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RE: onmouseover-touchscreen-pda

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 22:09:34 -0500
Message-Id: <200201220309.WAA4236503@smtp2.mail.iamworld.net>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>, "SHARPE, Ian" <Ian.SHARPE@cambridge.sema.slb.com>
Cc: "'Access Systems'" <accessys@smart.net>, jonathan chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
At 10:02 AM 2002-01-21 , Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>The TRACE group at the university of wisconsin -
<http://trace.wisc.edu/>http://trace.wisc.edu - did
>some work on making interfaces to kiosks so people could use alternative
>access technoogies with them. But I don't have an exact reference to hand.

 EZ Access Interface Techniques

But it doesn't emulate mouseovers.

IIRC the current kiosk use of this bundle of techniques is for touchscreen
content, which doesn't use mouseover.  You touch it, you activate it.


>On Mon, 21 Jan 2002, SHARPE, Ian wrote:
>  I would be very interested to know whether anyone has investigated the use
>  of touch screens for visually impared users? I know it sounds silly but
>  developed a kiosk system about 5 years ago using a touch screen. Not
>  accessible but as a mildly amusing asside, because I had to stick my face on
>  the screen to read it my nose kept triggering click events which opened
>  unwanted applications and navigated away from the page i was reading!!!
>  Maybe we need a nose down event handler!! Anyway, these kiosks are becomming
>  ever more popular and I have recently been asked to give some feedback on
>  another kiosk project. I thought that it might be possible to use speach to
>  describe menus on screen (in much the same way as voice mail systems do) and
>  provide a number pad for input. This may not always be suitable
>  (particularly if you needed to fill out a textual form for example) but
>  could be used for ticket purchase or general information if designed well.
>  Speach recognition was another thought as that seems to be taking great
>  leaps forward currently.
>  Of course, you've still got the problem of how the hell you know where to
>  find the actual kiosks!!!:-)
>  Cheers
>  Ian
>  -----Original Message-----
>  From: Access Systems
>  Sent: 19 January 2002 00:08
>  To: Charles McCathieNevile
>  Cc: jonathan chetwynd; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
>  Subject: Re: onmouseover-touchscreen-pda
>  On Fri, 18 Jan 2002, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>  > I have used touchscreens where it was possible to mouse around because a
>  > mouseclick was done by having a double click on the screen (If you think
>  > about how the classic Macintosh desktop, which Windows copied, works, then
>  > this is the same idea).
>  and there were some real problems.  it depends on how the screen detects
>  the screen being touched.
>     I recently worked with a state agency that wanted to put in kiosks for
>  getting things from the agency.   however the screen had to be touched by
>  a finger..a pencil or artifical limb would not activate it......oops
>  so it was redesigned with an infared scan system that detects anything.
>  Bob
>  >
>  > Cheers
>  >
>  > Charles
>  >
>  > On Fri, 18 Jan 2002, jonathan chetwynd wrote:
>  >
>  >   I'll be fascinated to have a pda with games pad, for the meantime has
>  >   anyone experience of how onmouseover is emulated with a touchscreen?
>  >   tabbing isn't really good enough, but might have to be.
>  >
>  >   can one stroke the screen perhaps?
>  >
>  >   thanks
>  >
>  >
>  >
>  >
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