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Re: lynx-dev Re: radio buttons

From: Rick Lewis
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Re: radio buttons
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 23:02:23 -0700 (MST)

On Wed, 29 Sep 1999 address@hidden wrote:

> Wow..  So there are Lynx users who have NEVER used a GUI?

Absolutely. First of all, many blind users use lynx because the cost 
of switching to a GUI is prohibitively high. 
But in my work with AzTeC, the FreeNet here in Arizona, I encounter 
sighted users every day. These users have older machines, or their 
use of the Internet is limited. Generally, they venture into the email 
world first, and gradually to the Web. For the above groups, (including 
me, by the way), lynx is *the* method of Internet access, not just one 
of many. 
Granted, we're a small percentage, but we're out here. 
> Maybe something like "One radio button must be selected in the group, this one
> already is."  That would at least hopefully enforce the 'one selected in a
> group' idea.
You're on the right track here. At least the wording shouldn't sound like 
the user is doing something wrong when selecting a radio button. 
By the way, as a radio broadcaster, I dn't find the term "radio 
button" anachronostic, just odd. 
Choice button would have beeen clearer, or maybe option button. 
We radio guys can always use the plug, but the experience needs to be a 
positive one! <g>

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