Re: "Select" in lieu of other verbs

Subject: Re: "Select" in lieu of other verbs
From: John Posada <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: jlshaeffer -at- aol -dot- com
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 15:52:03 -0500

>  Some advocates of accessibility prefer "Select" because it is
> neutral. It does not imply that the user must perform a particular
> action which may be impossible or difficult for some users.

My point. To be honest, I cannot know for certain that I know every
possible method of interface. It might be on an iPod, a cell phone, a
Solaris text only console, who knows. Do I know how it will be
presented to a visually impaired use?

Or, I may know all of them now, but starting tomorrow, there could be a new way.

What I do know is that the user is selecting an option and if they
cannot understand the method of selection, you need a long talk with
your UXD people.

It's also easier for translation and for content single-sourcing re-use

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John Posada
Senior Technical Writer
NYMetro STC President

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References:
"Select" in lieu of other verbs: From: Boudreaux, Madelyn (GE Healthcare, consultant)
Re: "Select" in lieu of other verbs: From: John Posada
RE: "Select" in lieu of other verbs: From: Dan Goldstein
Re: "Select" in lieu of other verbs: From: John Posada
RE: "Select" in lieu of other verbs: From: Dan Goldstein
Re: "Select" in lieu of other verbs: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: "Select" in lieu of other verbs: From: Stephen Arrants
RE: "Select" in lieu of other verbs: From: Boudreaux, Madelyn (GE Healthcare, consultant)
Re: "Select" in lieu of other verbs: From: jlshaeffer

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