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Discussion of mouse hover stuff also triggered by keyboard focus

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:55:39 -0500
Message-ID: <5273EB1B.3000503@w3.org>
To: "McSorley, Jan" <jan.mcsorley@pearson.com>, "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>, Helle BjarnÝ <jor@servicestyrelsen.dk>
CC: Sharron Rush <srush@knowbility.org>
Hi Jan, Helle, & EOWG folks,

In today's teleconference the issue of things that happen with mouse hover also happening with keyboard focus came up -- specifically, visual focus highlighting. [Sharron will have edit suggestions for "things" ;-]

In making edits from our discussion today, I came across notes from our previous discussion on this. The summary of what we came to is:

Given SC 2.1.1 Keyboard says: "All functionality of the content is operable through a keyboard interface", it depends on what 'functionality' is. Understanding WCAG 2.0 defines functionality as "processes and outcomes achievable through user action". We concluded that change in visual focus indication is an "outcome", and thus if the website changes visual focus with mouse hover, it also needs to change it similarly with keyboard focus.

More info:
* some at <http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/wiki/Easy_Checks_Comments#.5BOPEN.5D_Comment_2_VC> under "Previous EOWG Comments", which also links to:
* EOWG telecon discussion 26 July <http://www.w3.org/2013/07/26-eo-minutes#item02> starting at "Next is Open Comment 2VC"

Best,
~Shawn
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