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Windows XP Tablet PC Edition VPAT - Microsoft Download Center

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Windows XP Tablet PC Edition VPAT - Microsoft Download Center

Date: 01/23/03 ??Name of Product: Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC

    Edition Operating System

    Contact for more Information: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/tabletpc

    http://www.microsoft.com/enable

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    ? Microsoft usability research indicates that the exceptions noted are not significantly disruptive to product functionality. In some instances, this symbol indicates that the functionality described is accessible through equivalent, alternative means, via the keyboard using standard menu options.

    Summary Table

    Voluntary Product Accessibility Template

    Criteria Supporting Features Remarks and explanations Section 1194.21 Software Applications and See section 1194.21 below. Operating Systems

    Section 1194.22 Web-based internet Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition is not considered a web-information and applications based internet information and applications product, although it does

    support saving in HTML format. See section 1194.22 below. Section 1194.23 Telecommunications Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition is not considered a Products telecommunications product. Section 1194.24 Video and Multi-media Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition does not use multimedia Products except as covered in section 1194.21. Section 1194.25 Self-Contained, Closed Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition is not a self-contained Products product.

    Section 1194.26 Desktop and Portable Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition is software as defined under Computers section 1194.21. Section 1194.31 Functional Performance See section 1194.31 below. Criteria

    Section 1194.41 (a) Information, See section 1194.41 below. Documentation and Support

? Microsoft usability research indicates that the exceptions noted are not significantly disruptive to product functionality. In some instances, this symbol indicates that the functionality described is accessible through equivalent, alternative means, via the keyboard utilizing standard menu options.

    Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems - Detail

    Voluntary Product Accessibility Template

    Criteria Supporting Features Remarks and explanations (a) When software is designed to run on Supported with exceptions: InkEdit

    a system that has a keyboard, product Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC ? Ink features are designed to collect ink data, recognize it, and functions shall be executable from a Edition (hereafter referred as Tablet convert to text. As an alternative, users can enter text using the keyboard where the function itself or the PC Edition) supports Microsoft keyboard. result of performing a function can be Windows? XP Professional discerned textually. Microsoft Office XP Pack for Tablet PC (hereafter referred as accessibility features including Tablet Pack) StickyKeys, FilterKeys, MouseKeys,

    High Contrast, and more. ? Inking, selecting, using dedicated tools for inking and selecting,

    and resizing/positioning of items on a page require discrete motor Keyboard access is provided control, and are not keyboard accessible. Inking is a throughout Tablet PC. Keyboard complimentary method for using Office applications. Standard shortcuts, shortcut keys, and menu Office operations using a keyboard is available always available. commands are readily available in

    Windows XP Tablet PC Edition. Sticky Notes

    Windows XP Help functionality ? The product has Standard System Hotkeys for generic events such

    includes easily accessible reference as closing, sizing, moving as well as the specific Sticky Notes

    guides for keyboard accessibility. functionalities such as advancing through notes, deleting notes,

    and recording voice messages. Sticky Notes is designed to be Some features of Tablet PC are based primarily an electronic pen drawing application where a digital pen on ink and pen input, and therefore, is used to print electronic ink drawings into the User Interface. may not always be accessible to While this freehand input is available using either a digital pen, a people with motor skill impairments. mouse, or if equipped, a touch sensitive device typically found on Keyboard input and voice recognition laptop computers, inking is not possible using a keyboard. input are provided as an alternative. Similarly, the ability to erase individual lines of ink using a

    “Scratch Out Gesture” exists, but like inking itself, it can only be

    utilized with the same devices to draw ink. As an alternative,

    CTRL + D will erase the entire note.

    ? The voice note progress bar slider is not accessible via a

    keyboard. The function of this device is to allow the user to drag

    the pointer along the continuum of the recorded note to start

    playback at a desired time point. This is available using mouse,

    digital pen, or touch pad. Voice notes are limited to thirty seconds

    maximum recording length so the user is affected minimally. The ? Microsoft usability research indicates that the exceptions noted are not significantly disruptive to product functionality. In some instances, this symbol indicates that the functionality described is accessible through equivalent, alternative means, via the keyboard utilizing standard menu options.

    voice note playback may be paused, stopped, or resumed by

    hotkey.

