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Re: (Action) Issue 392: Proposed change to checkpoint 1.4

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 20:08:53 -0500 (EST)
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
cc: <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0101062006420.32745-100000@tux.w3.org>
Hi,

no suggestions yet, but something makes me uneasy about changing device
independence to the ability to use keyboard, pointer or voice. Maybe there
should be a cross reference to the point about using standard APIs,

Or maybe I'm just feeling a little over-protective tonight.

thoughts?

Charles McCN

On Sat, 6 Jan 2001, Ian Jacobs wrote:

  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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