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RE: 2.1 Keyboard Accessible for Mobile/Touch Devices

From: Matt King <a11ythinker@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:55:49 -0700
To: "'Patrick H. Lauke'" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <008001d346b8$c51dfd00$4f59f700$@gmail.com>
> Interestingly, it seems latest iOS does now allow some modicum of keyboard navigation 
> even without VO enabled (in combination with the OPTION key). 

Wow, this is good news.

> So OPTION+TAB, OPTION+SHIFT+TAB work, 

I wonder why option-tab instead of just tab -- Seems unnecessarily weird.

> as do OPTION+ARROWS, 

What does option plus arrows do?

> OPTION+SPACE (to scroll the view)

Wondering why not just space.

> still seem to be some gaps (for instance, not worked out yet how to navigate options in a <select>

So, are js kb events triggered when in inputs?
Does it respect tabindex values? Or, are only links and inputs focusable?

Matt King

-----Original Message-----
From: Patrick H. Lauke [mailto:redux@splintered.co.uk] 
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2017 5:25 AM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: 2.1 Keyboard Accessible for Mobile/Touch Devices

Addendum:

On 16/10/2017 09:23, Patrick H. Lauke wrote:

> Keyboards on iOS devices without VO running only work in the same 
> situation as when the on-screen keyboard is shown (e.g. when focused 
> on a text field, URL entry field, etc).

Interestingly, it seems latest iOS does now allow some modicum of keyboard navigation even without VO enabled (in combination with the OPTION key). So OPTION+TAB, OPTION+SHIFT+TAB work, as do OPTION+ARROWS, 
OPTION+SPACE (to scroll the view), ENTER to a activate things. There
still seem to be some gaps (for instance, not worked out yet how to navigate options in a <select> purely with the keyboard) though.

See https://twitter.com/goetsu/status/919879466834366464


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