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Epic: Help functions #33

ashpatil opened this Issue Oct 19, 2010 · 0 comments


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ashpatil commented Oct 19, 2010

Place holder for Help functions such as:

  1. Key identifier:
    Buttons identify themselves when pressed. This function can be enabled/disabled by the user.
  2. Confirmation messages ("earcons")
    Spoken messages confirm user's action, e.g. system says "play" when "play" key is pressed.

3 Audible error feedback
Tones or spoken messages are generated when user attempts an invalid function, e.g. pressing the "move forward" key when already at the end of the document. Configurable/queryable. One configuration might involve the use of a tone to indicate an error, with a spoken message following if invoked by the user.

4 "Drill down capability" (Tell me where I am.)
More button presses provide more detailed information. For example, multiple presses might elicit location information such as title, chapter, page, etc.

  1. Summary Information
    User can query the device and obtain a quick overview of the document (e.g., 563 pages, 9 hours of play, 4 levels of heading, 2 parts, 12 chapters, 5 tables). Information is dynamic and can be tailored to the contents of the user's current location (e.g., chapter 11).
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