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Re: Role attribute


From: Mackenzie, Hamish
Date: Oct 8, 2009 3:30PM

Hi Geof

Using the laptop layout in Jaws even on a full kb makes this easier as
you can use caps lock ctrl and semi colon which should ease the finger
gymnastics :) The insert key on the num pad still works fine for other
Jaws keystrokes even if you are using a full kbb.



-----Original Message-----
[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Geof Collis
Sent: Friday, 9 October 2009 1:30 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Role attribute


So sighted people dont have to read it or listen to it?

Have you tried the INSERT+CTRL+SEMICOLON command? I for the life of me
am having one heck of a time trying to position my fingers to accomplish
this and I dont have any disability in my hands. I prefer having skip
links at the top of the page to jump to imnportant areas of the page and
I'd be willing to bet that someone who was blind with arthritis would be
inclined to agree.

I think developers need to go back to the drawing board on this one. :O)

>Landmarks provide a way of navigating between significant page areas.
>They can be used by developers to identify page sections, such as
>search, main content, navigation, etc. While it is extra "clutter",
>landmarks can significantly increase the usability and accessibility of

>the page by providing direct access to these important page elements.
>In JAWS, INSERT+CTRL+SEMICOLON allows you to Select a Landmark. The
>SEMICOLON and SHIFT+SEMICOLON keystrokes Move to Next Landmark and Move

>to Previous Landmark.

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