W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-wai-ig@w3.org > January to March 2006

Re: Accesskeys (was RE: Accessibility features)

From: Martin Stehle <pewtah@snafu.de>
Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2006 17:32:26 +0100
Message-ID: <291836634.20060128173226@snafu.de>
CC: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org


Hello,

an approach to a web wide standard of using accesskeys:
http://2bweb.de/accesskey/ (in german)

In english: The way is to avoid letters because of the problems many
articels wrote about. Instead one could use numbers. So a suggestion
is:

Accesskey +  0: Homepage
Accesskey +  1: Help
Accesskey +  2: Next page
Accesskey +  3: Previous page
Accesskey +  4: Glossary
Accesskey +  5: (undefined)
Accesskey +  6: Sitemap
Accesskey +  7: Search page
Accesskey +  8: Overview for this page
Accesskey +  9: Contact

"Accesskey" can be the ALT key in IE etc.

Martin Stehle


> Janet Perkins Corbett wrote:     
>> 
>> Access keys for navigation links: Site Map = ALT+2, Help = ALT+H, and
>> ALT+3 = Exit  - there is debate over the use of Access keys, let me
>> look 
>> into this further, and get back to you.

>         Using Accesskeys - Is it worth it?: 
>         http://www.wats.ca/articles/accesskeys/19

>         More reasons why we don't use accesskeys: 
>         http://www.wats.ca/articles/accesskeyconflicts/37

>         Accesskeys and Reserved Keystroke Combinations: 
>         http://www.wats.ca/resources/accesskeysandkeystrokes/38  

>         Link Relationships as an Alternative to Accesskeys: 
>         http://www.wats.ca/articles/accesskeyalternatives/52

>         The Future of Accesskeys: 
>         http://www.wats.ca/articles/thefutureofaccesskeys/66 

>         Access + Key still = Accesskey: The XHTML Role Access Module
> still flawed:
>         http://www.wats.ca/articles/xhtmlroleaccessmodulestillflawed/80 

-- 
Martin Stehle, Web Development
mailto:pewtah@snafu.de
http://home.snafu.de/pewtah/
Received on Saturday, 28 January 2006 16:32:29 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Tuesday, 19 July 2011 18:14:24 GMT