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[Clarification] "Single key means single physical key"

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 11:58:01 -0500
Message-ID: <3AAD0019.35C2C8E0@w3.org>
To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org

In the 9 March 2001 UAAG 1.0 [1], we refer to "single key" bindings
in checkpoint 11.3 (we also refer to "modifier keys"). I think we
need to clarify that this refers to actual physical keys on a keyboard,
not signals sent by the hardware. The accessibility requirement involves
limited physical movement. 

I would also note that I do not believe that there are any
internationalization issues here. On systems where a user must
use several keystrokes to compose a single (abstract) character, we
still want single-physical-key access for users.

Therefore I propose clarifying in checkpoint 11.3 that when
we talk about "keys" we are referring to physical keys.

 - Ian

[1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/WD-UAAG10-20010309/
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