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Re: where am I in a document

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>
Date: Fri, 05 Jun 1998 14:14:38 -0500
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To: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Thanks david we need to add a section in the orientation section of the

At 02:49 PM 6/5/1998 -0400, David Poehlman wrote:
>Below the following attribution is a comment on relative position in a
>document.  My response follows marked with *dp*
>                  Contribution to Accessibility Guidelines
>                        for World Wide Web Browsers
>                          Constantine Stephanidis
>    Head, Assistive Technology and Human Computer Interaction Laboratory
>                                (AT&HCI Lab)
>                    Institute of Computer Science (ICS),
>          Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH)
>                   Science and Technology Park of Crete,
>                     Heraklion, Crete, GR-71110, Greece
>      Tel: +30 81 391741, Fax: +30 81 391740, e-mail: cs@ics.forth.gr
>   Where is the user in the document?
>   This question pertains mainly to visually-impaired users, since
>   sighted users have the benefit of the proportional scrollbar thumb,
>   which is now standard on all major platforms. A possible solution for
>   visually-impaired users would be to associate the position of the user
>   in a document with the "amount" of the document that has already been
>   presented to them. For example, indicating to a user that s/he is one
>   third of the way through a document, indicates that there is roughly
>   twice as much information in the document as they have already
>   "viewed". This idea would be of value even when users moved through
>   the document without reading it.
>*dp* the percentage as text available would be even more exact.  this is
>something like the <more> view of text documents.
>if this is presently integrated in the guidelines, I appologizing for
>rehashing it.
>touching the internet
>voice: 1-(301) 949-7599
Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
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