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17 October 2007 at 8:51am

Has anyone done any work to add accesskeys to menus etc in silverstripe.

I just wondered if anyone could share any experience or thoughts as its something I've been asked about for accessibility compliance.




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18 October 2007 at 9:04am

no, we don't have any ongoing work considering accesskeys right now, but would be a great addition!

some thoughts:
- would be nice to have a php-API where third-party modules can register (and overwrite?) keys
- automatically generated overview of all available access-keys would be nice (popup inside CMS or div inside website)
- not limited to CMS-purposes, so optimally can be used for website-development as well
- needs a way to hook into formfield-rendering
- pages could have a formfield in the CMS for providing an access-key

- if we rely on key-combinations (e.g. shift+A), we can't use the plain-jane w3c recommendations (<label accesskey="U">), would probably need some javascript-API?

anybody keen to give this a shot? :)