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Re: Keyboard navigation


From: Don Mauck
Date: Jan 23, 2014 3:22PM

I understand that as screen reader myself, however, I'm not convinced that with speech off, the visual cursor would track correctly. I'll half to ask some of my visual friends.
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From: Sailesh Panchang [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2014 2:57 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Keyboard navigation

Screen readers do have speech off mode that allow one to do this. The free NVDA screen reader can help such users.
A decade ago IBM HPR also had this feature. JAWS too works with speech off.

On 1/23/14, Don Mauck < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Hi list -
> I've had an interesting idea proposed to me. With the many folks that
> are not able to use a mouse, yet have no visual issues, wouldn't it be
> a great help if they had some of the same quick key navigation
> abilities such as jumping from headings, button, check boxes, radio
> buttons etc. This would certainly save the users a lot of tabbing and
> arrowing. Just imagine how much easier it would be for a user to
> bring up a list of headings, buttons etc.
> As more folks get older and or have permanent wrist injuries, I think
> this kind of keyboard navigation would be quite popular. It seems
> like a screen reader company like FS or GW-micro would have a whole
> new market to tap in to. Any thoughts?
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