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mouse alternatives

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2004 20:05:58 +0100
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To: www-svg@w3.org

There has been a brief discussion on IRC#SVG, which has led to not a 
little confusion on my part at least.

What plans are there to enable 'mouse keys' in SVG?
By 'mouse keys' I understand the accessibility alternatives to mouse 
navigation, that use the keyboard.
(not just tabbing but) Moving the mouse around the screen, dragging 
objects, shift+apple+click+drag(mac)and other mouse interactivity.

Is the WG actively engaged in ensuring that this accessibility is being 

Some people have expressed the view that this is an OS issue, nothing 
to do with SVG, and that in the meantime it is up to individuals to 
create scripts to cover these eventualities.


Jonathan Chetwynd
http://www.peepo.co.uk     "It's easy to use"
Received on Tuesday, 12 October 2004 19:06:31 UTC

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