If a keyboard shortcut is implemented in content using only letter (including upper- and lower-case letters), punctuation, number, or symbol characters, then at least one of the following is true:
A mechanism is available to turn the shortcut off;
A mechanism is available to remap the shortcut to use one or more non-printable keyboard characters (e.g. Ctrl, Alt, etc);
Active only on focus
The keyboard shortcut for a user interface component is only active when that component has focus.
Questions & Answers
I want to include keyboard shortcuts for users to move around the page easier. How can I use keyboard shortcuts while still meeting accessibility guidelines?
- screen readers
How can I test for character key shortcuts?
- character key
- manual auditing