn <http://il.linkedin.com/in/lisaseeman/>, Twitter <https://twitter.com/SeemanLisa>
> 
> 
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