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Re: Access Keys


From: Jukka K. Korpela
Date: May 21, 2010 3:03PM

Geof Collis wrote:

> I read the statement below on a website and wondered what the
> International recommendations for access keys are?
> This site uses a setup that closely matches most international
> recommendations on access keys.

It seems to be widespread phrase. Googling with it typically leads to pages
with huge accessibility problems (e.g., grossly inadequate contrast between
some texts and background).

Pages with that phrase do not cite any references. Lack of references for
such claims typically means there are no good references to cite.

The WebAIM site used to have accesskey assignments, but I don't think it has
them any more - rather, it has articles that present criticism against the
idea or implementations, e.g.
That article mentions:

"Both the United Kingdom (UK) and Canadian governments created a
standardized set of accesskey shortcuts. The Canadian government eventually
abandoned theirs, though (see the current Canadian government
recommendation - external link), due to the many implementation issues
already discussed. The UK continues to support its original list of standard
shortcuts, which are as follows:"

The list contains by assignments for "S" (questionable, since

> cheers
> Geof
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