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RE: Repair of Pointer Based Events

From: Denis Anson <danson@miseri.edu>
Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2001 11:21:09 -0500
Message-ID: <21DEF6A834C3A74E8D74B3355D835B755798@denis-computer>
To: "Jon Gunderson" <jongund@uiuc.edu>, "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>
Cc: "WAI PF group" <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>, "WAI UA group" <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Jon,

MouseKeys is an implementation example, but a poor one.  It is possible,
using MouseKeys to navigate via keyboard commands, but it isn't efficient,
and certainly isn't equivalent access.  However, it should be possible,
since the mouse position can be set in software, to move the mouse pointer
with a move of focus, so that it does allow fast navigation between active
elements, and you then have mouse-over, mouse-leave, and click-events on
demand.

Denis Anson, MS, OTR/L
Assistant Professor
College Misericordia
301 Lake St.
Dallas, PA 18612
 

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ua-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ua-request@w3.org]On Behalf
Of Jon Gunderson
Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2001 7:33 AM
To: Charles McCathieNevile
Cc: WAI PF group; WAI UA group
Subject: Re: Repair of Pointer Based Events

Response in JRG to CMN:

>[snip]
>   The reasons for reducing the requirement for active elements:
>   1. We do not have any implementation experience for this feature.
>
>MouseKeys implements this feature. The only bit it does not commonly
provide
>is the abilitry  to move the mouse cursor to a point that has been reached
by
>keyboard navigation (which isn't explicitly required by the feature - it is
>just a technique that leverages the fact that mousekeys is readily
available
>on common platforms such as linux, MacOS, Windows)

JRG: Would you consider mouse keys to be an acceptable part of a solution
to this repair function?


Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
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