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Re: Stats on keyboard-only users


From: Sean Murphy
Date: May 25, 2018 6:00PM

Asking how many people use a keyboard or how many people use the mouse is irrelevant I am not aware of anyone tracking usage of input devices. Using touch, keyboard, voice, mouse are all just different input methods for accessing a web. This is because you are covering the full range of ages of users regardless if they have a disability or not. Best practice for you X design is to insure you have as many input method as possible. Even if someone is using a touch keyboard they are still using a keyboard. I would answer this question by saying that the keyboard input is required for all users.

My experience is the part

> On 26 May 2018, at 12:56 am, Sarah Ferguson < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> I recently had a meeting with upper management to discuss the importance of
> expanding the reach of the accessibility program here. An Executive VP
> asked me what percentage of people rely on the keyboard for navigation
> (with or without a SR). I'm having trouble finding this data. Does anyone
> know?
> Thanks,
> Sarah
> > > >