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Space key usage versus enter key for interactive elements


From: Nahidi, Jinkuk
Date: Jun 20, 2014 11:57AM


Without any guidance of keyboard defined interactions, do keyboard users use space key to interact with elements that are interactive?

What I am currently doing is creating a data-clickable attribute which defines the ability for the element if not an interactive element to now have the tab-index and have enter key support.

I can easily also add the key code of space, but I just wanted to know if that is a common interaction for keyboard users to use space over enter or vice versa.

Would a user just use a space bar on any element that is interactive? (For non-form fields that are interactive)


PS --> I want to say thank you for everyone who contributes their accessibility knowledge to everyone else! These conversations are very insightful.