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Re: mouse replacement software?

From: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2004 09:36:29 -0400
To: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF3768B8D6.25EEE771-ON86256F2B.0049026F-86256F2B.004ABE15@us.ibm.com>
Sorry Patrick, I didn't mean for it to be taken as a rant, nor did intend 
for this to reply post to be directed directly to you.  The "you" should 
be replaced by "one", as in: "Would one expect the user to ...".   Sorry, 
I did not  intend to imply that you mentioned blind or visually impaired 
in your original question.  I was just trying to educate others that might 
have thought that this solution was **also** for the blind and visually 
impaired since it is frequently discussed on the list.  I get questions 
all the time about how this type solution might  help the blind and 
visually impaired.  And I wholeheartedly agree that this list is not just 
about blind and low visions issues. 

I'm curious if any studies have been done on this type solution compared 
to "MouseKeys".  For those who don't know, MouseKeys is supported by the 
Windows' Operating System Control Panel Accessibility Options.  The 
settings lets the users type (or voice command) the Ctrl key to speed up 
the movement of the mouse pointer.. 
Phill Jenkins

"Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk> 
Sent by: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org
10/12/2004 02:33 AM


Re: mouse replacement software?

Phill Jenkins wrote:
 > If you can't see the screen, then how do you know which quadrant you
 > want to go into?  Would you expect the user to memorize everything on
 > the screen after exploring every quadrant and sub quadrant?

Thanks for the rant, Phil, but...did I mention blind or visually 
impaired users anywhere in my original question? I'm of course well 
aware that, by virtue of the software creating a visual grid on the 
screen, this will be useless to somebody who cannot actually see the 
screen...so I'm not quite sure why you felt the need to clarify the 
obvious point here? I thought it was obvious that I was asking in the 
context of users with limited motion...

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