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RE: Proposed edit to checkpoint 10.9

From: Denis Anson <danson@miseri.edu>
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2000 08:25:09 -0400
To: "Hans Riesebos" <HRiesebos@alva-bv.nl>, <ij@w3.org>
Cc: "<" <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>

I would think of it as more than a repair strategy for bad interface design,
though it also serves that purpose.  People with different types of
disability may need different control interfaces.  For example, a person
with limited ROM might want the frequent controls close together.  A person
with poor motor control might want them farther apart.

Allowing the user to configure the location of controls allows both users to
create an interface that works for them.  (By the way, a "skin creator"
feature would probably meet this requirement, and be a mass-market feature
as well.)


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Subject: Re: Proposed edit to checkpoint 10.9

Strange that I never saw this before, but isn't this a repair strategy for a
badly designed UI of the UA!?

And if it isn't, there is probably a disability that needs rearrangement in
a special way (conflicting with other accessibility needs). This might give
a clue as to what the minimum requirement must be.

Hans Riesebos
ALVA BV, The Netherlands

>>> Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org> 04/18/00 06:37PM >>>

Per my action item of the 11 April face-to-face [1], please
consider this editorial clarification to checkpoint 10.9:

  Allow the user to configure the arrangement of graphical user
  agent user interface controls.

  For graphical user interfaces, allow the user to configure
  the arrangement of user interface controls.

I would note that the minimal requirement of this
checkpoint is unclear.

 - Ian

[1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/2000/04/rfbd-20000411#issue-273
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