Keyboard accessibility (again)

I feel like a broken record (you know, the really old ones made of vinyl) repeating myself over and over about keyboard accessibility, but unfortunately things don’t really seem like they’re getting better. There are so many places on the Web that are annoying, difficult or plain impossible to use without a mouse. And it really shouldn’t be that way.

So please, when you build websites or web apps, or when you showcase a CSS, HTML or JavaScript technique (especially when you showcase a CSS, HTML or JavaScript technique), keep the following in mind:

Keyboard accessibility really isn’t that difficult if you think about it right from the start. And it’s very easy to test—just unplug your mouse or put tape over your trackpad, then try using your site or app.

Posted on April 14, 2011 in Accessibility