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Re: Keyboard short cuts and access keys.


From: Ramya Sethuraman
Date: Sep 24, 2012 7:31AM

Thanks Deborah, that helps. So using accesskeys to enhance accessibility
seems to be the best way to go for keyboard only users.


On Sun, Sep 23, 2012 at 10:10 PM, < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Capturing keystrokes for webapps, unless very carefully done, can be
> dreadful for keyboard users, who usually have every key on their keyboards
> used in order to be webusers at all. For example, as a keyboard user I find
> I can't use rememberthemilk.com at ALL, because so many of the keys I use
> simply to manipulate a browser are overriden by the app. Even on a smaller
> scale, any number of websites capture, say, the "/" key to mean "take the
> user to the in-app search field" --- which overrides Firefox's use of the
> "/" key as a browser search shortcut.
> So if you do it, make absolutely sure you aren't overriding keys that are
> meaningful in Opera, Safari, Firefox, IE, or Chrome.
> -Deborah
> --
> Deborah Kaplan
> Accessibility Team co-lead
> Dreamwidth Studios LLC
> > > >

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