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RE: UA WD review regarding physical disabilities

From: Bryan Campbell <bryany@pathcom.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 1998 18:18:51 -0400
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At 09:08 PM 11-08-98 -0500, "Gregg Vanderheiden" <po@trace.wisc.edu> wrote:
>I am concerned that we don't have specific navigation strategy. Saying
>that the shortest number of keystrokes should be used may end up with very
>different and incompatible navigation strategies that will only serve to
>confuse. I don't have a recommendation to toss in here but we should look
>at this issue in detail.


I fully agree. 
But the builder's of current OS platforms resisted more specific ideas
because they interfere with the overall scheme of the platform. It seems to
leave Accessibility as a secondary issue. It would be terrific if vendors
took action to show a commitment to keyboard navigation; deeds speak.

>Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D.
>Professor - Human Factors
>Dept of Ind. Engr. - U of Wis.
>Director - Trace R & D Center
>Gv@trace.wisc.edu, http:// trace.wisc.edu
>FAX 608/262-8848


-> "I don't need to stand to talk, to advise, & to generally make a pain in
the ass out of myself." Dr. Stephen Franklin, "Babylon 5": 'Shadow Dancing'
Received on Wednesday, 12 August 1998 18:14:56 UTC

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