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Re: Stats on keyboard-only users


From: Sarah Ferguson
Date: May 29, 2018 8:47AM

Hi everyone,

We already require that everything be accessible by keyboard and we would
never minimize its importance. I didn't mean to imply that. I think our EVP
was looking for a number to sort of shock the executive team into sending
more money our way to expand accessibility resources. Keyboard nav is one
of those things that has a huge impact on users and the average American
has no idea.

Thanks to those who thought creatively about obtaining data!

Sarah Ferguson

On Fri, May 25, 2018 at 8:00 PM, Sean Murphy < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> 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
> > > > > > > > > > > > >