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WCAG 2.0 Comment Submission

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Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2011 15:56:44 +0000
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Name: Sally Wilson
Email: dubya32@yahoo.com
Document: W2
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Comment Type: technical
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Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
I am commenting on Principle 2. There seems to be a major oversight regarding designing for accessiblity that concerns the excessive use of clicking to navigate a website. The guidelines properly address the use of keyboard alternatives to the mouse, yet these alternatives do not address the use of excessive navigation pathways.
Anyone with hand/wrist or nervous system disorders will be bothered by BOTH use of the mouse and use of the keyboard. Therefore, providing keyboard alternatives is not sufficient. Reduction in the necessity of repeated navigation is required.
As an example, when conducting a search in an online database, some sites provide an advanced search with multiple fields that allows the user to precisely specify a search in one action. Other sites require the user to perform a simple search first, and then repeatedly narrow that search through hierarchical categories that must be selected (clicked or otherwise). The latter requires substantially more physical effort on the part of those with digital, joint, or nervous system impairment, and should be eschewed.

Proposed Change:
Recommend that navigation be achieved with the fewest mouse or keyboard actions possible.
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