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Re: An Evaluation Question for all you experts

From: Detlev Fischer <fischer@dias.de>
Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2011 08:20:49 +0100
Message-ID: <4EB8D851.3060106@dias.de>
To: public-wai-evaltf@w3.org
Hi Vivienne,

I believe SC 2.1.2 would be met if the keyboard command is explicitly 
documented in accessible help information (see G21: Ensuring that users 
are not trapped in content) or before triggerinmg it. See also 
"Understanding SC 2.1.2". So "Press alt-F to close the window" inside 
the new window would be the least you'd expect.

Regards, Detlev

Am 08.11.2011 03:54, schrieb Vivienne CONWAY:
> Hi all
>
> I have been having an interesting discussion with a fellow evaluator on what consitutes a failure of 2.1.2. (Keyboard Trap). http://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/keyboard-operation-trapping.html#keybrd-interfacedef
>
> If you have time, please have a look at the following website:
> http://jobsearch.gov.au/default.aspx
>
> If you navigate via the keyboard to the large box on the right hand side with the eight numbers (which have such lovely link names as 1-link, 2-link), you will see that you can click on the box and it takes you - with no warning, - to a new window.  The person using a screen reader would not know they have entered a new window unless they hear and notice the new URL, but that's not what I'm wondering about.  The only way I can see to get out is to exit the window via the Alt-F, exit option to close the window, at which time you go back to the starting point.  My question is, does this constitute a keyboard trap?  For example, the user doesn't know they are in a new window, so would not know to exit in the above way.
>
> This is a typical question someone evaluating a website would come across, so I thought you might find it useful to discuss it and give me your learned opinions.
>
> Happy analyzing
>
> Vivienne
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> Regards
>
> Vivienne L. Conway, B.IT(Hons)
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