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Re: Question to accesskeys

From: ATutor <info@atutor.ca>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2004 09:17:11 -0500
Message-ID: <403A0B67.7040707@atutor.ca>
To: Bart Simons <bart.simons@ascii.be>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

No need to remember accesskeys, if they are included in a title attribute.
greg

Bart Simons wrote:

>John,
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>>Though I still have a problem. I use the accesskey "S"
>>for Skip Navigation, but this accesskey and keystroke is
>>used by IBM HPR for "Settings" and JAWS Laptop Settings
>>(Using IE 5.5/6) for "Changing screen echo".
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>Indeed, that's a strong argument against the use of accesskeys. you force a
>behaviour on the user that differs from the one he expects. He will be
>frustrated if he is not aware of an alternative way to invoke the requested
>functionality.
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>>Another problem is, I would need accesskeys for my
>>"Contact" forms for:
>>- Name
>>- E-Mail
>>- Comments, etc
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>In my point of view, accesskeys are useful for repetitive actions, but less
>interesting for usage on one particular page. The first time the user visits
>your contact page he will have to familiarise with your accesskeys(meaning
>he will not use them). It is unlikely that he will remember these keys if he
>ever returns to this particular page.
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>>I do not want to use any letters for accesskeys,
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>This means you can only use them sparingly and I think this is a good
>approach with regard to accesskey features.
>
>Kind regards
>--
>Bart Simons
>Web Accessibility Specialist
>ASCII - European e-government content solutions
>Rue de Trèves, 49-51, Trierstraat
>Bruxelles, B-1040 Brussel
>Phone: +32.2.235.00.46
>E-mail: bart.simons@ascii.be
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