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Re: [navigation] premise: client software affords context prompting from labels of ancestors.

From: David Bolter <david.bolter@utoronto.ca>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 14:56:10 -0400
Message-ID: <464CA54A.4030707@utoronto.ca>
To: Al Gilman <Alfred.S.Gilman@IEEE.org>
CC: wai-xtech@w3.org

Hi Al,

Can you give examples of 'author' and 'player' with respect to your 
statement: "What do people think of this allocation of responsibility 
between the author and the player?"

cheers,
David

Al Gilman wrote:
>
>
> In all this discussion, I am assuming one thing.  I think that PFWG is 
> also
> assuming this.  This post exposes this assumption to see if others think
> it is sound.
>
> This is that labels that appear in the context of (up the ancestor
> chain from) a current node in the tree (focus point or reading point)
> are actually used in assistive presentation as relevant to answering
> the two cardinal accessibility questions:
>
> a) Where am I?
> b) What is _there_?
>
> The idea is that the processor with hands on of the final user experience
> will either a) announce context as the user exercises navigation other
> than "just play it" reading, or at least b) the user can at any time 
> query
> the UI and get the context info, as with the 'q' command in Fire Vox.
>
> My impression is that such queries are not unique to Fire Vox but a 
> reasonably
> common practice in screen readers.  Could it be they are sometimes called
> 'inspect'?
>
> What do people think of this allocation of responsibility between the 
> author
> and the player?
>
> Al
>
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