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Re: JavaScript library for display and customization of keyboard shortcuts?

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From: Brian Lovely
Date: Oct 29, 2015 12:45PM


Jennifer, isn’t the idea under consideration because there are complex behaviors that are commonly needed, so a library would avoid each developer from having to reinvent the wheel, or in this case the calendar picker or what not?

Unfortunately the jQuery UI project has not yet included accessibility in its widgets, although they seem to plan on doing so in the future.


Brian Lovely
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> On Oct 29, 2015, at 2:41 PM, Jennifer Sutton < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
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> But is that project still being maintained? Does it align with the most current version of jQuery?
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> I'd recommend checking about that.
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> And my larger question would be, why is this idea under consideration?
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> Aren't we getting into the territory of possible keyboard conflicts with screen reader and browser keyboard controls? And the issues of people having to learn something new that only applies to a particular site?
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> I know there's been new thinking about this topic, so I'm hoping those who've been thinking about it lately will chime in.
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> But my thinking is -- be sure to remember history, lest we repeat it.
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> I don't actually have a strong opinion; I'm just suggesting to proceed with care. Personally, my brain is full of keystroke combinations, so I never bother to learn any that won't apply somewhere that I need them regularly.
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> Best,
> Jennifer
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