Thread Subject: Keyboard proposal
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From: Gregg Vanderheiden
Date: Wed, Sep 12 2007 9:35 AM
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On the keyboard provision
We need to limit it to devices that have a Keyboard or keyboard interface.
We need to allow that some functions may be from other mechanical buttons.
Needs to say Keyboard or keyboard interface so that we don't require
addition of an interface.
Where products have a keyboard or keyboard interface , all functionality of
the product operable through the user interface must be operable through the
keyboard or keyboard interface or other mechanical buttons without requiring
specific timings for individual keystrokes. The only exception is where the
underlying function requires input that depends on the path of the user's
movement and not just the endpoints.
NOTE: A software product that accepts text input would have a "keyboard
This puts the condition up front so it is easy to see (and discard provision
if not true)
Meets the needs stated above
Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D.
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