Re: Touch Screen Help

Subject: Re: Touch Screen Help
From: Perception is reality! <JLUBITZ -at- QTIWORLD -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 1996 07:28:50 -0500

Hi Jerolyn!

I have started creating Help files for a touch screen application also, so I've
had to answer some of the same questions you are asking. Here are some of the
things you might want to find out:

1. Do the users have access to a keyboard? If users have access to a keyboard
you can include instructions on how to select buttons, menus and even hot spots
in the Help file with the keyboard.

2. Do you have a touch screen available to you so you can see exactly how big
or small things must be for the users to access hot spots and buttons by touch?
Some of the screens have a lot of *play* in the selection area around the point
of contact, and some have very little play.

Also remember that if the touch screen sits in front of (but is not a part of)
the computer screen, there is an offset between where the user thinks they are
touching and the actual point of contact.

One more thing!!! Have you sent this question to the WinHelp_List? Here's how
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Hope this helps some!!
Jeanette Lubitz
jlubitz -at- qtiworld -dot- com

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