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Re: ToolTips

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>
Date: Fri, 21 May 1999 15:13:10 -0500
Message-Id: <199905212013.PAA19540@staff2.cso.uiuc.edu>
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Cc: allan_jm@tsb1.tsbvi.edu, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Response in JRG:
>4.4.12 [Priority 1] 
>              Allow the user to turn on and off support for spawned
>windows. 
>
>What is the difference between the accessibility barrier created by
>a tool tip and one created by an opening browser window?

JRG: A spawned window puts someone in another instance of the browser, this
is an orientation and control problem.  A tooltip does not create another
instance of the browser, but could obscure information or be confusing to a
person with visual impairment.  


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

Voice: 217-244-5870
Fax: 217-333-0248
E-mail: jongund@uiuc.edu
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Received on Friday, 21 May 1999 16:14:00 GMT

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