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From: John Foliot - Stanford Online Accessibility Program
Date: Jun 24, 2007 4:20PM


tedd wrote:
> Hi peoples:
>
> The book DOM Scripting (page 171) states that access-key navigation
> links typically have standard settings, such as, 1 = home, 2 = skip
> navigation, 9 = contact information, 0 = accessibility statement and
> cited this link:
>
> http://clagnut.com/blog/193
>
> Considering that this post is four years old, is there something more
> recent that solved the skip navigation issue presented, namely is
> skip navigation "2 "or "s"?
>

The age of the posting (as well as the book) is critical. Please see the
following:

Using Accesskeys - Is it worth it? -
http://www.wats.ca/show.php?contentid=32
Accesskeys and Reserved Keystroke Combinations -
http://www.wats.ca/show.php?contentid=43

... And as well:
Access + Key Still Equals Accesskey -
http://www.wats.ca/show.php?contentid=47

If you really must include accesskeys on your site, a number of
user-controllable solutions have emerged, my favorite being the one
developed by Gez Lemon: User-Defined Access Keys -
http://juicystudio.com/article/user-defined-accesskeys.php (Note: there are
others out there)

Cheers!

JF