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(Action) Issue 392: Proposed change to checkpoint 1.4

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 06 Jan 2001 18:18:08 -0500
Message-ID: <3A57A7B0.4BD637F8@w3.org>
To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Hello,

Per my action item from the 30 November 2000 teleconference [1],
please consider this proposed change to checkpoint 1.4 to resolve
issue 392 [2]. From the 29 Dec 2000 draft:

<OLD 1.4>
1.4 Ensure that the user can interact with all active elements 
in a device-independent manner.
   Note: For example, users without a pointing device (such as some
   users who are blind or have physical disabilities) must be able to
   activate form controls and links (including the links in a
   client-side image map).
</OLD 1.4>

The 29 Dec draft takes the following approach to conformance: one must
satisfy all checkpoints (and all parts of checkpoints) by
default. Checkpoint 1.1 requires operation of the user agent with
keyboard alone, pointing device alone, and voice input alone. It
states:

 1.1 Ensure that the user may operate the user agent fully with
     keyboard input alone, pointing device input alone, and voice
     input alone.

       Note: A user agent may claim conformance to this document
       without satisfying the pointing device and voice portions of
       this checkpoint. See the section on input modality labels.

I would like to take the same approach for checkpoint 1.4: 

<NEW 1.4>
1.4 Ensure that the user can interact with all active elements using
keyboard input alone, pointing device input alone, and voice input
alone.
       Note: A user agent may claim conformance to this document
       without satisfying the pointing device and voice portions of
       this checkpoint. See the section on input modality labels.
</NEW 1.4>

ALSO:

1) The section on input modality labels would also need to be
updated to refer to checkpoint 1.4 in addition to checkpoint 1.1.

2) Since checkpoint 1.1 is no longer about APIs,
and about user interaction through the user interface, I think it
need to be moved to the section "checkpoints for user interface
accessibility."

3) I propose moving the note about client-side image maps to
   the techniques document.

 - Ian

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2000OctDec/0364
[2] http://server.rehab.uiuc.edu/ua-issues/issues-linear-lc2.html#392
[3] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/WD-UAAG10-20001229/

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