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Re: Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines

From: <Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr>
Date: Tue, 05 Oct 1999 17:05:46 +0200
Message-Id: <199910051505.RAA20970@tahiti.inrialpes.fr>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>, "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <unagi69@concentric.net>, Amaya List <www-amaya@w3.org>

We're currently working on keyboard accesses and the focus control when Amaya
opens a new window or a dialog box.
We will try to do our best to satisfy your requests.

Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
> Being able to activate a link via the keyboard is pretty urgent, and making
> sure there is a focus in each window (that doesn't disappear).

Gregory J. Rosmaita wrote:
>   the most urgent need is for a viable keyboard interface with which to interact
>   with amaya...  since i can't tab from link to link i can't test out hyperlinks,
>   nor can i test navigation controls, such as ACCESSKEY and TABINDEX...
>   so, i'm sorry to report that, at least from my perspective (or, rather, lack
>   thereof), the most urgent things which need to be introduced into the November
>   release are user interface enhancements -- to wit, (at least a modicum of)
>   keyboard support, plus the introduction of a system caret / cursor that ensures
>   that each window amaya opens is focusable...
>   these enhancements would allow users such as judy and myself and countless
>   others to actually use the authoring tool being developed and promulgated by
>   the organization for whom we have been involved/working in drafting these
>   guidelines...
>   thanks again for your feedback, and for your willingness to work with us,
>   gregory.

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