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Re: Help with adding ACCESSKEY statements?


From: Paul Bohman
Date: Feb 20, 2004 9:51AM

Just for the sake of adding a voice of agreement on the issue, WebAIM
used to have access keys at one time, but discontinued them, for the
reasons that have been outlined in this thread.

For similar reasons, we have also discontinued the use of tabindex.

Still, there are some instances in which both can be useful, especially
in Web applications (as opposed to average Web sites), but since the
WebAIM site is not a Web application (at least in the sense that I'm
thinking of), we don't have a need for those extra features.

John Foliot - WATS.ca wrote:

> we at WATS.ca have done our
> own research and testing regarding accesskeys and now advise people not to
> use them.

Paul Ryan Bohman
Web Accessibility Specialist/Project Coordinator
WebAIM (Web Accessibility in Mind)
Center for Persons with Disabilities
Utah State University

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