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R: mouse example in "Introduction to Web Accessibilty document"

From: Roberto Castaldo <r.castaldo@iol.it>
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2004 14:31:15 +0200
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To: "'EOWG'" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>

I agree with Shawn too; the most important thing is to give a simple,
correct and clear idea of the problem; too many details may cause confusion,
so i believe the example is good as it is now.

My best regards,

Roberto Castaldo
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> Fra: w3c-wai-eo-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-eo-request@w3.org] På
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> Shawn Lawton Henry
> Sendt: 17. juli 2004 05:45
> Til: 'EOWG'
> Emne: RE: mouse example in "Introduction to Web Accessibilty document"
> 
> 
> Per the comments below, I am inclined to keep the example as simple as 
> possible - rather than going for specificity and range. Open for 
> discussion - rewrite coming soon...
> 
> > On Behalf Of Libby Cohen
> >
> > Here's a suggestion for rewording the "mouse" example in the 
> > Introduction to Web Accessibility document: For example, some 
> > individuals are not able to use a typical computer input device, 
> > such as a mouse. Web accessibility ensures that the Web can be used 
> > with other types of input devices, such as onscreen keyboards, 
> > switches, and pointers.
> 
> > On Behalf Of Andrew.Arch@visionaustralia.org.au
> >
> >  Web accessibility focuses on designing [pages and applications] so 
> > that people with disabilities can use the Web effectively. For 
> > example, some people cannot use a mouse [while others cannot see the 
> > screen and its graphics]. Web accessibility ensures that the Web can 
> > be used with only a keyboard and does not require a mouse, [and 
> > information is contained solely in images]. [An accessible site is 
> > also likely to be more usable on mobile devices than inaccessible
sites??]
> >
> > And just to note that I like the term "functional limitations" as 
> > can include  the elderly, injured, and PWD
> 
> Right - _we_ all know that, but will the novice reader? I think the 
> novice reader is much more likely to not have a clue what is meant by 
> "functional limitations" and not only lose that it encompasses those
you
> mention, but miss the basic meaning as well.
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