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RE: Access Keys - HPR support

From: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2005 09:29:35 -0500
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF9DD1419E.79E0150F-ON86257014.004EE542-86257014.004F9DCB@us.ibm.com>
IBM Home Page Reader 3.04 does support access keys is a number of ways, 
including
1. providing a unique way to activate them that doesn't conflict with 
other browser shortcuts (Alt+Shift+accesskey)
2. providing a list of them for the current page (Alt+K)
3. announces them as you browse (Announce Access Keys in Miscellaneous 
Settings)

Regards,
Phill Jenkins
IBM Worldwide Accessibility Center
http://www.ibm.com/able


http://www-306.ibm.com/able/solution_offerings/hpr4devhelp.html

4.3.1 accesskey attribute:




Description: Allows a developer to specify a key that the user can press 
to move focus to that element and activate it. 

Can be used with: A, AREA, BUTTON, INPUT, LABEL, LEGEND, and TEXTAREA. 

Coding recommendations: Include the AccessKey attribute in elements where 
it would make it quicker to navigate to a specific link or control in a 
long list of links or form controls. 
Do not use bold or underline style elements in control label text to show 
the value of an access key because this may cause HPR and other screen 
readers to speak the control labels incorrectly. 

HPR rendering: HPR identifies access keys by rendering "Press Alt + Shift 
+ accesskey" where "accesskey" is the access key value, as part of the 
control, link, or control label in the Text view or in the Links List. 
Also, you can press Alt + K to display a list of all access keys that are 
available for the current page. You can select an access key from the list 
by typing it or by using the Arrow keys. Then tab to a button to either 
activate the associated link or control, or simply move to it without 
activating it. HPR announces access keys if Announce Access Keys is 
selected in the Miscellaneous Settings dialog box. 
Received on Thursday, 2 June 2005 14:29:46 GMT

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