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Re: QUESTION: Access Keys


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
Others, feel free to enlighten me if I'm misinformed.
Good luck, Laura.
Glenda Watson Hyatt
Soaring Eagle Communications
"Creating freedom and power through accessible communications"
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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
> Subject: QUESTION: Access Keys
> 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