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Re: Keyboard navigation


From: Sailesh Panchang
Date: Jan 24, 2014 4:03AM

Speech off has been built into SRs for the same reason for a long time now.
For some aspects, if visual cursor tracking does not work as intended,
that's a bug to be fixed.
But overall it is the solution you were hoping for as per your first email.
Thanks and regards,

On 1/23/14, Don Mauck < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> 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.
> -----Original Message-----
> 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.
> Sailesh
> 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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