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Re: Action 501 - Guideline 2.8 Reformulation

From: Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu>
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 11:44:05 -0600
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=EzSG1X6RzcTMOsY3LsUGD0pWEMK6VkNH066wp@mail.gmail.com>
To: simon.harper@manchester.ac.uk
Cc: uawg list <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Also,
was playing with FF4 RC - the toolbars show/hide in the order in which
they are installed.
In IE, the toolbars have handles and allow different orders vertically
and you can put 2 or more tool bars on one line.

At a AAA level the handles would be very useful.

On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 11:01 AM, Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu> wrote:
> Simon and group,
> I am working on  a new SC about showing/hiding toolbars. When I
> started on it this morning, I thought of rewriting the current 2.8.1
> to include the showing/hiding of the actual toolbar in addition to the
> individual controls. This would also give the user the ability (that
> does not yet exist) to rearrange the display order of the toolbars.
> Currently, you can show/hide toolbars but only in the order in which
> the toolbars were installed.
>
> What are your thoughts about extending 2.8.1 to include whole toolbars
> in addition to components within toolbars?
>
> I will continue working on the IER and new SC, in the interim.
> On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 8:34 AM, Simon Harper
> <simon.harper@manchester.ac.uk> wrote:
>> Action 501 SC / Intent Reformulation
>>
>> From Minutes:
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2011JanMar/0076.html
>> Links to:
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2011JanMar/0073.html
>> Modified Taking into Account:
>> http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/36791/20110301/results
>>
>> Guideline 2.8 (former 4.8) Provide toolbar configuration.
>>
>> 2.8.1 (former 4.8.1) Configure Position:
>> When graphical user agent user interfaces have toolbars, panels, inspectors,
>> or similar,
>> the user can add, remove and configure the position of user agent user
>> interface
>> controls from a pre-defined set. (Level AAA)
>>
>>
>> * Intent of Success Criterion 2.8.1 (former 4.8.1) :
>> Users with dexterity impairments or mobility impairments may have
>> problems making the large movements required to select between
>> non-adjacent controls which they need to use frequently.
>> Similarly users with low vision may have to excessively
>> move their magnified view-port to see frequently used controls.
>> Enabling these controls to be situated together removes much of the
>> strain faced by these users, and increases productivity as
>> task completion times are decreased.
>>
>>
>> * Examples of Success Criterion 2.8.1 (former 4.8.1) :
>> As part of her work as a legal secretary, Jane always needs to justify
>> paragraphs, place them in a numbered list, and bold the first word of
>> each list item. Because the document processor she uses does not
>> allow toolbars to be modified, and groups controls logically together -
>> all paragraph formatting is grouped together, as are list manipulation
>> and character highlighting - Jane experiences increased pain from her
>> repetitive strain injury forcing her to take many more breaks. If the
>> word processor allowed toolbar modification Jane could group 'justify'
>> next to 'numbered list' next to 'bold' creating less requirement for
>> movement and therefore less strain. Further, Jane's colleague Mary
>> has no problems with her hands, but because of her vision problems,
>> it takes longer for her to focus on a given part of the screen.
>> Grouping justify, numbered list and bold together allows Jane to
>> avoid excess reorienting and keep up with her colleagues.
>>
>> * Related Resources for Success Criterion 2.8.1 (former 4.8.1) :
>>
>>
>> ====
>>
>>
>> 2.8.2 (former 4.8.2) Restore Default Toolbars:
>> The user can restore the default toolbar, panel, inspector, configuration.
>> (Level AAA)
>>
>> * Intent of Success Criterion 2.8.2 (former 4.8.2) :
>> Mistakes happen. If a user has modified the toolbar incorrectly it can
>> often be difficult to return to a stable state so that these errors can
>> be corrected. There are additional pressures in this regard for people
>> with learning difficulties who make more use of toolbars than they do of
>> textual menus. Building an easily selectable mechanism to restore these
>> defaults saves user time and reduces stress.
>>
>> * Examples of Success Criterion 2.8.2 (former 4.8.2) :
>> Jack, is an 80 year old web surfer who is intellectually very sharp
>> but experiences tremors in his hands when required to make fine
>> movements with the mouse. To help himself he is setting up the toolbar
>> so that 'spacers' are placed between each component to prevent
>> accidental selection of adjacent buttons. Today his tremors are
>> particulaly bad and Jack makes a number of mistakes becoming
>> increasingly frustrated that while trying to correct these errors he
>> begins to make many more. Jack just wants to start over. Luckily the
>> Browser manufacturer has included an easy mechanism to restore the
>> default toolbar configuration. Jack chooses this option and successfully
>> starts over the next day.
>>
>>
>> * Related Resources for Success Criterion 2.8.2 (former 4.8.2) :
>>
>>
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>> Si.
>>
>> =======================
>> Simon Harper
>> University of Manchester (UK)
>>
>> More: http://simon.harper.name/about/card/
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
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>
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>
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>



-- 
Jim Allan, Accessibility Coordinator & Webmaster

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

1100 W. 45th St., Austin, Texas 78756

voice 512.206.9315    fax: 512.206.9264  http://www.tsbvi.edu/

"We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us." McLuhan, 1964
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