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Examples for 2.3.4 and 2.8.1

From: Kim Patch <kim@redstartsystems.com>
Date: Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:14:33 -0500
Message-ID: <50BE9FF9.4040609@redstartsystems.com>
To: User Agent Working Group <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Here are examples for 2.3.4 and 2.8.1

2.3.4 -- revamped example
Neta has a repetitive strain injury. She relies on gestures and 
shortcuts to complete tasks. Using a specialized command on her mobile 
device, she can pull up an overlay of arrows and text showing all the 
commands that can be completed in that context. This allows her to learn 
new programs as efficiently as possible, making it less likely she will 
overtax her hands.

2.8.1 -- additional examples
Caraway has a repetitive strain injury. She uses speech input. The 
speech program automatically clicks toolbar items that she says. In 
programs she uses a lot she removes the the toolbars she does not use in 
order to reduce the times that the speech program will interpret text 
input as a toolbar item and click something Caraway does not intend.

Zelda has a brain injury that leaves her easily confused. She reorders 
the toolbars in her web-based word processing and layout programs so 
that the text color and highlight color icons are in the same order and 
she can rely on habit to click the correct button no matter what program 
she is in. Without this ability to reorder she finds herself constantly 
clicking the wrong button because they are configured differently by 
default in the different programs.

Devon is easily distracted. In programs he uses frequently he removes 
the toolbars he does not use in order to cut down on distractions.

Sally has memory issues that make it difficult to memorize keyboard 
shortcuts. She has aligned the keyboard shortcuts in several programs 
she uses frequently so she does not have to memorize as many shortcuts. 
She also frequently reminds herself of keyboard shortcuts by hitting a 
key that gives her a list of keyboard shortcuts in the current program.

Linda has rheumatoid arthritis and finds it difficult to perform the 
pinch gesture that's commonly used to zoom on mobile phones. She changes 
the default gesture for zooming to a gesture she can more easily do. 
Linda's left hand is less damaged than her right hand. She moves a 
common control from the right side of the screen to the left side of the 
screen to make it easier to access with her left hand.

Jennifer is blind. She has on several occasions helped configure her 
friend Linda's mobile phone. The first thing Jennifer does when she 
picks up Linda's mobile phone is to reset controls to their original 
configurations so she can quickly find her way around Linda's phone. 
When she is done, she changes the controls back to Linda's preferred set up.


Kimberly Patch
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