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Re: Standard access keys?

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2003 02:56:42 +1000
Cc: <carl.myhill@ps.ge.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
To: "John Foliot - WATS.ca" <foliot@wats.ca>
Message-Id: <C39E202E-DA41-11D7-9FFF-000A958826AA@sidar.org>

In which case I think people are doing the right thing for the wrong 
reason. I believe the number of people who have difficulties using a 
mouse is predominantly people other than those who are visually 

Accesskey is  an important functionality for people who have 
difficulties with providing input. Lots of them aren't people with 
visual disability.

It also provides a functionality to authors that the rel attribute 
doesn't give them.

Both of these things are useful - it's worth recognising them both, and 
what they do...



On Friday, Aug 29, 2003, at 23:44 Australia/Sydney, John Foliot - 
WATS.ca wrote:

> But consider for a moment the *primary* (not exclusive) reason for 
> providing
> keyboard based navigation through a web site.  When queried, most 
> developers
> will say that it assists visually impaired users, which is certainly 
> true.
> Oh ya, others may benefit from it (mobile devices, mobility impaired 
> users,
> etc.), but this seems to be the major reason for implementation.
Charles McCathieNevile                          Fundación Sidar
charles@sidar.org                                http://www.sidar.org
Received on Friday, 29 August 2003 12:57:00 UTC

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