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Proposal #1l: Visual Keyboard Shortcut Indicator ("Chrome"):

From: Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu>
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2008 13:04:05 -0500
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There are 6 proposals from Jan in
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2008JanMar/0058.html with
discussion. Each will be broken out to allow more discussion and counter
proposals. All of these proposals are new success criteria for Guideline 4
http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-UAAG20-20080312/#principle-operable

Here is the first one. 

"Chrome" is used to mean the application user interface. Separate from
content user interface. This proposal was slightly edited to include nits
and clarifications from the included discussion below.

(1) Visual Keyboard Shortcut Indicator ("Chrome") Provide a user 
setting in which currently visible user interface "chrome" components 
visually indicate their keyboard shortcuts, IF ANY (e.g., with 
access key letters underlined).

Previous discussion. 
Jim: 
example should also include modifier key plus letter for items in a
menu. My wording could use some work. I am trying to include not just the
top level user interface items (accesskey underlined) but the items in the
menus (Save Ctrl+S).
Also have a concern about 'accesskey'. It may be confused with the HTML
@accesskey. Suggest 'shortcut key' in place of 'accesskey'
Nit: 'indicated' should be 'indicate'

JR: I should have said "Access key" which is the proper term 
(http://www.usabilityfirst.com/glossary/term_526.txl), which we should 
define. I purposefully left out modifier+key (e.g. Ctrl+S) because if 
the File menu is closed how will this be indicated?


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