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Action 733: definition of shortcut

From: Kim Patch <kim@redstartsystems.com>
Date: Thu, 24 May 2012 16:13:54 -0400
Message-ID: <4FBE9682.8000701@redstartsystems.com>
To: User Agent Working Group <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Greetings.

Shortcuts definition follows. I looked at the keyboard command 
definition in order to write this, and propose editing changes to that 
one as well.

Cheers,
Kim


*1. Proposed new definition -- action 733*

*shortcut*
A command that's tied to a particular UI control or application 
function, allowing the user to navigate to or activate the control or 
function without traversing any intervening controls. A shortcut is 
modality independent, meaning it is accessible by any input method (e.g. 
keyboard, mouse, speech, touch or gesture). Also see Modality 
Independence Principle.

*2. Proposed editing changes for keyboard command to better fit with 
Shortcut definition*

*keyboard command (keyboard binding, keyboard shortcut or accelerator keys)*
A key or set of keys that are tied to a particular UI control or 
application function, allowing the user to navigate to or activate the 
control or function without traversing any intervening controls (e.g. 
"ctrl"+"S" to save a document). It is sometimes useful to distinguish 
keyboard commands that are associated with controls that are rendered in 
the current context (e.g. "alt"+"D" to move focus to the address bar) 
from those that may be able to activate program functionality that is 
not associated with any currently rendered controls (e.g. "F1" to open 
the Help system). Keyboard commands help users accelerate their 
selections. Also see Shortcut.

*ORIGINAL*
*keyboard command (keyboard binding,keyboard shortcuts or accelerator keys)*
Commands tied to particular UI controls or application functions, 
allowing the user to navigate-to or activate them without traversing any 
intervening controls (e.g. "ctrl"+"S" to save a document). It is 
sometimes useful to distinguish keyboard commands that are associated 
with controls that are rendered in the current context (e.g. "alt"+"D" 
to move focus to the address bar) from those that may be able to 
activate program functionality that is not associated with any currently 
rendered controls (e.g. "F1" to open the Help system). Keyboard commands 
help users accelerate their selections.
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