Thread Subject: Re: possible mouse-related standards,just to get started
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From: Jonathan Avila
Date: Thu, Oct 19 2006 7:45 PM
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"Another issue that comes up regarding 1194.21N is keyboard "access to
dynamically changing text in software applications.
"For example, the cpu monitor in Windows. Text such as this "that is
dynamically changing but is static text is often not "accessible via the
keyboard. In software we don't have the "benefit of a virtual cursor
(except for the JAWS/WE cursor, "which may be dead soon when new versions of
Windows move away "from an OSM.
"I would think this would already be covered by standards D Interface
Elements, and F Textual "Information. These standards cover output of which
the CPU Monitor is one, while standard A "covers user activity such as
input, navigation, activation, etc.
Having this information represented textual and with sufficient information
does no good if the visually impaired user can't reach this type of dynamic
text via the keyboard.
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