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Re: Events (Xposted)

From: Bryan Campbell <bryany@pathcom.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 16:50:28 -0500
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To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
At 10:58 AM 29-10-98 -0600, Paul Adelson <paul.adelson@citicorp.com> wrote:
>Sorry for the cross-post, but there is an important issue being overlooked
>here that pertains to both UA and PAGL:


>onMouseOver can enhance accessibility and there is no effective alternative at
>this time, yet people are suggesting it not be used.
>For low-vision users, it is very helpful to get extra visual feedback -- as
>can be provided by highlighting a link when the mouse cursor passes over it.
>Using the events in this way can improve accessibility for people with low
>vision and does not limit accessibility for people who don't use a mouse.

Occasionally (rare) I use keyboard mouse with my headwand, a good visual cue
would help my sideways view. Also some mouse drivers know to keep going on a
given direction after an initial move indicates a target: it seems like a
good idea, if the OS could do it.


-> "Its been said the pebbles can't stop the avalanche, guess the pebbles
didn't have access to the Web!"
Received on Thursday, 29 October 1998 16:53:00 UTC

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