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Re: keyboard accessibility (WCAG) vs keyboard shortcuts?


From: _mallory
Date: Apr 20, 2016 5:27AM

On Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 11:50:16PM +0200, Chaals McCathie Nevile wrote:
> On Mon, 18 Apr 2016 20:37:25 +0200, Lucy Greco < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> >intresting i wonder why jaws added twitter key commands the ones that
> >twitter uses work grate so what whould these key commands be and do that
> >twitter is not already doing
> The problem with twitter keys is that they override things which
> many users expect from their browser, so suddenly something
> unexpected happens when using a shortcut.

_m: yeah the j/k keys are supposed to move your focus between tweets
but then in Orca if I'm in browse mode the k is "next link."

I like the idea of being able to easily switch between your SR
commands and page commands, esp since a lot of these pages with
keyboard shortcuts work better with their shortcuts than if you're
navigating by focusables or element type.

The j/k keys are pretty popular, probably because of applications
like mutt and vim using them: besides Twitter, j and k work in
the search results of DuckDuckGo and other list-y pages.