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showing accesskeys


From: Elaine Nelson
Date: Nov 6, 2002 3:45PM

I'm working on a redesign of my employer's site, and have gotten everything about to where I want it....

one of the things that I did was to show the accesskeys on every page. now, with the design I'm using, on pages with not a lot of content and a short left-hand menu (admittedly a rare case), the display of the accesskey information overlaps the page footer.

example: http://www.pierce.ctc.edu/test/coreSept02/community/recycle.php3

my question to y'all is this: is there enough value in having the accesskeys listed on every page that I should work on making the design work in those odd cases, or is it sufficient to list that information on the accessibility statement page?

oh, and a public shout-out to Joe Clark, while I'm blabbing...I loved Building Accessible Websites (read it on the weekend, for crying out loud), and I've loaned it to my assistant, who's filling it with post-it notes. :) Re-reading the navigation chapter helped me work out what I was doing with skip navs and accesskeys (now I just need to set the tab order properly).

Elaine Nelson
work: http://www.pierce.ctc.edu
notWork: http://www.epersonae.com

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