Thread Subject: Re: Group A: 21(a) keyboard operation
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From: Travis Roth
Date: Thu, Oct 19 2006 5:20 PM
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> " [Peter korn wrote] Today all three desktop OSes (Windows, " Mac, and
> UNIX) provide MouseKeys functionality that allows " any user who can
> press a single key on the keypad to move the " mouse. Is this
> reasonable and sufficient? Or should we " actually require that every
> software application provide " mouse movement alternatives for moving
> things like spray cans
A level of effort to perform a task should be considered.
An example: If an OS provides a method to use the keyboard to move the
mouse, is it reasonable to ask that all keyboard users use this method to
move the mouse to perform common tasks such as opening a menu and making a
Depending on the mouse movement intervals allowed, this could be a time
consuming and extraneous task.
I do not think that the ability of the OS to provide keyboard replacement
for a pointing device should be the sole means to meeting a keyboard
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