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Re: Access Keys for Accessibility. Uh oh!!!!

From: Alan Cantor <acantor@oise.utoronto.ca>
Date: Sun, 9 May 1999 10:43:48 -0400 (EDT)
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.91.990509103438.23867A-100000@tortoise>
> At least in Internet Explorer, it turns out that you can use all the letter
> keys for ACCESSKEY choices.   For example, if you have set an
> ACCESSKEY="f", to activate it you must press and hold the alt-key then
> press the f-key.  However, to activate the application/Windows "File" menu
> you can press and release the alt-key then press the f-key.  IE assumes
> that simultaneous contact means "do the ACCESSKEY" while sequential contact
> means "do the application menu". I don't know if this will follow for other
> browsers when they support ACCESSKEY, but Microsoft certainly got this one
> right.

What if someone cannot hold down two keys simultaneously? What happens
when single-digit typists use StickyKeys select a menu as well as to
activate ACCESSKEYs? 


Alan Cantor
Cantor + Associates
Workplace Accommodation Consultants
New e-mail address: acantor@interlog.com
Received on Sunday, 9 May 1999 10:43:51 UTC

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