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Re: mouse alternatives

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2004 07:23:51 +0100
Message-Id: <7362ABB0-1CE0-11D9-A5AB-000A95C7D298@btinternet.com>
Cc: <www-svg@w3.org>
To: "Doug Schepers" <doug@schepers.cc>


Please could you consider not replying to emails that contain the 
keyword 'accessibility'
You've suggested offline that you 'haven't the time' to explore 
accessibility issues.
Anyone wishing to make helpful comments on accessibility needs at least 
a desire to understand the issues.


Jonathan Chetwynd
http://www.peepo.co.uk     "It's easy to use"
On 12 Oct 2004, at 22:30, Doug Schepers wrote:

Hi, Jonathan-

I don't believe that it's appropriate for "mouse keys" to be explicitly
defined in SVG.

However, I *do* think that it's appropriate to include a mechanism for
directional navigation, and to define a method to map keys to 
Given these two abilities, I think that you would have the building 
for such accessibility, and authors could then take matters into their 
hands. Best practices and standardized accessibility specifications can
allow the authors to produce variously accessible content.

Doug Schepers

doug . schepers  @ vectoreal.com

"Move into the future..."

Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:
| 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 integrated?
| 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.
| regards
| Jonathan Chetwynd
| http://www.peepo.co.uk     "It's easy to use"
| irc://freenode/accessibility
Received on Wednesday, 13 October 2004 06:24:30 UTC

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