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Re: Open in new window


From: J. B-Vincent
Date: Apr 19, 2010 12:45PM

Nancy: Shift+Tab allows users to move backwards through links.

Jane Vincent, Center for Accessible Technology

--- On Mon, 4/19/10, Nancy Johnson < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

From: Nancy Johnson < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Open in new window
To: "WebAIM Discussion List" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Date: Monday, April 19, 2010, 10:42 AM

As someone who is in charge of 508, this has been a great learning
experience and very informative.  Thank you all for sharing.

I have one last question, then I'll shut up.

My understanding is keyboard users always go top to bottom and left to
right to interact with a page.  Is there any keyboard command which
would allow the user to go bottom to top?  In case a link is missed
and do not use a screen reader?



On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 10:01 AM,  < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Yes, as a user of adaptive technology I can't complain that something isn't
> accessible if I don't know or haven't learned how to make it accessible on
> my end. The user does have to take some responsibility here.
> Chuck
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Patrick H. Lauke" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> Sent: Friday, April 16, 2010 2:50 AM
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Open in new window
>> On 16/04/2010 10:15, Simius Puer wrote:
>>> users can control whether the PDF document opens in the same window or in
>>>> the standalone reader [Andrew K]
>>> ...they *can*, but how many really know *how *to do this?  From
>>> experience,
>>> not a great many, and those are usually the very web-savvy.
>> That's also always the argument for things like text resize widgets
>> inside pages etc, which always makes me wonder: shouldn't there be an
>> onus on users (particularly those with specific access requirements) to
>> learn how to use their software? But I know this debate is polarising
>> and usually doesn't come to a consensus.
>> P
>> --
>> Patrick H. Lauke