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Re: Keyboard controls for landmarks

From: Alastair Campbell <alastc@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2013 09:35:28 +0100
Message-ID: <CAC5+KCFHF-oL+Uj96L9wgKxMnqtV4fxTkkhL36tk1sac8fadfA@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Cc: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Patrick H. Lauke wrote:

> it would make writing browser extensions that, say, jump to anything with
> role="main" (either defined as such in HTML, or given automatically by the
> browser, such as a <main> element), trivially easy to implement.

If it isn't something you can target with JS it raises the bar for creating
a UI to those people/companies who know how to access the system level API
(I assume).

The lack of access (ahem) to landmarks / HTML5 semantics / roles could be
holding things back from a UI point of view, especially for
non-screenreader users.
Received on Monday, 8 April 2013 08:35:56 UTC

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