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From: Kim Patch <kim@redstartsystems.com>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2012 15:58:17 -0400
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Greetings. Intent and examples for the Webpage bookmarks SC follow.



1.8.m Webpage bookmarks

The user can mark items in a webpage, then navigate back to marked items 
using keyboard shortcuts. The user can specify whether a navigation mark 
disappears after a session or is persistent across sessions.

Intent of Success Criterion 1.8.m:
This success criterion is crucial for users who have trouble navigating 
a webpage. Speech users, users who have memory problems, and 
small-screen users, including blind users using mobile technology may be 
able to initially go from one area of a webpage to another area, but may 
have trouble frequently repeating the action. The ability to mark areas 
of the page allows these types of users to participate on a level 
playing field with users who have less trouble navigating.

Examples of Success Criterion 1.8.m:
Jamie is a quadriplegic who uses speech recognition. She is a professor 
who often reads long documents online and often finds herself comparing 
different portions of the same document. It is tedious carrying out 
multiple scrolling commands by speech every time she needs to change to 
another portion of the document. She sets several bookmarks instead. 
This allows her to instantly jump among sections, eliminating the time 
and effort penalties she usually has to pay for slow scrolling.
Julie has memory problems. She finds it difficult to remember key points 
from a document she has just read. She uses bookmarks to mark important 
points she needs to read again. Without the ability to bookmark she has 
a catch-22 problem -- she won't remember what she needs to read multiple 
times in order to do so.
Justin is blind and occasionally travels to unfamiliar places for work. 
He sometimes uses an iPhone to orient himself within a map of the 
building he's in. Once he's found a key place on the map -- like the 
room where a conference session is held, or the bathroom -- he bookmarks 
it to build a map of useful places. This makes navigation easier the 
second time around. He sets the marks to be persistent across sessions 
so next time he visits he won't have to repeat his work.
Mary has repetitive strain injuries that make it painful to use a mouse. 
She uses an elaborate web application to correct papers. After putting a 
comment in a comment field she has to scroll all the way to the bottom 
of the document to enter the comment. The bookmarks make even this badly 
designed application something she can use successfully without hurting 


Kimberly Patch
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