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Proposed clarification of Checkpoint 1.5

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2000 15:04:54 -0500
Message-ID: <38B6E066.545A3692@w3.org>
To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Hello,

Issue 195 [1] states that reviewers of the Candidate Recommendation [2]
had difficulties understanding the wording of checkpoint 1.5:

<BLOCKQUOTE>
  1.5 Ensure that the user interface provides information through 
      redundant output modes. [Priority 1] 
</BLOCKQUOTE>

Therefore I propose this clarification:

<BLOCKQUOTE>
  1.5 Ensure that the user interface presents information through
      more than one output mechanism.
    
  (Note afterwards):
      For example, alert the user to an event with a graphical
      cue, and an audio cue, and a text message on the status bar.
      Refer also to checkpoint 5.4.
</BLOCKQUOTE>

Also, we can add to the techniques document that the user may want 
to configure the output modes.

 - Ian

[1] http://cmos-eng.rehab.uiuc.edu/ua-issues/issues-linear.html#195
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/CR-UAAG10-20000128
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