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RE: Access Keys

From: Cheryl D. Wise <cdwise@wiserways.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2005 18:00:30 -0500
To: "'Matthew Smith'" <matt@kbc.net.au>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <E1Ddyfr-0001J1-OQ@bart.w3.org>

As a tablet PC user who avoids the keyboard due to carpel tunnel and some
other joint issues I wish there was another way to activate some of those
key besides multiple key combinations on a more or less non-existent

Cheryl D. Wise
Certified Professional Web Developer
Microsoft FrontPage MVP
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-----Original Message-----
From: Matthew Smith

My situation is similar to Jon's.  Most of the applications I produce would
take no real benefit from access keys - they would not be used repetitively
and so there would be little point learning them.

As a touch-typist, I tend to avoid the mouse whenever possible (unless
eating or drinking at the same time!) and have my personal Intranet set up
with access keys so that I can get where I want to go fast.

Similarly, a web-based contact management system that I wrote for a client
makes use of access keys as the client may be using this day in, day out;
learning the keys then makes sense as they make the system more usable for
regular users.
Received on Thursday, 2 June 2005 23:00:29 UTC

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