    Ink Overlay / Ink Picture

    ? InkOverlay/InkPicture are meant for the purposes of collecting ink

    as ink data in it’s raw form (freehand drawing and annotating).

    They do not perform functions that can be discerned textually.

    Cut, copy, paste, and delete commands are accessible from the

    keyboard.

    Tablet Input Panel

    ? The Input Panel is used to input text on a tablet computer when a

    keyboard is not available; in other words, it replaces the keyboard.

    Furthermore, keyboard control of software requires input focus on

    the element being controlled, and the Input Panel explicitly cannot

    receive focus (otherwise the text it generated would not go to any

    other application, defeating the point of the utility). Therefore, the

    entire main Input Panel window is not keyboard accessible. All

    other windows associated with the Input Panel (Options dialog

    box, About dialog box, Help, etc.) all are fully keyboard accessible.

    All Tablet PCs have access to keyboards. They are either attached

    or can be attached via a USB port or an infrared signal. Windows Journal

    ? Inking, selecting or resizing/positioning of items on a page require

    discrete motor control, and are not keyboard accessible. Text may

    be added to a page by pasting from another application into

    Journal as a text-box. The text box cannot be subsequently moved

    or resized using keyboard alone.

    Inkball

    ? Inking and playing in the game area requires discrete motor

    control, and are not keyboard accessible. Inking on the game area

    can be achieved using a mouse. The game is designed to be

    playable with a pointing device.

    Calibration

    ? Calibrating the pen cannot be done with the keyboard. After the

    calibration is done, the "OK" and "Cancel" buttons are keyboard

    ? Microsoft usability research indicates that the exceptions noted are not significantly disruptive to product functionality. In some instances, this symbol indicates that the functionality described is accessible through equivalent, alternative means, via the keyboard utilizing standard menu options.

    accessible.

    ? This feature is intended to calibrate the pen for intended usage of

    the pen and provides no benefit for the keyboard

    Tablet PC Control Panel

    ? In case of the "Press a Key" Button action of the Tablet PC

    Buttons, the control is used to accept different keyboard input and

    the user is expected to use the mouse or the pen to tab out of the

    control after entering the keyboard keys that need to be mapped

    to the button. Using the keyboard to tab out results in "Tab" being

    recognized as the keyboard action to be mapped to a button.

    Tablet PC Tutorials

    ? If the user tabs into the Flash movie controls, he cannot tab out of

    it and the focus is lost, resulting in loss of access to the other

    controls on the page.

    ? The slider control within the Flash movie cannot be moved using

    the keyboard.

    (b) Applications shall not disrupt or Supported with minor Ink Overlay / Ink Picture

    disable activated features of other exceptions: ? InkPicture/InkOverlay do not disrupt the features listed. They products that are identified as In the vast majority of user scenarios, respond to system color changes, and by default, attempt to show accessibility features, where those Tablet PC Edition does not disrupt or ink in a high contrast compatible form. features are developed and documented disable accessibility features of the according to industry standards. ? The majority of features in this area do not apply to these API operating system. Applications also shall not disrupt or components; it is the application developer’s responsibility to disable activated features of any Tablet PC Edition enables individuals adhere to these. operating system that are identified as to customize their desktop elements, Input Panel accessibility features where the including resizing and rearranging application programming interface for toolbars and menus, choosing color, ? Input Panel: Input Panel does not disrupt or disable any of these those accessibility features has been size, sound, and format options. functions from normal usage. However, due to the unique nature documented by the manufacturer of the of the Input Panel as an on-screen text input device, its operating system and is available to the Tablet PC Edition supports large fonts interaction with some of these features is worth noting. product developer. in the title bar, toolbars and most

    dialogs. Tablet PC Edition supports ? Sticky Keys: Sticky Keys are ignored by the Input Panel, which operating system accessibility always treats modifier keys as “sticky” for a single use. This does features including StickyKeys, not affect use of this feature with a hardware keyboard. FilterKeys, MouseKeys, High Contrast, ? Filter Keys: Filter Keys are ignored by the Input Panel. This does

    ? Microsoft usability research indicates that the exceptions noted are not significantly disruptive to product functionality. In some instances, this symbol indicates that the functionality described is accessible through equivalent, alternative means, via the keyboard utilizing standard menu options.

    and more. not affect use of this feature with a hardware keyboard.

