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Standardization of Keyboard Shortcuts


From: Tim Harshbarger
Date: Jun 27, 2012 6:42AM

I have a question, but the best way I can think of to ask the question is to explain the situation first.

We have a browser-based user interface. Evidently, the only way to activate links or buttons in this interface (via the keyboard) is to press the spacebar. However, typically in the browser being used, it is the enter key that activates links and buttons.

This is definitely a usability problem. However, I am looking for information in WCAG or other standards that might point this out to be an accessibility problem.
Any help is appreciated.

Tim Harshbarger
Accessible Technology Services