Happy New Year! and Down with Accesskeys! (Sort of)

January 12, 2006

Topics: Accessibility, News, Usability.

Happy New Year! In the past month, I’ve spent most of my time being socially active, with my mother visiting me from the US, but have still managed to spend a good chunk of time learning.

Amongst the things I’ve learned in the past week is good deal of valuable information concerning Accesskeys – for a brief overview, Accesskeys are a method to provide web users with a keyboard shortcut to visit pages within a website. They are a strongly encourage part of most guidelines towards web accessibility – but there are some strong opponents to this thought. This has prompted me to write up a new article – Accesskeys – Curse or Blessing?