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RE: onmouseover-touchscreen-pda

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 22:09:34 -0500
Message-Id: <200201220309.WAA4236503@smtp2.mail.iamworld.net>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>, "SHARPE, Ian" <Ian.SHARPE@cambridge.sema.slb.com>
Cc: "'Access Systems'" <accessys@smart.net>, jonathan chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
At 10:02 AM 2002-01-21 , Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>The TRACE group at the university of wisconsin -
<http://trace.wisc.edu/>http://trace.wisc.edu - did
>some work on making interfaces to kiosks so people could use alternative
>access technoogies with them. But I don't have an exact reference to hand.
>

 EZ Access Interface Techniques
 <http://trace.wisc.edu/world/kiosks/ez>http://trace.wisc.edu/world/kiosks/ez/

But it doesn't emulate mouseovers.

IIRC the current kiosk use of this bundle of techniques is for touchscreen
content, which doesn't use mouseover.  You touch it, you activate it.

Al

>chaals
>
>On Mon, 21 Jan 2002, SHARPE, Ian wrote:
>
>  I would be very interested to know whether anyone has investigated the use
>  of touch screens for visually impared users? I know it sounds silly but
>  developed a kiosk system about 5 years ago using a touch screen. Not
>  accessible but as a mildly amusing asside, because I had to stick my face on
>  the screen to read it my nose kept triggering click events which opened
>  unwanted applications and navigated away from the page i was reading!!!
>  Maybe we need a nose down event handler!! Anyway, these kiosks are becomming
>  ever more popular and I have recently been asked to give some feedback on
>  another kiosk project. I thought that it might be possible to use speach to
>  describe menus on screen (in much the same way as voice mail systems do) and
>  provide a number pad for input. This may not always be suitable
>  (particularly if you needed to fill out a textual form for example) but
>  could be used for ticket purchase or general information if designed well.
>  Speach recognition was another thought as that seems to be taking great
>  leaps forward currently.
>
>  Of course, you've still got the problem of how the hell you know where to
>  find the actual kiosks!!!:-)
>
>  Cheers
>  Ian
>
>  -----Original Message-----
>  From: Access Systems
[<mailto:accessys@smart.net%5D>mailto:accessys@smart.net]
>  Sent: 19 January 2002 00:08
>  To: Charles McCathieNevile
>  Cc: jonathan chetwynd; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
>  Subject: Re: onmouseover-touchscreen-pda
>
>
>  On Fri, 18 Jan 2002, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>
>  > I have used touchscreens where it was possible to mouse around because a
>  > mouseclick was done by having a double click on the screen (If you think
>  > about how the classic Macintosh desktop, which Windows copied, works, then
>  > this is the same idea).
>
>  and there were some real problems.  it depends on how the screen detects
>  the screen being touched.
>     I recently worked with a state agency that wanted to put in kiosks for
>  getting things from the agency.   however the screen had to be touched by
>  a finger..a pencil or artifical limb would not activate it......oops
>
>  so it was redesigned with an infared scan system that detects anything.
>
>  Bob
>
>  >
>  > Cheers
>  >
>  > Charles
>  >
>  > On Fri, 18 Jan 2002, jonathan chetwynd wrote:
>  >
>  >   I'll be fascinated to have a pda with games pad, for the meantime has
>  >   anyone experience of how onmouseover is emulated with a touchscreen?
>  >   tabbing isn't really good enough, but might have to be.
>  >
>  >   can one stroke the screen perhaps?
>  >
>  >   thanks
>  >
>  >
>  >
>  >
>
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