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action-198 for survey

From: Jim Allan <allanj@tsbvi.edu>
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 09:05:04 -0600
To: "'UAWG list'" <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
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ACTION-198 [1]
Create 4.5.6 restore to default settings accessibility.

No current wording.

4.5.6 Restore to default. The user can restore preference settings to their
default values. (Level A) 

NOTE: The user must not be required to know or enter the default value.
NOTE: Allowing the user to reset groups of related preference settings to
their default values (e.g. reset keyboard shortcuts, reset colors and sizes
of rendered content, etc.) is more valuable than merely providing the
ability to reset all preference settings together, because some users will
be unable to use the product without a few specific custom settings. [This
may be better in the understanding document]

4.5.7 Restore defaults outside the UI: The user can adjust preference
settings from outside the user agent user interface. (Level AA)

NOTE: This allows the user to configure a product that would be inaccessible
in its default state. 

EXAMPLE 1: A user agent ships with a separate utility for resetting or
loading user preference settings. 

EXAMPLE 2: Holding down a modifier keys or specifying a command-line switch
when starting the user agent could force it to use the default settings, or
previously used and known-good settings, or a specified user profile.
[note and examples may be better in the understanding document]

Notes, examples, and new success criteria from Greg (Thanks!)

1. http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/tracker/actions/196

Jim Allan, Accessibility Coordinator & Webmaster
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1100 W. 45th St., Austin, Texas 78756
voice 512.206.9315    fax: 512.206.9264  http://www.tsbvi.edu/
"We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us." McLuhan, 1964
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