RE: "Type" vs. "Enter"

Subject: RE: "Type" vs. "Enter"
From: Greg Holmes <greg -dot- holmes -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2004 15:12:02 -0400

"Char James-Tanny" wrote:

>BTW, I don't worry about how the information gets
>into the field. If the user is speaking the letters,
>they know that "type" means "speak."

What Char said. I used to worry about this
re accessibility, but then I realized:

1. There isn't a good, unambiguous way to
avoid verbs that some people might accomplish
by alternative means. ("Enter" would be great
here, if there weren't that pesky key by the
same name ...)

2. Those who use alternative means are used to
(or will get be getting used to quickly) making
the necessary translations.

Greg Holmes


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