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Re: advice sought for design of a search facility for a sub-site

From: <EDixon@rnib.org.uk>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 16:12:25 -0000
Message-ID: <9B66BBD37D5DD411B8CE00508B69700F01075957@pborolocal.rnib.org.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
If you have a special area of a site that is distinct from the rest of the
site for example a sub-site then what is the most usable and accessible way
to display a search facility  and search results that offers a scoped
search?

Please refer to the following two links for examples of a search facility
offering a scoped search:

http://info.rnib.org.uk/script/wai/combo.html

http://info.rnib.org.uk/script/wai/radio.html

I have carried out an evaluation on both radio buttons searches and combo
box search with 25 users and have found that the combo box search was shown
to be easier to use for people with serious sight problems and learning
difficulties. I have been informed that similar tests have been carried out
with very different findings therefore any comments would be greatly
appreciated.

Thanks

Liz Dixon
iSys Analyst Evaluator, RNIB 




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