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RE: keyboard navigation issues

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 1998 10:44:06 -0500
Message-Id: <199808241546.KAA06843@staff1.cso.uiuc.edu>
To: <danson@miseri.edu>, "'Ian Jacobs'" <ij@w3.org>
Cc: <cltrar@login.dknet.dk>, <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
We do have language in current draft related to making accessibility
preferences portable.  

At 10:01 AM 8/24/98 -0400, Denis Anson wrote:
>In designing a style sheet, the author is determining how to best present
>information to the user, in the opinion of the author.  Since the author
>already knows the content of the page, this is possible.  On the other hand,
>the reader of a page doesn't have the information about what is on the page
>until after the page is displayed.  Hence, any navigational tools would have
>to be generic rather than page specific.
>However, it would be a god idea to have some cross-platform method of
>specifying access setups. Consider that, for a significant portion of the
>world, web access is supplied by shared computers.  The computer used to
>access the web might not even be the same one each time.  It would therefore
>maximize accessibility if there were a way for the user to safe access
>preferences onto a floppy, and carry them from computer to computer.  These
>preferences, when used from a floppy, should be temporary changes, so that a
>person with very non-standard needs would not make the computer unusable to
>Denis Anson, MS, OTR/L
>Computer Access Specialist
>Assistant Professor
>College Misericordia
>301 Lake Street
>Dallas, PA 18612
>Member of RESNA since 1989
>Access to Technology
>Anyone, Anywhere!
>-----Original Message-----
>From:	w3c-wai-ua-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ua-request@w3.org] On Behalf
>Of Ian Jacobs
>Sent:	Thursday, August 20, 1998 11:53 AM
>To:	Jon Gunderson
>Cc:	cltrar@login.dknet.dk; w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
>Subject:	Re: keyboard navigation issues
>Jon Gunderson wrote:
>> Good points Claus.
>> We have CSS for adjusting presentation.
>> Could we not have some type of style sheet for adjusting user input?
>CSS2 offers very little in the way of
>style sheet control over the user interface. Features
> - stylistic changes when certain mouse events occur
>   (hover, focus)
> - Some control of cursor presentation
> - The ability to refer to system colors and
>   fonts in property values.
> - Dynamic outlines (e.g., to show focus).
>See also a recent Submission to W3C that discusses "Action Sheets",
>which are like style sheets but for behavior. See [1].
> - Ian
>[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-AS
>Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org)
>Tel/Fax: (212) 684-1814
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