Thread Subject: Subpart D: 1.1-B Keyboard Shortcuts (documentation)
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From: Judy Brewer
Date: Mon, Mar 24 2008 12:40 PM
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For documentation of keyboard shortcuts, I propose using version 5
(existing proposal, at):
unless version 6 (below) is considered an improvement. I also
proposing an additional note, below, regarding "centrally located":
Version 5 seems preferable to versions 2 and 3, as it does not mix in
the issue of programmatic access to AT, which has been moved to
3.U.1.g. It also seems preferable to version 4, as it does not add in
"printed documentation" as one of the ways of meeting this provision,
since that is of relatively less help to someone with limited use of
their hands, compared to the other two options.
The text of version 5 currently reads:
"Information about keyboard shortcuts, including available keyboard
commands and keyboard navigation mechanisms, must be listed in
centrally located user documentation, and available in context-sensitive
If however the substitution of "implicit designators" would be
preferable, we could instead use:
"Information about keyboard shortcuts and implicit designators must be
listed in centrally located user documentation, and available in
In addition, I believe we need a note scoping "centrally located user
documentation", such as:
"Note: Centrally located user documentation can be in more than one
location, but should be able to be located through application help."
At 06:27 PM 3/22/2008 -0400, Mike Paciello wrote:
>Peter / Judy / Andi -
>In an effort to bring this provision to closure, would it be
>possible for you to agree to use one of the two versions that you
>currently have proposed -- at least as a starting point? Currently
>you have the following 2 versions:
>Version 4: (first proposal from Judy/Peter):
>Information about keyboard shortcuts, including keyboard commands
>and keyboard navigation mechanisms, must be documented in at least
>one of the following places:
>1. integrated help system / context-sensitive help
>2. centralized on-line documentation
>3. printed user documentation
>When the documentation lists specific pointing-device based actions
>that are unique to the product or content, the keyboard commands
>must also be listed. Wherever commercially reasonable and logically
>practicable, all keyboard shortcuts, commands, and navigation should
>be documented in at least one centralized location.
>Version 5: (second proposal from Judy/Peter):Information about
>keyboard shortcuts, including available keyboard commands and
>keyboard navigation mechanisms, must be listed in centrally located
>user documentation, and available in context-sensitive help.
>Eliminating one still leaves us with three versions. From there, I
>will ask the committee to decide on two competing versions and from
>there we can attempt to determine consensus on one or the other.
>Can you tell me what the key issues are? My last notes indicate that
>Andi was working on this based on note from Judy. I assume this
>involves WCAG harmonization, but I could be wrong.
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