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

From: Thomas Sisson <thomas.sisson.1@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2012 23:01:03 -0400
Message-ID: <5089FCEF.5040209@gmail.com>
To: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Vivienne L. Conway,

Do you realize that your the text in your email is ironically small? 
Would you please adjust your default font size to normal or medium (11 
or 12 pt), or send plain text emails to this list.

Thanks,
Thomas Sisson

On 10/15/2012 06:48 AM, Vivienne CONWAY wrote:
> Hi Richard
> Thanks for that - I had understood the same thing.  It makes me wonder 
> why it is being considered as an Advisory Technique for the future.
> Regards
> Vivienne L. Conway, B.IT(Hons), MACS CT, AALIA(cs)
> PhD Candidate & Sessional Lecturer, Edith Cowan University, Perth, W.A.
> Director, Web Key IT Pty Ltd.
> v.conway@ecu.edu.au <mailto:v.conway@ecu.edu.au>
> v.conway@webkeyit.com <mailto:v.conway@webkeyit.com>
> Mob: 0415 383 673
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> *From:* Userite [richard@userite.com]
> *Sent:* Monday, 15 October 2012 6:30 PM
> *To:* Vivienne CONWAY; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> *Subject:* Re: Access Keys as a means to passing 2.4.1 Bypass Blocks
>
> Hi Vivienne,
> My understanding is that access keys are not recommended as the can 
> conflict with screen reader software.
> Richard
> *From:* Vivienne CONWAY <mailto:v.conway@ecu.edu.au>
> *Sent:* Monday, October 15, 2012 4:26 AM
> *To:* mailto:w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> *Subject:* Access Keys as a means to passing 2.4.1 Bypass Blocks
> HI all
> I'd like to get your opinion as to whether the provision of access 
> keys is a satisfactory method to pass 2.4.1 Bypass Blocks.
> They aren't covered by the Sufficient Techniques but there is a 
> mention in the Advisory Techniques as a possible future link.  My 
> concern is that unless they are visible upon keyboard activation, the 
> user would not know they are available unless there was a mention in 
> the 'accessibility page' , if there was even that page provided.
> A page I'm looking at has an inadequate heading structure (only 1 h3 
> and 2 h4 elements), no skip links, but has access keys that you can 
> find out about in the accessibility link at the bottom of the page.
> IMHO, it is certainly not 'best practice', but does it actually fail 
> 2.4.1?
> Regards
> Vivienne L. Conway, B.IT(Hons), MACS CT, AALIA(cs)
> PhD Candidate & Sessional Lecturer, Edith Cowan University, Perth, W.A.
> Director, Web Key IT Pty Ltd.
> v.conway@ecu.edu.au <mailto:v.conway@ecu.edu.au>
> v.conway@webkeyit.com <mailto:v.conway@webkeyit.com>
> Mob: 0415 383 673
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