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Playing with the ACCESS wording

From: Jan Richards <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>
Date: Fri, 02 May 2008 14:02:03 -0400
Message-ID: <481B571B.6040609@utoronto.ca>
To: WAI-UA list <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>

I was just talking with Gregory re: the "activate" issue...and I sent 
him the following idea to make it clear that a UA has the freedom to 
implement ACCESS such that the main focus isn't pulled away from what 
the user is doing in order for them to explore the UI as a mouse user might.

3.1. The access element

The access element assigns an accessibility mapping to elements within a 
document. Actuating the mapping results in the element gaining focus 
(EITHER THE DOCUMENT FOCUS OR AN INSPECTION FOCUS AS DETERMINED BY THE 
USER AGENT), AND (optionally) in some other event being delivered.



(BTW: the idea of an "inspection focus" could be extended to TAB 
navigation as well, and basically describes the JAWS cursor)


Cheers,
Jan
Received on Friday, 2 May 2008 18:01:06 GMT

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