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Re: Limited Number of possible accesskey values

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2003 08:28:18 -0400
To: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-id: <006a01c30413$aa648530$6501a8c0@handsontech>

and you cannot beat the ctrl+f that jaws uses with ie.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Woolley" <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2003 2:23 AM
Subject: Re: Limited Number of possible accesskey values

> the maximum possible). However, they are neither necessary (other good 
> techniques exist) nor sufficient (always likely to be a key conflict 

In practice, access keys are a nice idea that doesn't work well except
in an intranet application environment, where everyone is using the
same browser and are using the application regularly.

I actually find that a combination of sensible text labelling of links
and and easy to use search within page facility allow very fast keyboard
access.  I'm particularly thinking of the "/" search command in the 
default keyboard bindings for Lynx.  Being unshifted and on the main
keyboard, it is very easy for touch typists to use.
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