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

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Date: Mon, 08 Jan 2001 10:14:50 -0600
Message-Id: <4.3.1.2.20010108101421.030c14f0@staff.uiuc.edu>
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Ian,
I think this is much clearer on the intended meaning of the checkpoint.

Jon


At 06:18 PM 1/6/2001 -0500, 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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