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RE: accesskey


From: Farinelli, Stephanie L
Date: Jul 27, 2001 7:29PM

I have seen accesskeys used on a form where there's a list following the
form with the:
form field, and
description of the field's purpose.
ex: N, Last Name, (required)
Stephanie Farinelli
-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Bohman [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2001 6:18 PM
To: WebAIM forum
Subject: Re: accesskey
This is the biggest drawback of using accesskeys right now. No one knows
they're there. As far as I know, there isn't any commercial product out
there that automatically tells the user if they are present or not.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lee, Samson (NIDCR)" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
To: "'WebAIM accessibility forum'" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2001 2:13 PM
Subject: accesskey

> When accesskey attributes are provided, how do users know that they exist?
> Do screen readers detect and speak out? (I don't think JAWS is doing this)
> Or do we have to tell users about it in detail on a separate page or
> something...
> Has anybody faced this issue?
> samson