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Sample Accesskey List

// November 2nd, 2009 // 1 Comment » // Accessibility, Development, User Experience, XHTML

Access keys are simply keyboard shortcuts. They are defined combinations of keys, Alt + a key which allows the user to access that field or section of a webpage.

You impliment accesskeys using the accesskey attribute on links and forms fields. If the access key is defined on a link, the browser will follow the link. If defined on a form field, the browser will set focus on that field.

To use accesskeys on Windows, press ALT + an access key. On a Mac press Control + an access key.

There are no access key standards, so here are some commonly-used keyboard shortcuts:

  • Alt + 1 – Home (yourdomain.com)
  • Alt + 2 – Skip Nav
  • Alt + 3 – Site Map
  • Alt + 4 – Search
  • Alt + 5 – Products
  • Alt + 6 – Forums
  • Alt + 7 – Blogs
  • Alt + 8 – Privacy
  • Alt + 9 – Feedback
  • Alt + 0 – Accesskey List

Folding Plug

// June 29th, 2009 // No Comments » // Design, User Experience

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