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Proposal SC 4.1.1

From: Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu>
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2008 13:04:05 -0500
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Discussion to the list
Proposed SC 4.1.1 Keyboard Operation - from Jan
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2008AprJun/0027.html

<old>
4.1.1 Keyboard: The user can, through keyboard input alone, navigate to and
operate all of the functions included in the user interface (e.g.,
navigating and selecting content within views, operating the user interface
"chrome", installing and configuring the user agent, and accessing
documentation), except where the underlying function requires input that
depends on the path of the user's movement and not just the endpoints (e.g.
freeform drawing). This applies to at least one mechanism per "browsing
outcome"@@DEFINE@@, allowing non-keyboard accessible mechanisms to remain
available (e.g., providing resizing with mouse-"handles" and with
keystrokes).
</old>

<proposed>
4.1.1 Keyboard Operation: All functionality can be *operated via the 
keyboard* using *sequential* and/or *direct* keyboard commands that do 
not require specific timings for individual keystrokes, except where the 
underlying function requires input that depends on the path of the 
user's movement and not just the endpoints (e.g., *free hand drawing*).

Notes for proposal:

1. Might be more clear if we could define "free hand drawing" with some 
of the ideas in the current discussion would help make clear why an 
exception is needed.

2. The bit about *sequential* and *direct* is needed in UAAG but not 
WCAG 2.0 because the two guidelines handle keyboard control of the mouse 
differently (i.e. WCAG conformance does not cover AT's, but UAAG 
conformance can). 

My proposal for redefining the terms is at:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2008AprJun/0004.html 


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