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RE: Accesskey Discussion

From: Egan, Bim <Bim.Egan@rnib.org.uk>
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2010 19:04:19 +0100
Message-ID: <CB9B4982AFBB3048AC33470137C3A15403663670@jstmsx02.ads.rnib.org.uk>
To: <simon.harper@manchester.ac.uk>, "UAWG list" <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Sorry to butt in here, but it concerns me that as accesskey bindings
frequently conflict with keyboard access to browser  toolbars or
plug-ins, and can also change settings in access technology that runs in
the background while being sensitive to all keystrokes, such as screen
readers, defined accesskeys could result in all HTML5 pages using them
being inaccessible to people  who navigate via keyboard or use access
tech software, instead of the current situation where it is difficult
only on some sites using code that conforms to specification.


-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ua-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ua-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Simon Harper
Sent: 23 September 2010 18:44
To: UAWG list
Subject: Accesskey Discussion

I seems to me that HTML5 is becoming increasingly platform like. In this
case I suggest that HTML5 specify a number of predefined accesskeys for
common functionality including those useful for WebApps.



Simon Harper
University of Manchester (UK)

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