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deborah ([personal profile] deborah) wrote in [site community profile] dw_accessibility2013-03-08 10:48 pm

navstrip and the keyboard

How do keyboard users feel about the Navigation Strip at the top of reading pages? (The one that, when you're logged in, shows your tiny default userpic and links for Home, Post, Reading, Settings, Inbox. In Bug 3302, there's a request to move the navstrip later in the tab order, so it's not the first thing you interact with, since you so rarely want to interact with those options. But is that true? Is it convenient, inconvenient, or neutral that when you first start tabbing around the page you go to the navstrip first?
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[personal profile] lightgetsin 2013-03-09 01:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, come to think of it, I don't have it in the tab order because I always skip it. It's just about the span of one page down, but more to the point, I can navigate by heading right past it to the top of my reading list or a given journal or what have you. And if I want something in it, I can pop up to the log out button, since it's generally the only or one of the few buttons on the page. So am largely neutral on the tab order question.

Which is not to say wai-ariaing the sucker wouldn't be nice for someone out there.
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[personal profile] qem_chibati 2013-03-09 11:51 pm (UTC)(link)
I sometimes navigate by keyboard and my overall opinion is neutral on it.