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Web Site Access Keys


From: Jan Heck
Date: Oct 31, 2011 9:03PM

I ran across this statement on a Web site for an independent living agency:

Accessibility Statement: This is the official accessibility statement for
The assigned access keys for this website may override your
browser¹s reserved keystrokes. To use your browser¹s built-in shortcut
keystrokes, press the Alt key (do not hold) and then a normal key.
Access Key 1 - Home Page
Access Key 2 - Office Locations
Access Key 3 - Available Programs
Access Key 4 - Medical Equipment Loan
Access Key 5 - Accessibility Consulting
Š and the list goes on.


Is it EVER a good idea to assign access keys that override the browser's
reserved access keys?

Jan Heck