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Re: Keyboard control

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 1998 08:59:15 -0600
Message-Id: <199811111501.JAA26881@staff1.cso.uiuc.edu>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charlesn@srl.rmit.EDU.AU>, WAI UA group <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Could you clarify your statements.  You seem to be saying that built-in
keyboard commands are not all that important as long as the function is
exposed to 3rd party assistive technology.
One of our goals is universal design and to reduce the need for 3rd party
assistive technology.

At 11:59 AM 11/11/98 +1100, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>I don't think the answer (especially in a general set of guidelines) to 
>interface problems is to allow keyboard control specifically. I think the 
>answer is to allow all controls to be exposed to third party technology. 
>However, for any UA which has a keyboard interface it seems like a 
>priority 1 that the keyboard be able to operate all controls.
>(ie it is more important that the controls are exposed in general, but 
>only just. Keyboard is the single most important specific device)
>Charles McCathieNevile
Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
1207 S. Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820

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