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Re: Question to accesskeys

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2004 16:30:36 +0100
Message-Id: <3A17A96E-6615-11D8-8765-000A958826AA@sidar.org>
Cc: Bart Simons <bart.simons@ascii.be>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
To: ATutor <info@atutor.ca>

True, but no need for an accesskey once you get to the title attribute. 
Essentially they are useful in two ways

1. for people who are heavy users (people with serious mobility 
limitations) they're handy all over the place - especially if you can 
see them (which most browsers can provide with a style sheet).
2. for pages that people use very often, they become memorable. I guess 
this is the reasoning behind UK government "standard accesskeys" - if 
all sites in the UK government do the same thing people will learn it 
by and by. It's certainly the reson why Sidar is proposing an 
adaptation of them for Spanish-language sites that fit a certain 
pattern...

cheers

Chaals

On 23 Feb 2004, at 15:17, ATutor wrote:

>
> No need to remember accesskeys, if they are included in a title 
> attribute.
> greg
>
> Bart Simons wrote:
>
>> John,
>>
>>> Another problem is, I would need accesskeys for my
>>> "Contact" forms for:
>>> - Name
>>> - E-Mail
>>> - Comments, etc
>>>
>>
>> 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.
>>
>>
>>> I do not want to use any letters for accesskeys,
>>>
>>
>> This means you can only use them sparingly and I think this is a good
>> approach with regard to accesskey features.
Received on Monday, 23 February 2004 10:33:23 UTC

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