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Re: double click without mouse on web page

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From: Paul Bohman
Date: Dec 20, 2012 12:49PM


Double-clicking in a web context is extremely uncommon, so most users won't
even think to do it. The uncommonness of double-clicking isn't strictly an
accessibility issue. It's more of a usability issue. Single-clicking is
definitely a convention in web contexts, and it's generally a bad idea to
require users to do something that they're not used to doing, and that they
probably won't even think to try to do.

But the inability to double-click with a keyboard is definitely an
accessibility issue.

Usually it's best to stick with events triggered by focus (onfocus or
onblur) or single-click (onclick).

Paul Bohman, PhD
Director of Training
Deque Systems, Inc
703-646-0514, ext.121


On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 2:39 PM, Angela French < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Here is the context in the web app. The user types into a text field and
> clicks an "Add" button at the right end of the text field. The text that
> they entered is then displayed in the next form field on the page. This
> can be done multiple times, thus building a "list" in the second form
> field. If the user wants to remove an item from the list, they select it
> and double-click to make it "disappear" from the text box (list). I hope
> my description is adequate. I'm describing it as a literally see it. I
> have been unable to make this happen with keyboard only, but then I'm not
> very keyboard savvy.
>
> Angela
>
>
> >On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 12:12 PM, Angela French wrote:
> >> Can anyone please tell me how a non-mouse-user would handle a double-
> >click requirement for an element on a webpage?
> >
> >There's no way to produce a double click event without a mouse. I can
> think
> >of no reason why double click would be necessary.
> >
> >Jared
> >> >> >messages to <EMAIL REMOVED>
> > > >