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RE: Seeking guidance...

From: Bruce Bailey <bbailey@clark.net>
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2000 09:16:56 -0400
To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>, "Jeffrey pledger" <jpledger@mindspring.com>
Cc: "Accessibility Listserve" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000501bfa093$8c8c39e0$53fe330a@msde>
Take the case of user with good vision but poor motor skills.  He would
quite likely navigate the a page with the tab key.  When he has the
image/link under discussion selected, should it not trigger the visual
effect (via onFocus)?  onMouseOver doesn't cut it for this case!  I don't
think onKeyPress does it either.

> What is the benfit of having the picture in the first place? A highlight
> provides a cue (in this case visual only) as to what is the active part of
> the page. Some people cannot use a mouse effectively, but still
> benefit from
> the visual cue.
> Charles McCN
> On Thu, 6 Apr 2000, Jeffrey pledger wrote:
>> Charles,
>> i am a litel confused here.  Our mouseover movements don't trigger any
>> other actions, e.g. pop-up windows, etc.  they just draw a picture to be
>> associated with the link.  what would be the benefit of having
>> a keyboard
>> shortcut to doing this?  can you help clear this up for me so I
>> understand this better.  Thanks.
>> jeffrey Pledger
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