Gentle Reminder: Request for Review: FSG Keyboard Access Specifications

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Gentle Reminder: Request for Review: FSG Keyboard Access Specifications

earl johnson
Greetings;

A gentle reminder that our Jan 31 deadline for comments is
quickly approaching -- The Free Standards Group Accessibility
(FSGA) team needs your help to insure our standards are
appropriate and complete. These specification documents provide
for a basic level of keyboard accessibility support users will be
able to expect from any FSG certified Linux based computing
platform. Feedback is definetly encouraged and welcome.

Keyboard Access Functional Specification:
http://accessibility.freestandards.org/a11yspecs/kbd/xkbdreview.html

Generic Assertions for Manual Testing:
http://accessibility.freestandards.org/a11yspecs/kbd/assertsreview.html 



Earl Johnson, FSGA-KBD Committee Chair
Earl.Johnson<at>Sun.COM

Janina Sajka, FSGA Chair
janina<at>FreeStandards.Org


-------- Original Message --------

December 18, 2005

The Free Standards Group Accessibility Workgroup (FSGA) works to
develop standards supporting comprehensive access to information
and user interfaces for persons with disabilities on computing
platforms which adopt free and open standards (such as Linux,
AIX, and Solaris). The FSGA standards process is open to
interested members of industry, developer, and consumer
communities. Obtaining public comment on our proposed standards
before they are finalized is one of the most important steps in
our process. Public review helps ensure our standards are both
relevant and complete.


DETAILS:
We are now requesting comment on the following specifications
produced by our Keyboard Access Team (FSGA-kbd) [1]. These
specifications are expected to become FSG standards in 2006.

  * Keyboard Access Functional Specification, RC1
        This specification defines keyboard access
        assistive technology features and the
        functionality an FSG certified platform must
        provide in support of accessibility.

  * Generic Assertions for Manual Testing, RC1
        This specification describes how to validate
        that an implementation of the functional
        specification is correctly implemented.


Once these specifications become FSG standards, they will define
the keyboard access functionality a user can expect from an FSG
certified computer system.


HOW TO SEND FEEDBACK:
You may respond through bugzilla using the appropriate URL below
or by sending email to the address below. The preferred method
for receiving feedback is via the web because it automatically
logs your feedback in our tracking system without additional
human intervention. If possible, only use the email method if you
have troubles using the below URLs. See [2] below for guidance on
how to Search bugzilla for other's comments.

Keyboard Access Functional Specification:
http://accessibility.freestandards.org/a11yspecs/kbd/xkbdreview.html

Generic Assertions for Manual Testing:
http://accessibility.freestandards.org/a11yspecs/kbd/assertsreview.html

Review feedback alias and specification [if all else fails]:
     * [hidden email]
     * http://accessibility.freestandards.org/a11yspecs/kbd/


REVIEW TIME PERIOD:
Please provide your comments on these draft specifications no
later than midnight, 24:00 UTC, Wednesday, January 31, 2005.


On behalf of FSGA, and especially the FSGA-kbd team, we thank you
for your assistance.

Earl Johnson, FSGA-KBD Committee Chair
Earl.Johnson<at>Sun.COM

Janina Sajka, FSGA Chair
janina<at>FreeStandards.Org


NOTES:
[1] - The following Mousekeys functionality will be removed from
the final version of both specifications. It is being removed
because it turns out the functionality can not be made user
settable. To be removed:
        "2.2. Pointer step size (aka initial jump)."

[2] - Search on the terms "keyboard" or "keyboard generic" to
call up a list of all review feedback for the "Keyboard Access
Functional Specification" and "Generic Assrtions for Manual
Tests" documents respectively. Visit the following page for more
Help on how to search the Bugzilla web site.
        http://bugs.freestandards.org/quicksearch.html



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