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Re: QUESTION: Access Keys

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From: Glenda Watson Hyatt
Date: Sep 28, 2001 2:05PM


Good questions, Joel. Perhaps someone with more knowledge of AT can respond
better than I can.
Cheers,
Glenda
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: WebAIM forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]On Behalf Of
> Joel Ward
> Sent: Friday, September 28, 2001 12:43 PM
> To: WebAIM forum
> Subject: Re: QUESTION: Access Keys
>
>
> Hi Glenda,
>
> 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
> option.
>
> 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?
>
> Joel
>
> ----- 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
> > 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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> > Glenda Watson Hyatt
> > Soaring Eagle Communications
> > "Creating freedom and power through accessible communications"
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> > Website: http://www.eaglecom.bc.ca
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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
> > > To: <EMAIL REMOVED>
> > > 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
> > >
> > >
> > >
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