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Re: comprehensive list of keyboard accessible software?


From: McMorland, Gabriel
Date: Jul 30, 2013 1:36PM

I'm looking for a way to efficiently identify whether software is keyboard accessible or not. Instead of learning keyboard shortcuts, I need to know what tasks cannot be performed with the keyboard at all.
This is a cool website, though.

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From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Jonathan Metz
Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 3:11 PM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] comprehensive list of keyboard accessible software?

As far as keyboard shortcut databases are concerned (I¹m not clear how this relates to evaluating VPATs), I¹ve found KeyXL
(http://www.keyxl.com/) to be a fantastic resource for finding keyboard shortcuts to many programs. A lot of the software is old, but shortcuts don¹t generally change all that much.


On 7/30/13 2:01 PM, " <EMAIL REMOVED> "
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>When I am evaluating Voluntary Product Accessibilit Template, I look
>more for how they are filled out then for the answers they gave.
>For example, I have evaluated products which just put "compliant" in
>every single checkbox on the VPAT. Since I have yet to meet many
>products which can be completely considered compliant, those answers
>just tell me that they filled out the VPAT thoughtlessly, which leads
>me to believe that they are presumably thoughtless about accessibility.
>(Obviously I will combine that assessment with my own accessibility
>analysis; so far I have a perfect score on "shallow VPAT that just
>claims perfect compliance means barely accessible product."}
>On the other hand, if I see a VPAT which is filled out comprehensively,
>with the product limitations so carefully detailed they could
>effectively be a bug list, it makes me think that they probably came
>from ... a bug list. That is to say, it makes me think this is a
>company that notices accessibility problems, examines them, reports
>them, and presumably intends to fix them.
>Deborah Kaplan
>Accessibility Team Co-Lead
>Dreamwidth Studios
>On Tue, 30 Jul 2013, McMorland, Gabriel wrote:
>> Good point. How effective do you find Voluntary Product Accessibility
>> How effective do you find this site?
>> http://buyaccessible.gov/
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>> Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 1:40 PM
>> To: WebAIM Discussion List
>> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] comprehensive list of keyboard accessible
>> McMorland, Gabriel wrote:
>>> I'm lookng for a regularly updated comprehensive list of keyboard
>>>accessible software. A regularly updated comprehensive list detailing
>>>all aspects of accessibility for software would also be great.
>> Such a list would be impractical -- if not impossible -- to create
>>and maintain. There are an ever-growing number of software products,
>>and each revision might improve or detract from their level of
>>keyboard accessibility.
>> However, perhaps you can focus the question further. Are you looking
>>for a list of major office suite products (e.g. Microsoft Office,
>>Libre Office, etc.) which are relatively good at keyboard accessibility?
>>Social networking products? Graphic design products? Within a certain
>>sphere, you might be able to find a better resource (with the
>>understanding that it would likely be out of date as soon as it was
>> Deborah Kaplan
>> Accessibility Team Co-Lead
>> Dreamwidth Studios
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