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Proposal #2: Ensure Keyboard Shortcuts:

From: Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu>
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2008 13:04:05 -0500
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Proposal (2) 
Ensure Keyboard Shortcuts: Any user interface "chrome" component 
that can receive *user interface focus* using the keyboard has a 
keyboard shortcut, unless the *operating environment* prevents this.

I like this. This provides for quick access to menu items. So, if I
need to open an email archive, I can hit 'ALT+F, A' rather than 'ALT+F and
multiple down arrows. 

I think we still need something about common actions that have shortcut keys
but are 2 submenu levels down (sort of like deep linking to a menu command).
For example, in Firefox changing text sizes is one submenu off of the 'view'
menu, but 'increase' and 'decrease' font size each have a shortcut key
combination (CTRL+ and CTRL-). My concern is that 'common actions' is hard
to define and may be too prescriptive.). 

JR: 4.1.8 is where we would put "common" things requiring accelerator 
keys. I meant for (2) to apply to currently visible things in each state 
of the system...not that there be ctrl+ combinations for everything at 
every level. I also see (2) as a lower priority.

>From http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2008JanMar/0058.html

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