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Re: Events

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charlesn@srl.rmit.EDU.AU>
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 08:07:40 +1100 (EST)
To: Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>
cc: WAI UA group <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.981030080410.17813A-100000@sunrise>
It's more complex than that if we use a fully audio User Interface, 
because unless there are defined audio events correpsonding to each 
Keyboard event then it won't work. My concern, which mirrors that of 
Kathy and the Microsoft Developer is that some events, such as onKeyUp 
will not be able to be easily defined as logical events, nor easily 
defined for an audio input system. (Same goes for a signing-based input 
system. There is in fact such an interface, 'reading' a glove.)

Charles McCathieNevile

On Thu, 29 Oct 1998, Jon Gunderson wrote:

> I think that we should have guidelines that say develop accessible user
> interfaces.  Mouse based input is not inherently bad.  It is only "bad"
> when the author (programmer) does not also have keyboard equivalents that
> are visible to the user.   Therefore the guidelines I think should talk
> aboutcreating an accessible user interface, not a mouseless one.
> 
> Jon
> 
Received on Thursday, 29 October 1998 16:11:44 GMT

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