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Re: Proposed clarification of Checkpoint 1.5

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2000 10:18:15 -0500 (EST)
To: jon gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
cc: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.20.0002271016120.25610-100000@tux.w3.org>
That sounds better in fact. As I understand the requirement, it is that User
Interface information is available in a device independent manner.

For example, an interface event must be available programmatically (so that
it can be rendered as audio, visually, or as otherwise appropriate). The
function of a grpahic buton must also be available as text.

Charles McCN

On Sat, 26 Feb 2000, jon gunderson wrote:

  Ian,
  Could we add that at least one of the output modes must be device
  independent.
  
  Jon
  
  
  On Fri, 25 Feb 2000, Ian Jacobs wrote:
  
  > 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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