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Re: Access Keys as a means to passing 2.4.1 Bypass Blocks

From: <deborah.kaplan@suberic.net>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2012 10:28:27 -0400 (EDT)
To: Harry Loots <harry.loots@ieee.org>
cc: Vivienne CONWAY <v.conway@ecu.edu.au>, Userite <richard@userite.com>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1210151023400.15720@suberic.net>
Keyboard controls can cause problems for keyboard users.  Access
keys on Internet Explorer use alt as the modifier, and for many
keyboard users almost all of the Alt + single key settings  are
already bound. On other browsers, such as Firefox for Windows,
access keys are modifiers, which can make them much more
difficult to use for people with limited hand mobility.

(And the JavaScript keyboard controls that modern sites have
started to use can be hugely problematic if the site designers
aren't cognizant of the kind of keystrokes site users are likely
to be using for general browser control.)

Deborah Kaplan
Accessibility Team Co-Lead
Dreamwidth Studios LLC
Received on Monday, 15 October 2012 14:29:02 UTC

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