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UAAG2 potential wording for 2.1.1

From: Richards, Jan <jrichards@ocad.ca>
Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2011 20:08:51 +0000
To: WAI-ua <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
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2.1.1 Keyboard Access (Minimum): 

All functionality is operable through a keyboard interface without requiring specific timings for individual actions, except where the underlying function requires input that depends on the path of the user's movement and not just the endpoints. (Level A)

Note 1: This success criterion does imply the presence of a conventional keyboard. Keyboard interfaces are platform-level mechanisms that enable operation via a range of input methods and assistive technologies, such as touch gestures, voice input, single-switch input, conventional keyboards, etc. Therefore, this success criterion does not forbid and should not discourage providing mouse and/or touch input in addition to keyboard interface operation.

Note 2: The path exception relates to the underlying function, not the input technique. For example, if using handwriting to enter text, the input technique (handwriting) requires path-dependent input, but the underlying function (text input) does not. The path exception encompasses other input variables that are continuously sampled from pointing devices, including pressure, speed, and angle.
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