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The Future of Accesskeys
The July 22, 2004 Working Draft of XHTML 2.0 abandons accesskey for a much more powerful and flexible access attribute that will put the user in control and allow keyboard users to define their own keystrokes.
Posted: August 14, 2004
by: Derek Featherstone
Link Relationships as an Alternative to Accesskeys
We like the concept of accesskeys providing quick keystroke access to various parts of a particular site. However, we also believe that given their standardization and implementation problems, we need a more robust method for providing the functionality.
Posted: December 07, 2003
by: Derek Featherstone
More reasons why we don't use accesskeys
The topic of accesskeys regularly appears on mailing lists, forums, and other arenas. Developers ask what the concensus is, and the answer is -- there isn't one. We believe that the functionality accesskeys provide is worthwhile, but their implementation and standardization leave something to be desired.
Posted: December 06, 2003
by: Derek Featherstone
Accesskeys and Reserved Keystroke Combinations
In a non-scientific study conducted in the summer of 2002, we researched the availability of available Accesskeys which had not already been reserved by various other software technologies which might be employed by various users. The results indicated a real problem in that most ALT + __ keystroke combinations (assuming the Windows operating platform) have already been reserved by one type of application or another.
Posted: October 06, 2003
by: John Foliot
Using Accesskeys - Is it worth it?
The HTML4 feature known as ACCESSKEY is a navigational enhancement that allows you to jump to an active element (such as a form control or a link) on a page with a single keystroke.
Posted: May 08, 2003
by: John Foliot
Working with JAWS: Keystroke Quick Reference Chart
Using the JAWS screen reading software requires that the user know a large set of keystroke combinations to get the most from the application.
Posted: May 05, 2003
by: John Foliot