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RE: Access Key

From: <DPawson@rnib.org.uk>
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2002 09:01:43 +0100
Message-ID: <9B66BBD37D5DD411B8CE00508B69700F024A7B7E@pborolocal.rnib.org.uk>
To: wai-xtech@w3.org

Is there any research with actual users which might indicate
a preference? I.e. users of access keys.

My survey of one says do it, don't prepare to do it.


> >While there are conflicting opinions on whether keyboard 
> navigation should
> >trigger events (navigating using a keyboard would normally 
> traverse all
> >intervening elements on the way to the target, you would not 
> want to trigger
> >those elements), accesskey should trigger a focus event. It 
> is the keyboard
> >equivalent to point and click (or rather point and mousedown).
> For most accesskey users, directly activating links provides the most
> efficient and helpful implementation of the functionality. I 
> would recommend
> that the default behaviour is instant activation.


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