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RE: Proposed clarification of Checkpoint 1.5

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 09:06:18 -0600
Message-Id: <4.1.20000228090448.00a62980@staff.uiuc.edu>
To: <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Ian and Denis,
I think what we want is at least one modality rendered as text, so that is
can be converted to other modalities.  I beleive text would be our output
independent modality.

At 03:22 PM 2/25/00 -0500, Denis Anson wrote:
>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.
>-----Original Message-----
>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
>To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
>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
>Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
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Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
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