[Kde-accessibility] Re: [PATCH] select folder on timeout,
after navigating to it
Bill.Haneman at Sun.COM
Tue Jan 27 15:22:20 CET 2004
On Tue, 2004-01-27 at 00:43, Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> On Monday 26 January 2004 13:04, Olaf Jan Schmidt wrote:
> > [Till Adam, So 25.01. 2004 11:00:11]
> > > On Sunday 25 January 2004 00:29, Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> > > > On Saturday 24 January 2004 22:49, Till Adam wrote:
> > > > > - ctrl-left/right navigates to a folder
> > > > > - timeout of 750 ms selects the folder, reset by
> > > > > ctrl-left/right
> > > > >
> > > > > That way one can navigate over several folders without
> > > > > selecting them, for speed reasons, while still getting the auto
> > > > > selection behavior that seems intuitive to me. Bruggie agrees,
> > > > > so it must be true.
> > > >
> > > > Hmm, sounds like a good idea. But what about accessibility?
I have to agree with Olaf, in general timing-based features create
accessibility issues (except when they occur as part of a
user-customized assistive technology). Certainly if there is a
timing-based activity, the timing must be user-adjustable, otherwise
this is an 'accessibility violation. This probably also means that an
'equivalent' feature needs to be available _without_ resort to a timer
(i.e. an infinitely long timeout period).
There are lots of things that can affect the 'ideal' timing period for
users too - slow network, slow computers, slow fingers :-) so in
practice it's very difficult to select timing-based parameters that work
well for even the majority of users.
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