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Re: Action Item #23: Decisions Needed

From: Mary Jo Mueller <maryjom@us.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2015 10:34:36 -0500
To: "Rochford, John" <john.rochford@umassmed.edu>
Cc: "public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org" <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OF3B48F244.F4B1A2B3-ON86257E93.0072A03F-86257E96.005590D9@us.ibm.com>
It seems to me that for some users the tooltip text would be better when
provided with the context of how it will be used.  For instance, for the
'compose (create text)' example below instead of saying 'text', is it
better to say exactly what you are creating? Some examples: 'create email',
'create text document', 'create message', 'create file'. Or is this
simplified language for more severe cognitive issues where using different
descriptors would be confusing?

Is there the concept of having different levels of tool tips, say one level
for making more consistent the action word but keep a more granular
descriptor word , and another level for simply using the same words for
every potential entity that can be created in text?

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From:	"Rochford, John" <john.rochford@umassmed.edu>
To:	"public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org"
Date:	07/26/2015 11:32 AM
Subject:	Action Item #23: Decisions Needed

Hi All,

As you may know, I agreed to perform Action Item #23, “Make sample symbol
set and text tool tips for link types and buttons types from

What is your vote about the symbols?
      1. John chooses one symbol from each set.
      2. We as a group suggest them, then vote on which to use.

What is your vote about the tool tips?
      3. John chooses the tool tips (stated below).
      4. We as a group suggest them, then vote on which to use.

You can reply to this message with simply the numbers of your choices.

From our adaptable links and buttons page, I selected the first set, listed
My first draft of the text tool tips is stated within parentheses. I
included links to matching symbols, from the Noun Project, that could be
used as buttons.

      ·     compose (create text)
            o  https://thenounproject.com/search/?q=compose

      ·     delete (erase text)
            o  https://thenounproject.com/search/?q=delete

      ·     next (go forward)
            o  https://thenounproject.com/search/?q=next

      ·     previous (go back)
            o  https://thenounproject.com/search/?q=previous

      ·     submit (send text)
            o  https://thenounproject.com/search/?q=submit

      ·     undo (back up)
            o  https://thenounproject.com/search/?q=undo

      ·     cancel (stop)
            o  https://thenounproject.com/search/?q=cancel


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