Thread Subject: Re: Bypassing content.
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From: Jared Smith
Date: Wed, Jun 13 2007 8:35 AM
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On 6/13/07, Smith, Jamie < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> I believe webaim and University of Ill. also use access keys.
We (WebAIM) do not use access keys. In fact, we advocate that except
in rare cases that accesskey should not be used.
http://webaim.org/techniques/keyboard/accesskey.php You simply cannot
use accesskey without risking a conflict with the user agent.
An exception to this that is not noted in the article is when the end
user can define the accesskeys themselves, though I would argue that
the difficulty and cognitive load of such a process would likely
mitigate any benefits of providing it.
However, accesskey can certainly could be one of the available
mechanisms for skipping repetitive navigation.