    ? Mouse Keys: The Input Panel does not have a numeric keypad, so

    this feature is not directly supported by the Input Panel. This does

    not affect use of this feature with a hardware keyboard.

    ? Automatic reset of options: The Input Panel does not support this

    feature.

    ? Toggle Keys: Caps Lock and Scroll Lock keys on the Input Panel

    do not generate sounds when turned on or off. The Input Panel

    does not have a Num Lock key. This does not affect use of this

    feature with a hardware keyboard.

    ? Accessibility shortcut keys: The key combinations to start Filter

    Keys, High Contrast, MouseKeys, StickyKeys, and ToggleKeys do

    not work from inside the Input Panel on-screen keyboard. This

    does not affect the use of this feature with a hardware keyboard.

    Windows Journal

    ? Journal supports the benchmark. NB Mouse Keys may not be used

    to manipulate page elements as cursor keys are used for scrolling

    the page.

    Inkball

    ? Inkball supports the benchmark. NB: The mouse cannot be used

    to ink on the playing area on the Tablet hardware (with an

    integrated digitizer) because a user is expected to use a digital

    pen on the tablet hardware. Inking with a mouse works on a

    Windows XP Tablet PC Edition OS installed on a desktop (without

    an integrated digitizer)

    (c) A well-defined on-screen indication of Supported with minor Tablet Pack

    the current focus shall be provided that exceptions: ? Setup: The checkbox to launch the tutorial at the last dialog does moves among interactive interface Tablet PC Edition supports not sufficiently indicate the focus. elements as the input focus changes. technologies that make computer The focus shall be programmatically ? Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Journal extensions menu: All features programs more accessible to people exposed so that Assistive Technology indicate the location of the keyboard focus. who use assistive technology. Visual can track focus and focus changes.

    on-screen focus and tracking is ? Inking: This interaction method is designed to accept input from a

    ? Microsoft usability research indicates that the exceptions noted are not significantly disruptive to product functionality. In some instances, this symbol indicates that the functionality described is accessible through equivalent, alternative means, via the keyboard utilizing standard menu options.

    provided throughout Tablet PC digital pen. The work area (page surface), like MS Paint, does not

    Edition. have a keyboard focus.

     ? Setup: The focus is at the checkbox and can be confirmed via

    hitting the shortcut to the checkbox and tapping on the space bar

    to toggle the checkbox on/off. The default is on which assures the

    user sees this user assistance content.

    ? Help, Tutorial: Both of these are accessible from the start menu

    after installation, which supports keyboard access as well as

    provide clear visual feedback on where the focus is. Sticky Notes

    ? Sticky Notes is designed to accept inking input from a digital pen,

    mouse, or pointing device and the surface designed to receive this

    input is not designed to accept text based input therefore no

    expectation exists for this to facilitate keyboard focus. Ink Overlay / Ink Picture

    ? InkOverlay is not a window and cannot, by itself, retain focus.

    InkPicture is consistent with the VB6 PictureBox which also does

    not provide focus feedback. The control is meant to collect raw ink

    (freehand drawing). An application developer can easily program

    to implement feedback if desired.

    Input Panel

    ? The Input Panel cannot receive focus explicitly. If it did, the text

    it generated would not go to any other application, defeating the

    point of the utility. Therefore, the entire main Input Panel window

    does not show keyboard focus.

    ? All other windows associated with the Input Panel (Options dialog

    box, About dialog box, Help, etc.) are fully keyboard accessible.

