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Re: keyboard accessibility (WCAG) vs keyboard shortcuts?


From: Sean Murphy
Date: Apr 21, 2016 8:28PM


Providing shortcut keys in a pure Application mode Web site, would this be regarded as a breach to WCAG 2.0 (AA) or best practise? The web site being reviewed everything is in the application mode when using a screen reader.


> On 20 Apr 2016, at 11:31 PM, Chaals McCathie Nevile < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:27:50 +0200, _mallory < <EMAIL REMOVED> <mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> >> wrote:
>> 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."
> Right.
>> 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.
> Yes - applications generally have a good idea about what will work if you live in that application, which is why any solution needs to allow them to suggest a set of shortcuts.
> But enable the user to change them. If you live on a cyrillic keyboard, it would be good to be able to change the suggestions to match things that are useful to you, without each shortcut being a long dance of switching keyboard, activating the shortcut key, remembering that it breaks something you normally use for something else, and then switching back.
>> 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.
> They're vi keys, and were common in games controls in the 1980s, because they're the central home keys for the right hand when touch-typing on a qwerty keyboard... cue urban legend about horses' backsides and train guages.
> cheers
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