Re: [Usability] GtkEntry with units

On Sun, 2007-01-21 at 13:29 +0000, Alan Horkan wrote:

> (I have a familiar feeling about this problem.  There may be some
> accessibility impact or something else awkward I cannot quite put my
> finger on.

The accessibility impact is probably that you need to programatically
associate any external unit indicator (be it static text or a dropdown)
with the text field, so that screenreaders will present the value and
the unit to users as somewhat of a single entity, rather than as
unrelated controls.

Since the text box will most likely have a descriptive label as well,
this will often mean associating at least two other controls with the
same text box, which isn't technically-challenging for our screenreaders
to handle AFAIK, but I'd imagine it can't help but add a little
complexity to the task for the user.


CALUM BENSON, Usability Engineer       Sun Microsystems Ireland
mailto:calum benson sun com            GNOME Desktop Group                      +353 1 819 9771

Any opinions are personal and not necessarily those of Sun Microsystems

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