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

From: Kerstin Goldsmith <kerstin.goldsmith@oracle.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 13:48:47 -0800
Message-ID: <3DF9043E.A985D3C2@oracle.com>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
CC: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>, liddy.nevile@motile.net, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Hey, Folks.

This brings up the subject of "Universal Design" - how to make all designs more
generic and more broad to include all possible user types.  Does anyone know of
any good books on "Universal Design?"

Thanks,
-Kerstin

Charles McCathieNevile wrote:

> Good thinking Jonathan. Reminded me that we did that, with the following in
> the user agent guidelines:
>
> 11.7 Tool bar configuration. (P3)
>
> + For graphical user agent user interfaces with tool bars, allow the user to
>   configure the position of user agent user interface controls on those tool
>   bars.
> + Offer a predefined set of controls that may be added to or removed from
>   tool bars.
> + Allow the user to restore the default tool bar configuration.
>
> -- http://www.w3.org/TR/UAAG/guidelines.html#tech-configure-controls
>
> (This covers your use case, which is more serious, more than mine, but
> suggesting techniques to the working group is always a good thing).
>
> cheers
>
> Chaals
>
> On Wed, 11 Dec 2002, Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:
>
> >Chaals,
> >
> >  regarding learning disability and input
> >
> >I've always felt it should be relatively trivial, (or easy) to change
> >the contents of toolbars, or personalise them this is one of the
> >benefits of linux.
> >
> >for instance when introducing an email program, it would be much
> >simpler if only the compose and send buttons were present, at least
> >until a message was received.
> >
> >ctrl click and drag for all elements of all applications, pass it on to
> >UA
> >
> >jonathan
> >
>
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