Windows Journal

    ? The Journal utility is designed to accept input from a digital pen.

    The work area (page surface), like MS Paint, does not have a

    keyboard focus.

    ? The digital ink media type does not have a use for a keyboard

    ? Microsoft usability research indicates that the exceptions noted are not significantly disruptive to product functionality. In some instances, this symbol indicates that the functionality described is accessible through equivalent, alternative means, via the keyboard utilizing standard menu options.

    focus.

    Inkball

    ? The Inkball game is designed to accept input from a digital pen.

    The work area (page surface), like MS Paint, does not have a

    keyboard focus.

    ? The digital ink media type does not have a use for a keyboard

    focus.

    (d) Sufficient information about a user Supported with exceptions: InkEdit

    interface element including the identity, Tablet PC Edition User Interface ? MSAA is not supported on yet-to-be recognized ink. The operation and state of the element shall elements include menu bars, toolbars, application developer can build the support in if desired. Busy be available to Assistive Technology. check boxes and buttons, to name a state is reported to the developer. When an image represents a program few. element, the information conveyed by the Tablet Pack image must also be available in text. Tablet PC Edition supports Microsoft ? Pen, highlighter and eraser states are not differentiated on the Active Accessibility? programming toolbar via different tooltip text. interface tools as well as the Microsoft

    Visio Object Model which is available ? Inking provides a complimentary method to use the Office XP to individuals to access the user applications. Standard Office operations using a keyboard is interface. available as an alternative.

    ? The digital pen, highlighter, eraser, and selection tool are

    dedicated tools for inking and selecting, and resizing/positioning of

    items on a page and require discrete motor control as a

    prerequisite. They are not keyboard accessible.

    Sticky Notes

    ? If over 100 notes are created, user display settings are set to High

    Contrast White, Large Fonts, and the user navigates to a note that

    is >= 100/100 the Delete Button disappears from view. Resizing

    the note corrects this condition and deleting the note remains

    available via the Delete hotkey.

    Ink Overlay / Ink Picture

    ? MSAA support was not built into InkOverlay/InkPicture.

    ? Any application developer can build this support using the Tablet

    ? Microsoft usability research indicates that the exceptions noted are not significantly disruptive to product functionality. In some instances, this symbol indicates that the functionality described is accessible through equivalent, alternative means, via the keyboard utilizing standard menu options.

    PC Software Development Kit if desired. Input Panel

    ? Input Panel multi-character writing areas (Latin writing pad and

    East Asian character input) do not have every UI element

    individually labeled via MSAA. All buttons are labeled, but pen

    input areas (which require the ability to write in specific places

    with a digital pen) are not broken into regions. ? The East Asian character lookup box and results pane are not

    individually labeled.

    ? The on-screen keyboard component of the Input Panel can be

    used to enter text, and reports all buttons accurately via MSAA.

    Windows Journal

    ? The Journal toolbar does not identify flags as different colors via

    tooltip text.

    ? Journal pen, highlighter and eraser states are not differentiated on

    the toolbar via different tooltip text.

    ? Tool states are registered on the Journal menu in plain text.

    Inkball

    ? Inkball display bar (balls to come, current score, HiScore, Tiles

    earned and time left) are not differentiated on the toolbar via

    different tooltip text.

    ? Each display element in the display bar is explained in the Help

    file.

    Tablet PC Control Panel

    ? Tablet Buttons Tab and Pen Options tab in the Tablet PC Control

    panel have non-labeled List-boxes. The Narrator cannot identify

    these list-box elements.

    Tablet PC Flash Tutorials

    ? The Flash tutorial movie controls do not supply sufficient

    information to the assistive technology and do not work with

    screen reading assistive technologies.

    ? Microsoft usability research indicates that the exceptions noted are not significantly disruptive to product functionality. In some instances, this symbol indicates that the functionality described is accessible through equivalent, alternative means, via the keyboard utilizing standard menu options.

    ? The user can switch to a "text-only" version that does not contain

    the Flash movies.

