UIO keyboard navigation questions

Dana Ayotte dana.ayotte at gmail.com
Mon Apr 1 12:21:03 EDT 2013


Hi Johnny,

These are great comments and questions, thanks. 

I agree that a good solution would be to set the focus state to the first UIO box once the UIO panel is opened, as opposed to going to the Home link as it does now.  

I also agree that it would be great if the settings were presented in order of "most important", but the prioritization will depend on each user's needs.  On the Cloud for All project we're considering the possibility that the system could present prioritized preferences/settings to the user according to their history (or this prioritized list could be created manually by the user), but I'm not sure how this might apply here (anyone?).  At the moment I think they are presented somewhat in order of "most common". 

I'm not sure I understand your comment here:

> If that's they case, I wonder if it might it be a little more "intuitive" (read: easy) if a keyboard user hits shift + tab once, after opening the preferences, and it took the user to the first option instead of the last? Or would that be a recipe for disaster because you are messing with natural behaviour of the UI? Just wondering.


are you suggesting that both tab and shift-tab could take the user to the first UIO preference box?  I noticed that right now, shift-tab takes the user from the Show/Hide Display Preferences tab to the bottom of the webpage.  I was thinking that once the UIO panel is open, shift-tab could take the user to the last preference box in the panel (while tab would take them to the first).

We are working on the colour&contrast bug that you mentioned, as well as an issue in Firefox in which the focus state disappears into the right side of the UIO panel.

Thanks,
Dana


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> Nice and clean.
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> A few questions to do with keyboard access. When you first come to a page with UIO present and you tab to open it, I'm wondering if a subsequent tab, once it's open, should place focus at the first item in UIO pane? Versus the first next link further down the page itself? Or is the thinking a keyboard user would know to use shift + tab to go back? And expect the focus to immediately jump to the last option in the display preferences? 
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> And are the preferences arranged in the order they are in for any reason? Reason I ask is the "text size" preference the most important preference? If that's they case, I wonder if it might it be a little more "intuitive" (read: easy) if a keyboard user hits shift + tab once, after opening the preferences, and it took the user to the first option instead of the last? Or would that be a recipe for disaster because you are messing with natural behaviour of the UI? Just wondering.
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> And when a keyboard user gets to the "colour & contrast" option the focus indication changes -- in it doesn't appear. The arrow signifies which option is chosen, not what option you will choose.
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> Otherwise, it's looking slick. Well done.
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