Rule AKEY-2
accesskey attribute values should not interfere with Microsoft Internet Explorer menu shortcuts.

Description

Best Practice Type: Pass/Check

accesskey attribute values should not interfere with Microsoft Internet Explorer menu shortcuts.

Notes

  • The menu shortcuts for the English version of Internet Explorer 7 are: A, E, F, H, T and V.
  • Other major browsers either have browser menu shortcuts that do not interfere with implementation of access keys (Opera, Firefox), or do not support acceess keys at all (i.e. Chrome, OS X version of Apple Safari).

Markup

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Associated Accessibility Guidelines and Standards

Guideline or
Standard
Requirement Priority Test
Type
IITAA 9.2 Provide a means of skipping past repetitive navigation links. Desirable Manual Check
Section 508 1194.22 (o) A method shall be provided that permits users to skip repetitive navigation links. Desirable Manual Check
WCAG 1.0 9.5 Provide keyboard shortcuts to important links (including those in client-side image maps), form controls, and groups of form controls. Required Manual Check
WCAG 2.0 2.1.3 Keyboard (No Exception) Desirable Manual Check

Examples

Evaluation Techniues

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Testsuite Tests

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