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Re: QUESTION: Access Keys

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From: Ricardo Sanchez
Date: Sep 28, 2001 2:47PM


Hello:
We use accesskeys on diferents web sites. We underline the letter that is accesskey and include a page with a list of accesskeys.
Example:
http://www.timon.com/far/
http://www.timon.com/far/atajos.html
In my opinion, it is important avoid conflicts with browsers shortcut keys. So we don't use the shortcut keys for file, edit, help
and address
F (File), E(Edit) and H (Help) D (aDdress)
In Spanish
A (Archivo), E (Edicion), U (ayUda) and D (Direccion) . We avoid all these letters (F,E,H,D,A,U) because very much people in Spain
use English versions of browsers.
Users with browsers in another languages: Dutch, French, German can have conflict with my accesskeys and their browser shortcut
keys. I should like how avoid this conflict. Any idea?
Regards,
Ricardo

----- Mensaje original -----
De: Joel Ward < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Para: WebAIM forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Enviado: viernes, 28 de septiembre de 2001 21:43
Asunto: 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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> > -----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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