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Re: checkpoint 9.1

From: <thatch@us.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 1999 20:01:39 -0500
To: Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>
cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Message-ID: <852567D2.0005A1B4.00@d54mta08.raleigh.ibm.com>


Here's 9.1 for reference again:

9.1 Provide a mechanism for highlighting and identifying (through a standard
interface where available) the current view, selection, and focus.

Is the following a fairly faithful representation of the intent in, say, a
Windows environment?

Ensure that the user can detect which/what is the current view, the current
selection in that view and the focus. Expose the current view, selection, and
focus to assistive technology.

In your wording, is it "highlighting the current view and identifying the
current view through an API for assistive technology?" or is it "highlighting
and identifying the current view through an API for assistive technology?

If I have three views/frames/windows in a row, and the current view always
contains the system caret and I can't select anything, is checkpoint 9.1
satisfied? Instead of the system caret, what I change the border of the current
view to yellow (changeable, of course)?

Jim Thatcher
IBM Special Needs Systems
www.ibm.com/sns
thatch@us.ibm.com
(512)838-0432


Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu> on 08/18/99 12:04:25 PM

To:   James Thatcher/Austin/IBM@IBMUS, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
cc:
Subject:  Re: checkpoint 9.1





Jim,
This is an orientation checkpoint for orienting the user to the
organization of a document or a set of documents if frames are being used.
The user needs to know which document in a set of frames currently has the
focus, which control or link in the document has the focus and if there is
any seleted elements in the document.

We need to have better links to the definitions for each checkpoints.  It
will certainly help to improve the techniques document, so that examples
are available for implementation of the checkpoint.  We are moving our
attention to the techniqes document.
Jon


At 09:07 PM 8/17/99 -0500, thatch@us.ibm.com wrote:
>
>
>Resent with subject!!
>
>I'm now looking at 9.1 which is:
>
>Provide a mechanism for highlighting and identifying (through a standard
>interface where available) the current view, selection, and focus.
>
> I don't know what this means either. The techniques link is broken.
Searching
>for 9.1 in the guideline I found:
>
>3.6.6 Frames
>Checkpoints in this section: 9.1.
>
>And 9.1 doesn't seem to talk about frames.
>
>What does it mean to highlight and identify the current view, selection or
>focus?
>
>Jim Thatcher
>IBM Special Needs Systems
>www.ibm.com/sns
>thatch@us.ibm.com
>(512)838-0432
>
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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Champaign, IL 61820

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