Thread Subject: Re: Bypassing content.
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From: Smith, Jamie
Date: Wed, Jun 13 2007 11:20 AM
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I know our Library for the Blind and physically handicapped. has
developed a list of "not to use" letters. They surprised me by using @
for email and ? for help. Library users are provided information on how
to use the "order system" and it is only for Library patrons. When I
talked to users that use JAWS they said they liked using the symbols
like @ and ? because it related to what it went to. However, they said
if they didn't have training they would not have know cause they turn
punctuation off. I believe if there was some consistent standard used
by all for key items like skip navigation, email contacts, help info, it
would be fine. However, I have seen OVER USE and access key abuse, so
you article was quite helpful to me.
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To: TEITAC Web/Software Subcommittee
Subject: Re: [teitac-websoftware] Bypassing content.
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.