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Re: accesskey assignments (esp Canadian CLF)


From: Andrew Kirkpatrick
Date: Dec 11, 2002 6:48AM


I'm probably being picky, but I don't see that a skip navigation link is
required. There needs to be a method to skip navigation links, not
necessarily a link to skip navigation links:

1194.22(o) A method shall be provided that permits users to skip repetitive
navigation links.

A skip navigation link is currently the most universal method to accomplish
this, but the use of html headers or even frames would qualify.

The described strategy for using accesskeys on the Canadian sites would
still work with skip nav links, but I tend to side with the people who say
accesskey is not too useful due to a profound shortage of available and
non-conflicting keys.

Open question: is there any data (even anecdotal) that indicates that users
feel that accesskeys are beneficial?


On 12/11/02 7:28 AM, "Mark Rew" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> 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.

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