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RE: keyboard navigation issues

From: Charles (Chuck) Oppermann <chuckop@MICROSOFT.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 1998 11:41:01 -0700
Message-ID: <D70342829C12D2119D0700805FBECA2F75F385@RED-MSG-55>
To: "'Jon Gunderson'" <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>, danson@miseri.edu, "'Ian Jacobs'" <ij@w3.org>
Cc: cltrar@login.dknet.dk, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
...although it's impractical to do what Denis wants, which is
"cross-platform method of specifying access setups."  The best place for
that is in user style-sheets.

Windows and Internet Explorer can share settings across local area networks,
but not to other platforms such as Macintosh or UNIX systems running
Internet Explorer, much less other browsers.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jon Gunderson [mailto:jongund@staff.uiuc.edu]
Sent: Monday, August 24, 1998 8:44 AM
To: danson@miseri.edu; 'Ian Jacobs'
Cc: cltrar@login.dknet.dk; w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Subject: RE: keyboard navigation issues


We do have language in current draft related to making accessibility
preferences portable.  
Jon


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
>others.
>
>
>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
>include:
>
> - 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
>http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
> 
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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