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RE: Accesskeys (was RE: Help on approach for annotatingimages)


From: John Foliot - WATS.ca
Date: Dec 5, 2005 1:00PM

Malcolm Wotton wrote:
> Wow, that's a comprehensive list :)
> Well you've persuaded me I'll take them out, BUT if a funding body
> says we have to follow the standard (as part of the conditions of
> getting the
> funding) they will go back in. I only mention this because often the
> conditions for receiving funds can refer to standards compliance. It
> all depends whether the UK government standard is one they go with.
> Malcolm

Heh heh heh. Yes, I/we've been arguing against accesskeys for some time
now. The UK standard issue does cause concern to me, but being a
Canadian citizen, I have zero influence there... I wish UK based web
accessibility advocates and institutions would speak up, but... (for
what it's worth, I was directly instrumental in getting the Canadian
Government standard to re-think their policy and remove the accesskey

I understand about balance and client requirements - if you must follow
the UK standard, then you must. However, if the client is unsure or
un-decided, please point them to our articles before the make their
final decisions.


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