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Re: Short cut keys


From: David Engebretson Jr.
Date: Jul 19, 2020 2:37PM

That's always been my assumption...


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I would think manually going into application/focus mode would pretty much
do that. That passes all keystrokes to the browser, no?
Which is what happens for a keyboard user by default.


On Sat, Jul 18, 2020, at 4:36 AM, David Engebretson Jr. wrote:
> So, no is the answer. A native screen reader user has to default to
> screen reader fidgeting in order to have an equivalent experience to
> the keyboard only user, right?
> Basically: There is no way to directly emulate the user experience of
> a keyboard only user if you are using a screen reader.
> It's fine... just frustrating sometimes, ya know? Screen readers can
> add complexities into the equation of w3 compliant web access. I
> haven't found a way to check color contrast as efficiently as my
> sighted peers. I haven't found a way to efficiently inspect controls in
the multiple browsers I use.
> I can do lots of things efficiently with a screen reader but
> empathizing with folks who have perceptual abilities that require
> different modes of perception are often, simply, frustrating.
> Best,
> David