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

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 06 Jan 2001 20:36:36 -0500
Message-ID: <3A57C824.9790736E@w3.org>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
CC: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
> 
> 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.

Checkpoint 1.4 is a special case of 1.2 (and should say so), so
I think you're instinct is correct. I don't mind narrowing the
scope of the checkpoint from "input device-independence" to "these
three well-known input devices" for UAAG 1.0. 

 - Ian
 
> 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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