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RE: Keyboard controls for landmarks

From: Léonie Watson <tink@tink.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 7 Apr 2013 14:55:28 +0100
To: "'Alastair Campbell'" <alastc@gmail.com>, "'WAI Interest Group'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <014d01ce3397$8f994d30$aecbe790$@tink.co.uk>
Alastair Campbell wrote:

“Has there been any progress on providing a UI for (non-screenreader)
keyboard users to use landmarks?

 

I notice people already talking about dropping skip links given the use of
headings and ARIA landmarks or HTML5 sectioning elements, but that doesn't
seem to consider mobility impairments.”

 

Until there is good cross platform support for keyboard navigation by
landmark/heading/whatever, there will still be a need for skip links.

 

At the moment I think Opera is the only browser to enable keyboard
navigation by headings, although in later versions this option isn’t on by
default. Other than that, there’s the Firefox extension by Gez Lemon (which
is the one you found I suspect).

 

There’s also a bug open against Firefox:

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=670928



 

Léonie.

 

Léonie.

 

 

-- 

Carpe diem.

 

From: Alastair Campbell [mailto:alastc@gmail.com] 
Sent: 07 April 2013 14:08
To: WAI Interest Group
Subject: Keyboard controls for landmarks

 

Hi everyone,

 

Has there been any progress on providing a UI for (non-screenreader)
keyboard users to use landmarks?

 

I notice people already talking about dropping skip links given the use of
headings and ARIA landmarks or HTML5 sectioning elements, but that doesn't
seem to consider mobility impairments.

 

I can find a slightly old firefox plugin, but I was wondering if anyone had
come across anything else, or knew of bugs filed on browsers to implement
it?

 

Cheers,

 

-Alastair
Received on Sunday, 7 April 2013 13:55:53 UTC

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