[GlobalPreferences] First attempt at PGA preferences categorization
jhung at ocadu.ca
Mon Mar 4 19:55:57 UTC 2013
Thank you so much for those additions and great suggestions!
I agree that it's important that there is an appropriate level granularity
for a given preference - with that in mind, I've reformatted the document
to better communicate this. For example, under "Size" you can see that a
size can be specified for transcripts, captions, and text independently.
In the process of reformatting, a few of your comments appear to be
duplicated. Can you check to see that your comments are intact and delete
the comments that are no longer needed?
On Sat, Mar 2, 2013 at 11:28 AM, Shari Trewin <trewin at us.ibm.com> wrote:
> Hi Jon,
> This is a great list. I have gone through the preferences we found to be
> useful in our WebAdapt2Me/accessibilityWorks projects and added some items
> to the document. Feel free to move them around if they are in the wrong
> place, or are already listed elsewhere.
> Under 'Text content' I added: letter spacing, word spacing, and line
> spacing. I see there is a general item for 'content spacing' under
> 'layout', but these specific settings seemed to me to fit under text, and
> need to be adjusted independently. In our research, these options improved
> readability for older users, children with dyslexia and people with low
> Under 'Interaction' I added 'Cursor Size'. In accessibilityWorks we
> provided an option for a very large cursor size. Much larger than those
> the operating systems offer. This was a very popular feature that made a
> huge difference for many of the users I met. I think it is an important
> preference. Our cursor were also very brightly colored - would that come
> under 'Cursor Highlight'? People could choose from different cursor
> colors, to make the cursor more visible to them.
> One of the most popular features in accessibilityWorks was the ability to
> point to text and hear it read aloud (different to pure audio interaction).
> Looking at the current list, I wasn't sure whether that is covered. I
> would be inclined to list it as 'Point to speak' under 'Interaction', if it
> is not covered elsewhere.
> What about preferences relating to standard input devices? Mouse gain,
> key repeat delay and rate, sticky keys, acceptance delay, etc?
> If I need a long key repeat delay, and I go to a public computer in a
> library and swipe my Id card (or whatever I do to activate my preferences),
> I need those settings to be activated for me too, even though they are not
> related to the specific content I want to access. These options are
> potentially relevant to touch screen interactions too, where debounce and
> accidental activation have also been observed.
> What about support for scanning? Wouldn't it be great if switch users
> could directly scan through content elements and interact with them instead
> of having to generate 'tab' key presses on an onscreen keyboard? If
> preference profiles included information about input methods (number of
> switches and their mapping, scan rate), this opens the door to innovative
> approaches for switch users.
> I have suggested some possible input-related preferences at the end of the
> document. These relate to typical keyboard preferences but are
> generalized. I also added in some items that we needed in our 3D virtual
> world project (PowerUp).
> I also suggested some aids - magnified text, and a reading aid that hides
> content other then the current word/line being read. This last was
> strongly requested by the teachers at a school for children with severe
> My additions and comments are labelled 'HCI Research' - I wasn't logged in
> with my usual username at the time.
> Shari Trewin
> Usability and Accessibility Research
> IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
> P.O. Box 218, Yorktown, NY 10598
> [image: Inactive hide details for Jonathan Hung ---02/26/2013 10:47:40
> PM---Hi everyone, To follow-up on Tona's message earlier titled]Jonathan
> Hung ---02/26/2013 10:47:40 PM---Hi everyone, To follow-up on Tona's
> message earlier titled "PGA: wireframing first ideas", I have attempted to
> create the first
> *Jonathan Hung <jhung at ocadu.ca>*
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> [GlobalPreferences] First attempt at PGA preferences categorization
> Hi everyone,
> To follow-up on Tona's message earlier titled "PGA: wireframing first
> ideas", I have attempted to create the first enumeration of possible
> preferences for the PGA system. These preferences are based on design
> brainstorming (use cases and mind mapping), existing features of FLOE UI
> Options, and the "Cognitive Disability Matrix and Adaptations to Learn"
> document in the shared PGA google drive.
> The PGA Preferences Categorization can be found here:
> I would love to hear input from the community concerning this list. The
> document is editable so please edit and revise as needed. Also this
> document is currently hosted in my personal google space but perhaps this
> should be moved into the shared google drive?
> - Jon.
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