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Re: Left handedness and stylus input (tabletPC, palm, etc)

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 12:27:47 -0500 (EST)
To: <liddy.nevile@motile.net>
cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0212111224000.15814-100000@tux.w3.org>

On Thu, 12 Dec 2002 liddy.nevile@motile.net wrote:

>Gathering the requirements for left and right handedness might be a useful exercise
>- is there a list or can others contribute to the list and can a set of use-cases
>capture this info?

Well, I wrote one - having to cover what is being srolled in order to scroll
it is a problem. Anyone can respond to this and add thoughts, although
keeping the thing neatly formatted might be kind. I don't see enough
information yet to require a formal process, and don't think this is critical
enough that i will devote resources to it for the moment. If someone is
interested in doing that, I'd love to know.

>I suspect this will not only be a problem in the case of left-handed vs right-handed
>people - it also occurs in some circumstances - eg when the other hand is occupied
>(eg when I talk on the phone while using the computer I become one-handed).

Well, there are various permutations of left-handed, and various reasons
(when I was a kid they usually had to do with broken arms after playground
accidents - now they tend to be overuse injuries) why people change from one
to the other. I thnk what is also intersting is other problems in the same
class - using a headwand / mouthstick or similar device.


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