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Re: Access Keys for Accessibility

From: Chuck Letourneau <cpl@starlingweb.com>
Date: Sat, 08 May 1999 20:23:15 -0400
Message-Id: <4.1.19990508202154.00993100@host.igs.net>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

At least in Internet Explorer, it turns out that you can use all the letter
keys for ACCESSKEY choices.   For example, if you have set an
ACCESSKEY="f", to activate it you must press and hold the alt-key then
press the f-key.  However, to activate the application/Windows "File" menu
you can press and release the alt-key then press the f-key.  IE assumes
that simultaneous contact means "do the ACCESSKEY" while sequential contact
means "do the application menu". I don't know if this will follow for other
browsers when they support ACCESSKEY, but Microsoft certainly got this one

Chuck Letourneau

At 08/05/99 07:35 PM , you wrote:
>Personally I believe sticking to numbering them would be more appropriate.
>Considering the fact that "alt" also activates browser drop downs, you won't
>have access to all 26 letters.
>Internet Explorer:
>File Edit View Favorites Tools Help
>^     ^      ^        ^           ^        ^
>File Edit View Go Windows Help
>^     ^      ^       ^    ^             ^
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Taylor-Made <taymade@netnitco.net>
>To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
>Sent: Saturday, May 08, 1999 5:48 PM
>Subject: Access Keys for Accessibility
>> I have a question and I am hoping someone can help me.  I am a little
>> familiar with access keys and putting them in coding so one may use the
>> keyboard to navigate.  But how does one make access keys for a multitude
>> links?  I have an educational links site and Bobby suggests using access
>> keys for each link and I would like to, but after I am done with A - Z,
>> do I use then?  On one page I have close to 70 links.  I thank all who
>> in advance!
>> joyce

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