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Re: accesskey assignments (esp Canadian CLF)


From: Mark Rew
Date: Dec 11, 2002 5:40AM

Hi Emma,

Anything that reduces the amount of navigation links I have to listen to with
my screen reader is appreciated. The question comes down to policy. Does the
standards that the Canadian Government are using allow for accesskeys? In the
US we use the Section 508 1104.22 standard for Web sites which requires a skip
navigation link. If you are required to only use links for skipping to
subportions of the page then I would recommend the skip to contents
first.Otherwise, I support the use of accesskeys.

Mark Rew
NWS/CIO Section 508 specialist

301-713-0262 x131
----- Original Message -----
From: "Emma Jane Hogbin" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
To: "webaim" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2002 12:56 AM
Subject: accesskey assignments (esp Canadian CLF)

> Hi All:
> My apologies for forwarding an email to the list. I was hoping that I
> could get some feedback on accesskey assignments for a site that I'm
> working on. It is for the federal government so the CLF accesskey
> assignments should be considered.
> They are as follows:
> M - skip to main nav
> 1 - skip to sub-nav
> 2 - skip to content
> But it doesn't really meet all of our needs. Not to mention the fact that
> I just found another (federal government) site that says these assignments
should be
> abandonned....*grrr*
> http://www.cio-dpi.gc.ca/clf-upe/6/skip_e.asp
> Thoughts would be appreciated. Especially for anyone that experience with
> federal government sites.
> --
> Emma Jane Hogbin
> [[ 416 417 2868 ][ www.xtrinsic.com ]]

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