Thread Subject: Re: 21 g - revision
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From: Jim Tobias
Date: Tue, Mar 27 2007 10:40 AM
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One other display attribute that might be usefully added to a revised 21(g)
the cursor: its size, shape, coloring (e.g. black, white, inverse, etc.),
presence/absence of "trails". I know of several applications that replace
system cursor with an app-specific one to the detriment of low vision users.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andi Snow-Weaver [mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2007 1:22 PM
> To: TEITAC Web/Software Subcommittee
> Subject: Re: [teitac-websoftware] 21 g - revision
> The wording in the 21(g) proposal that seems to be causing
> the concern was chosen to improve the existing 21(g) and
> harmonize it with 21(b) which also uses that wording.
> Current wording:
> 21(b) Applications shall not disrupt or disable activated
> features of other products that are identified as
> accessibility features, where those features are developed
> and documented according to industry standards.
> Applications also shall not disrupt or disable activated
> features of any operating system that are identified as
> accessibility features where the application programming
> interface for those accessibility features has been
> documented by the manufacturer of the operating system and is
> available to the product developer.
> 21(g) Applications shall not override user selected contrast
> and color selections and other individual display attributes.
> Proposed wording:
> 21(b) - no change. We discussed the testabilty issues with
> 21(b) but were unable to reach consensus on a recommendation
> for changing the wording.
> 21(g) Applications shall utilize user selected contrast and
> color selections and other individual display attributes when
> the availability of those selections are developed and
> documented according to industry standards.
> The problem with the original wording is that "other
> individual display attributes" is very vague. The proposed
> wording was viewed as an improvement, although certainly not perfect.