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Re: <select multiple> and WCAG compliance

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From: Jonathan Avila
Date: Oct 24, 2017 7:36AM


> So well documented that I've never heard of it until now. Works in IE/Edge, does not work in Firefox/Chrome.

In Firefox you can use control+arrows followed by control+space to make non-contiguous selection like you can in Windows Explorer.

The IE keystroke use to be well documented -- but as you say it doesn't appear to be anymore. It is documented in the JAWS help. Disappointing that it's no longer in IE's help pages.

Jonathan

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Sent: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 9:23 AM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] <select multiple> and WCAG compliance

On 24/10/2017 14:09, Jonathan Avila wrote:
>> I have been able to select non-contiguous options using Firefox but I have not been able to do so using Chrome or Internet Explorer. Has anyone been able to do so in either of those browsers?
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> I've been using shift+f8 for multiselect in IE since 1999. It's a well-documented keystrokes to select non-contiguous items.

So well documented that I've never heard of it until now. Works in IE/Edge, does not work in Firefox/Chrome. Not sure about Safari/macOS and mobile platforms (with keyboard, or using touchscreen+AT), but have feeling it's not supported there either.

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