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Re: accessible forms

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2002 08:38:31 -0400 (EDT)
To: Doyle B <doyleb@alaska.net>
cc: jonathan chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>, Lisa Seeman <seeman@netvision.net.il>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0206230836430.5264-100000@tux.w3.org>

This is true. There are systems that have a way of dealing with this - either
by providing a defined way of reassigning keys (and finding out what got
reassigned) or by providing a pass-through mechanism - for example, a special
key in a screen reader that can be used to make the next command pass through
the screen reader instead of activating its normal function, so that the
underlying application processes it to activate some function.



On Sun, 23 Jun 2002, Doyle B wrote:

  With respect to acces keys or combinations thereof, many assistive
  technology computer software programs use access keys as well.  The problem
  starts arising when there are conflicts between keys.  Meaning, if a person
  had multiple programs going for one reason or another the more likely it
  would be that assigned function keys could conflict.  The operating system
  has a set of its own access )or maybe function keys), and any additional
  program would have its set of access keys.

  Doyle Burnett
Received on Sunday, 23 June 2002 08:38:38 UTC

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