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Re: aria-keyshortcuts

From: James Nurthen <james.nurthen@oracle.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2016 15:13:21 -0800
To: public-aria@w3.org
Message-ID: <56E35111.1060305@oracle.com>
I still don't understand your resistance to allowing a keyboard shortcut 
to focus something within the page. It seems that by requiring 
activation you are limiting the ability of twitter (for example) to 
provide "/"as the shortcut to move to the search box or facebook to 
provide "p"to move focus to the "post a new status"field.

Why can this property not also allow focus to be moved to a field? I 
really don't understand why this is an issue.


On 3/11/2016 3:02 PM, Rich Schwerdtfeger wrote:
> Hi Jason,
> Here is a revised draft for aria-keyshortcuts:
> https://rawgit.com/w3c/aria/action2036/aria/aria.html#aria-keyshortcuts
> Does this address your issues? The revised text is in the last 
> paragraph preceding the editor’s note.
> Rich
> Rich Schwerdtfeger
> Round Rock, TX
>> On Mar 11, 2016, at 8:14 AM, White, Jason J <jjwhite@ets.org 
>> <mailto:jjwhite@ets.org>> wrote:
>> Hi Rich,
>> I think it’s reasonable to attach the aria-keyshortcut property to 
>> the (usually hidden) menu item. If the user digs into the menu, the 
>> shortcut will be discoverable (and discovered), as it will then be 
>> revealed to the platform accessibility API.
>> I think the author should be permitted (as is required under these 
>> circumstances) to allow the shortcut to operate globally.
>> Maybe loosen the requirement and say that there must be some sequence 
>> of UI operations that will reveal the shortcut to the user by making 
>> the element visible and hence available to accessibility APIs.
>> I agree this is not a straightforward problem and that the 
>> requirements for authors need to be clarified. It’s probably a 
>> combination of ensuring that the text in the spec is appropriate and 
>> handling the issue properly in the authoring practices.
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Regards, James

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