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RE: CFC - Device Sensors

From: White, Jason J <jjwhite@ets.org>
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2017 16:12:27 +0000
To: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, "w3c-wai-gl@w3.org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Patrick H. Lauke [mailto:redux@splintered.co.uk]
> Phones/tablets have no keyboard interface - while they offer on-screen
> keyboards, these appear only in specific situations (generally, when the user is
> focused on an editable field), so they don't allow the user to arbitrarily press a
> key. For this reason, something that nominally passes 2.1.1  may still not work
> on these devices. This is the gap that the proposed SC Pointer was going to try
> and address
[Jason] And the current proposal doesn't address it. If I remember meeting discussions correctly, we decided to postpone writing a proposal that requires user interface components to be operable by devices other than keyboards until after the completion of WCAG 2.1, due to the complexity of the issue. I would be glad to support such a proposal, but the working group's decisions regarding the WCAG 2.1 process don't appear to allow it until after 2.1.


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