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Accessibility clarification


From: Mamta Gupta
Date: Aug 30, 2017 4:32PM

Just wanted to clarify few points on accessibility testing.
1. Do all links on the webpage should be activated both by enter key and
space bar on keyboard, or they should be activated just with enter key?

I was going through keyboard shortcuts on webaim, that shows
- Enter key is used to activate links.
- To activate buttons: enter key and space bar is used.
- To scroll page space bar is used.

I was testing a page where links can be activated both by space bar and
enter key.
When I tried to scroll the page using space bar, it used to activate the
focused link.
Is this behaviour acceptable for accessibility?

One more thing, whenever a modal box or a form is displayed on the top of
the current page and lets say non sighted user would like to come off that
modal box or the form, what would be the process.
Should escape key be used to dismiss the box for non sighted user to get
rid off that box or form or he needs to tab to the close button for closing

Please advise.