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Re: Keyboard navigation


From: Sailesh Panchang
Date: Jan 24, 2014 7:00AM

Hello Srinivasu,
At least one browser (Opera) did permit heading navigation from the
keyboard ... I suppose that is more robust now ... no personal
experience there.
My responses are in the context of the thought in the first email.
And in that context I said that SRs do allow one to work with speech off.
Sure one can have a user agent that allows keyboard navigation in a
manner that is as robust as SRs allow with no speech funtctionality at

On 1/24/14, <EMAIL REMOVED> < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Sailesh,
> 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?
> Regards,
> Srinivasu Chakravarthula | PayPal | @csrinivasu
> Sent from my iPhone 5C
>> 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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