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Re: Accessible HTML in Kiosk

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Dec 2002 08:54:46 +0000
Cc: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>, Matthew Smith <matt@kbc.net.au>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
To: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Message-Id: <058DB5E3-158B-11D7-96CD-0003939B5AD0@btinternet.com>

Matthew, did you have any comments?

having thought about this a little more and tried out our new Donuts 
'recipe' site*, I realise that this is a really serious problem.
Using an ipaq many students had problems learning the pressure that was 
sufficient to work as a tap,
nearly the whole screen is an image linked to the next page. yes the 
screen was walloped and still failed to click....
few would be able to navigate, if the screen size of a link was less 
than 1/4 screen size.

so tab and enter buttons are certainly a bonus.  the ipaq would seem 
not to offer these, except in linux(if I remember rightly) it does 
offer scroll options.



*http://www.peepo.com/pda/donuts/donuts.html for ipaq + IE CE3.0
http://www.peepo.com/2k3/donuts/donuts.html anything else not requiring 
bgsound and/or supporting embed

On Monday, December 16, 2002, at 12:50 PM, Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:

> There are issues around touchscreens that I've yet to understand. for 
> instance how to change focus....
> timing is one route ie tap for redirection, hold for tab, this way 
> sighted users notice nothing unusual, unless they hold.
> but this is not a standard, so might need to be learnt.... double 
> click may also be possible.
> bearing in mind that not everyone has the same idea of tap, hold or 
> dble.
> alternatively:
> a tab button on the screen seems a reasonable possibility, who is this 
> for?
> a blind person might need guidance as to where the tab key was, 
> assuming no keyboard is provided.
> thanks
> Jonathan
Received on Sunday, 22 December 2002 03:53:45 UTC

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