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Re: QUESTION: Access Keys

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From: Glenda Watson Hyatt
Date: Sep 29, 2001 12:23AM


Hi Laura,
Actually how to inform users what the accesskeys are is one of the
limitations. As I understand it, accesskeys are good in theory but
difficult to implement. I explain this in at brief article at
http://www.eaglecom.bc.ca/Archives/Issue3.htm.
Others, feel free to enlighten me if I'm misinformed.
Good luck, Laura.
Cheers,
Glenda
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: WebAIM forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]On Behalf Of
> Schoppa, Laura
> Sent: Friday, September 28, 2001 6:42 AM
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> Subject: QUESTION: Access Keys
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>
> Hello -
>
> I understand that adding Access Keys to navigate around a page is
> considered
> a good idea for making accessible pages.
>
> My question is: How do you let the user know that, for example,
> ALT + L (if
> this is the keystroke combination assigned to go to a field in a form to
> fill out one's last name - see attached) - will take them to a certain
> location?
>
> Are Access Keys necessary to implement to be in compliance with 508?
>
> Is it a good idea to give the user a page of Access Keystroke combinations
> to get around a site in general? Are there any good examples out there of
> sites that employ Access Keys effectively?
>
> thanks for any info! <<form.htm>>
>
> Laura Schoppa
> Graphic Designer / Web Developer
> SI Enterprise Consulting Corp.
>
> Office: 703-905-1687
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