Thread Subject: Re: Touch-based controls language
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From: Debbie Cook
Date: Tue, Jul 03 2007 6:50 PM
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The language in Proposal 1 with modifications to specify the reference is
fine. I vote for proposal 1 over proposal 2.
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And your suggestion for alternate wording would be...?
Randy Marsden, P.Eng.
President & CEO, Madentec Limited
ATIA Global Policy Chair
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> I would like to specifically express concern about Proposal 2 below. I
> no idea what "an equivalent means" is or how it would be interpreted.
> Specifically, I can't think of a means that affords the privacy that is
> provided by direct use of controls. For example, if the equivalent means
> speech, then you have to be in an environment where it is appropriate to
> talk to the device. That's not appropriate for a public device "I'd like
> withdraw $500 from my account" or a private device like a music player
> voice input might be difficult. I don't know what other equivalency there
> would be. I believe the controls should be accessible in themselves as
> currently exists in the standard. To eliminate the requirement for
> specifically accessible mechanical controls means you would create a
> that requires a person who is blind to be able to do speech input.
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>> From call today. Initiating conversation regarding proposed language
> options to address touch controls:
> Proposal 1 - If a product utilizes touch screens or touch-operated
> an input method shall be provided that complies with Mechanical Controls
> Proposal 2 - If a product utilizes touch screens or touch-operated
> an equivalent means of input/interaction/control shall be provided.
> Please comment and discuss.
> Rob Nerhood | Experience Design Group | Ergonomics Engineer
> Dell, Inc. | One Dell Way | Round Rock, Texas 78682 - 7000
> direct 512.723.2763
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