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RE: Review of UA Last Call Document

From: Denis Anson <danson@miseri.edu>
Date: Wed, 1 Dec 1999 11:40:28 -0500
To: <allan_jm@tsb1.tsbvi.edu>, "Ian Jacobs" <ij@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Cc: "John Gardner" <john.gardner@orst.edu>
Quoting from "Haptic Issues for Virtual Manipulation," a dissertation by Ken
Hinkley, "Haptic comes from the Greek word haptesthai, which means to touch.
In human-computer interaction, and for the purposes of this thesis, the term
haptic encompasses a broad set of related sensations including
proprioception and kinesthesis."  This is "tactile sensation," but it isn't
texture of temperature, it is the position and movements of joints that we
are talking about. A haptic mouse will "bump" when it runs into an icon on
the screen, for example.  In this usage, Braille probably isn't "haptic."

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-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ua-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ua-request@w3.org]On Behalf
Of Jim Allan
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 1999 10:54 AM
To: Ian Jacobs; w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Cc: John Gardner
Subject: RE: Review of UA Last Call Document

Regrading John Gardners comments on tactile vs haptic...

from dictionary.com
tactile, adj. -Perceptible to the sense of touch;
haptic, adj. - Of or relating to the sense of touch; tactile.

common understanding of braille usage is through the sense of touch, many
people are confused or are unsure of the term haptic. I would have no
problem changing it to "tactile"

Jim Allan, Statewide Technical Support Specialist
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1100 W. 45th St., Austin, Texas 78756
voice 512.206.9315    fax: 512.206.9453  http://www.tsbvi.edu/
"Be BOLD and mighty forces will come to your aid." Basil King

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ua-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ua-request@w3.org]On
Behalf Of Ian Jacobs
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 1999 8:17 AM
To: John Gardner
Cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Subject: Re: Review of UA Last Call Document

John Gardner wrote:
> 1c. Braille is tactile, not haptic.

We had some discussion of this as well on 24 November and it
was minuted that Braille is haptic. We'll have to review that
(or just delete the term from the document).
Received on Wednesday, 1 December 1999 11:39:15 UTC

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