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Re: QUESTION: Access Keys
From: Joel Ward
Date: Sep 28, 2001 1:47PM
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Interesting. Has the technology advanced at all since you wrote that
article in 1999? It would be so very nice to have the accesskey as a viable
I heard there is a list of reserved keys floating around out there. I would
be curious to know which keys are actually safe to use.
Does anyone know of that list? Is it even worth trying to implement
accesskeys these days?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Glenda Watson Hyatt" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
To: "WebAIM forum" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2001 2:19 PM
Subject: RE: QUESTION: Access Keys
> 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
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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
> > 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
> > to get around a site in general? Are there any good examples out there
> > 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