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Re: Accesskeys (was RE: Accessibility features)

From: David Poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2006 11:44:20 -0500
Message-Id: <81033C37-0733-4E70-B519-CAE19ED12F80@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
To: Martin Stehle <pewtah@snafu.de>

The draw back to using numbers though is the lack of numonic  
association and possible conflicts with assistive technology.  It  
would be interesting if we could use arrows or function keys.

-- 
Jonnie Apple Seed
With his:
Hands-On Technolog(eye)s


On Jan 28, 2006, at 11:32 AM, Martin Stehle wrote:



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
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http://home.snafu.de/pewtah/
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