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RE: Proposed clarification of Checkpoint 1.5

From: Denis Anson <danson@miseri.edu>
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2000 15:22:59 -0500
To: "Ian Jacobs" <ij@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
I would suggest that, rather than saying "one output mechanism" we say "one
sensory modality."  To a programmer, one output mechanism might suggest
displaying on the screen and printing on the printer.  The intent is to have
multisensory information, and this would make it more clear.


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From: w3c-wai-ua-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ua-request@w3.org]On Behalf
Of Ian Jacobs
Sent: Friday, February 25, 2000 3:05 PM
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Subject: Proposed clarification of Checkpoint 1.5


Issue 195 [1] states that reviewers of the Candidate Recommendation [2]
had difficulties understanding the wording of checkpoint 1.5:

  1.5 Ensure that the user interface provides information through
      redundant output modes. [Priority 1]

Therefore I propose this clarification:

  1.5 Ensure that the user interface presents information through
      more than one output mechanism.

  (Note afterwards):
      For example, alert the user to an event with a graphical
      cue, and an audio cue, and a text message on the status bar.
      Refer also to checkpoint 5.4.

Also, we can add to the techniques document that the user may want
to configure the output modes.

 - Ian

[1] http://cmos-eng.rehab.uiuc.edu/ua-issues/issues-linear.html#195
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/CR-UAAG10-20000128
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