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Disabled access to user interface

Elvis Preslie
NRDS Securities
Apocalypse Now.
#1 - 2014-03-28 02:07:43 UTC  |  Edited by: Elvis Preslie
CCP, I told you over two years ago that any changes you did to the user interface, to please make sure it allows it to be used fluently with the disabled user's choice; allowing them to choose use of EITHER the mouse or the keyboard, but not require both to fly the ship and to perform action, it allows modules for handicapp access to work with EVE. Most of the modules send keyboard or mouse inputs that tailor to their own software/firmware built into the modules.

You kept up with this for along time, until the patches over the past few months, until rubicon when keyboard functions were being ignored because of lag. Now, it ignores them without lag. I cant hit the hotkey (space bar for me) to make overview active and then use up and down arrows to select an option, to then use other shortcuts for align, warp, and etc. EVE ignores them after you have just jumped a gate until you use the mouse to click on the overview. After you have clicked on something on overview, you can then use keyboard entirely ( as evident thus far.

UNTIL you click on something on overview, it will ignore every command you give to it WITH the overview active and something highlighted. If you hit the up and down arrows at this time, the selector will move all the way to bottom and refuse to move the direction you're trying to go.
A Big Enough Lever
#2 - 2014-03-28 07:15:17 UTC
this is supported, under the disability discrimination act (I can't remember the date for a proper reference)

For posting an idea into F&I: come up with idea, try and think how people could abuse this, try to fix your idea - loop the process until you can't see how it could be abused, then post to the forums to let us figure out how to abuse it..... If your idea can be abused, it [u]WILL[/u] be.

Elvis Preslie
NRDS Securities
Apocalypse Now.
#3 - 2014-04-02 03:55:27 UTC  |  Edited by: Elvis Preslie
Thank you ccp for fixing this so quickly! That has to be the most prompt response in a bug report and Ive filed over 600 verified bug reports in 2 years with most being accessibility.

Im glad that CCP has an ear for bugs that are of great importance to majority of players. This was not only affecting people with accessibility issues but also normal players that liked to use mouse OR keyboard, not having to use both all the time.

I put the same here as in bug report just in case it was "like old times" in getting a response. This can be closed, for now What?