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Re: Head in the sand, driving a car

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2003 17:04:16 +0100
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>, "John WATS.ca" <foliot@wats.ca>
Message-Id: <314C5854-96A6-11D7-BA90-0003939B5AD0@btinternet.com>
Please explain:

How can a novice computer user, who is independently learning to use a 
mouse with great difficulty, disable right clicking using the OS?

Assuming it is possible, then we would need to show the user how to do 
it, assuming that the user has the cognitive ability, which in fact 
they don't in this instance. This is similar to insisting that the 
driver has to learn how an engine works before driving. Usually any 
instructor creates environments suited to individual needs and 
abilities to motivate and encourage progression. If the instructor is 
not present then this must be possible via the browser, unless you 
allow direct access to the OS which is frequently considered 
undesirable. In this instance javascript provides a great solution. 
Perhaps John or Chaals could provide a written description of how they 
believe an accessible version should behave.

Alternatively one could argue that these training materials should be 
provided with the application.
It seems there is some fundamental misunderstanding here, work-arounds 
are essential in all walks of life.


On Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at 02:22  am, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
they should expect to remove a work-around because the manufacturers 
have tuned their software better
Received on Wednesday, 4 June 2003 12:01:08 UTC

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