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Re: A couple of comments

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 01 Dec 1999 09:28:46 -0500
Message-ID: <3845309E.4773DFB0@w3.org>
To: Scott Luebking <phoenixl@netcom.com>
CC: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Scott Luebking wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> Just a few comments.

Hi Scott,

Most of your comments are very good ideas for the Techniques
document and I will integrate them there (and I've snipped
them out of my comments below). 
 
> Check points:
> 
> 4.10 Allow the user to start, stop, pause, and rewind video.
> 4.13 Allow the user to start, stop, pause, and rewind audio.
> 
>     These two checkpoints should have incremental forward and back up.
>     Media players of different types often have a slide bar which
>     can be hard for blind users or mobility impaired people to use.
>     Buttons for incremental back up and forward are easier to use.
>     The incremental back up is especially useful for those situations
>     where the sound is momentarily not understandable, e.g.  truck
>     passing by, announcement over a speaker phone.

Added as issue 135
http://cmos-eng.rehab.uiuc.edu/ua-issues/issues-linear.html#135

> 4.14 Allow the user to control synthesized speech playback rate.
> 
>     Incremental back up might be useful here also.

Also added in issue 135
 
> Techniques:
> 
> 2.1
> 
>     User interface issues
> 
>     Another user interface issue is making intelligent decisions
>     concerning rendering and layout based not only on structure
>     of content, but also on the subject matter / information in the
>     content.

How is this done?
> 
> GENERAL COMMENTS
> 
> I think there should be a strong statement at the beginning of document
> about the need to have disabled people in the process of designing
> and testing the software.  It probably should say that the guidelines can
> help avoid pitfalls, but it is quite possible to follow the guidelines
> and still end up with an inaccessible user agent.

That's a good idea, although I'm not sure where in the beginning
of the document this would go. 

We have a section entitled "Testing UA operation with platform
standards" in the Techniques document and this should be emphasized
there.
 
Thanks again Scott,

 - Ian

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