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RE: Javascript OnClick event

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From: Jim Thatcher
Date: Oct 30, 2002 4:59PM


Rachel, Thanks for the implicit commendation, but I can assure you that
there are lots of techniques and strategies for web accessibility that are
NOT included in the "web course" which was written about 18 months ago.

Jim
Accessibility Consulting
http://jimthatcher.com
512-306-0931
508 Web accessibility Tutorial: http://jimthatcher.com/webcourse1.htm


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From: Rachel [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2002 4:45 PM
To: <EMAIL REMOVED>
Subject: Javascript OnClick event


A webmaster at one of the federal agencies told me
that in order to make onClick JavaScript events work
for people using a keyboard (who can't use a mouse),
you should also include an onKeyPress.

example:
a href="link.html" onClick="confirmChange()"
onKeyPress="confirmChange()"

However, I haven't seen a mention of this in Jim
Thatcher's excellent article that explains that you
need to make JavaScript accessible to keyboard users.
(http://www.jimthatcher.com/webcoursea.htm) in fact,
he says "OnClick works for both mouse users and
keyboard users..."

Is this true? If I just have an onClick, will that
work for people using keyboards? Does it help to add
an onKeyPress, or is there no added value?

Thanks
Rachel


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