    Tablet PC Out of the Box Experience

    ? The check-box control on the first page of the OOBE does not

    supply sufficient information to the Narrator. (e) When bitmap images are used to Supported:

    identify controls, status indicators, or Images used throughout Tablet PC

    other programmatic elements, the Edition operating system for controls, meaning assigned to those images shall status indicators, or other be consistent throughout an application's programmatic elements are performance. consistent.

(f) Textual information shall be provided Supported

    through operating system functions for Tablet PC Edition uses standard displaying text. The minimum information functions to send text to the that shall be made available is text operating system. content, text input caret location, and text

    attributes.

    (g) Applications shall not override user Supported with minor Ink Overlay / Ink Picture selected contrast and color selections exceptions:

    and other individual display attributes. ? Ink collected without ink color and background modified will Tablet PC Edition supports system-respond to system color changes. Once these are modified, it is wide color settings as identified in the assumed that the content creator requires fixed color values. Any operating system display properties. application developer is free to apply a color mapping to respond

    to color changes. Tablet PC Edition does not extend

    operating system user-defined font Tablet PC Control Panel settings to the document frame due

    ? Switching to large fonts does not work in some parts of the Tablet to the need to preserve the

    PC Control Panel. This behavior is consistent with all existing WYSIWYG (What You See is What

    Windows XP control panels You Get) User Interface (UI) model,

    Tablet PC Edition does enable the Tablet PC Tutorials user to set document font sizes

    ? In a few pages, some characters are partially overlapped in case according to their specific needs.

    of a high contrast black and 120 DPI setting. The overlapping text ? Microsoft usability research indicates that the exceptions noted are not significantly disruptive to product functionality. In some instances, this symbol indicates that the functionality described is accessible through equivalent, alternative means, via the keyboard utilizing standard menu options.

Tablet PC Edition does not support can be avoided by reducing the DPI (in Display settings) to 96

    large font mode in dialogs where DPI.

    large fonts would render the dialog Tablet PC Flash Tutorials impossible to read. The operating

    system magnifier application is ? The Flash tutorials contain multimedia content and does not

    support high contrast available to magnify dialog text.

    ? A text only version is available to the user which does not contain

    the Flash movies.

    Tablet PC Out of the Box Experience

    ? In a few pages, some characters are partially cropped when

    viewed with a high contrast black and 120 DPI setting. The

    cropping of text can be avoided by reducing the DPI (in Display

    settings) to 96 DPI.

    (h) When animation is displayed, the Supported with minor Tablet Pack

    information shall be displayable in at exceptions: ? All Tablet Pack features besides the tutorial do not use animation, least one non-animated presentation Tablet PC Edition includes two and is not applicable. The Tablet Pack tutorial uses animation, and mode at the option of the user. animations which contain information does not provide information in an alternative format. not displayed in a non-animated ? The tutorial is repetition of the information provided in help which presentation mode; these exceptions does not use animation, providing the information in HTML are described at right. format. Referring to help provides an alternative work around. Tablet PC Flash Tutorials Input Panel

    Tablet PC Flash Tutorials include ? The Input Panel meets the benchmark. There is animation to animation. The user can switch to a display speech and handwriting recognition progress, but this "text-only" version (via a hyperlink at feedback is redundant of other, accessible feedback. the top of the home page of the

    tutorial) which does not contain the Inkball

    Flash movies. If the user tabs into the ? Inkball: The game is designed to animate the movements of balls Flash controls, the tutorial can be which are controlled by inking on the playing surface, which closed by pressing Alt-F4 and can be requires animation to display various things, e.g. moving balls, reopened in the "text-only" mode. timers, balls to come. There is no way to turn off the animation

    and display the information in a different manner.

    Tablet PC Control Panel

    ? In the "Pen Options" page of the Tablet PC Control panel, there

    are practice areas for gestures, where the user can tweak the

    ? Microsoft usability research indicates that the exceptions noted are not significantly disruptive to product functionality. In some instances, this symbol indicates that the functionality described is accessible through equivalent, alternative means, via the keyboard utilizing standard menu options.

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