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Re: Keyboard navigation


From: lists@srinivasu.org
Date: Jan 24, 2014 6:07AM

While I agree that's a solution, I'm unsure if a general keyboard only user would aware of this. In fact why would they even think of a screen reader? Since we are all in the accessibility industry, we could think of cross disability and aware of AT features across.

Also, I'm not sure if screen reader vendors ever document with keywords of other disabilities.

Further, all they would need is a quick navigation feature and why would they need to install a screen reader that require investment of more space.

Can we think of a plugin that could just turn on quick navigation feature by pressing an access key?

Am I missing something?

Srinivasu Chakravarthula | PayPal | @csrinivasu
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> On 24-Jan-2014, at 16:33, Sailesh Panchang < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> 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,
> Sailesh
>> 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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