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Keyboard Operability Description

Contact the Accessible Media Coordinator

Robert Starr
Accessible Media Coordinator

Assistive Technology Initiative
MS: 6A11
Voice: 703-993-5644
Fax: 703-993-4743
rstarr@gmu.edu

Contact the IT Accessibility Coordinator

Kristine Neuber
IT Accessibility Coordinator

Assistive Technology Initiative
MS: 6A11
Voice: 703-993-9815
Fax: 703-993-4743
kneuber@gmu.edu

Have Assistive Technology Questions? Contact Us!

Jackie Servello
Assistive Technology Specialist

Assistive Technology Initiative
MS: 6A11
Voice: 703-993-4329
Fax: 703-993-4743
jservell@gmu.edu

Have questions? Contact the ATI:

Assistive Technology Initiative
MS: 6A11
Voice: 703-993-4329
Fax: 703-993-4743
ati@gmu.edu

Relevant WCAG Guideline(s): WCAG 2.1.1, WCAG 2.1.2

Technique: Use the keyboard exclusively to navigate through web pages and applications.

Key Considerations: Are all areas of the screen accessible with the keyboard? Are there keystrokes available for all mouse actions (e.g., navigating menus, clicking buttons, etc.)? Are there a minimum number of keystrokes to get to the desired areas?

Keystrokes: Overall, keyboard access is tested using the Tab key, Arrow keys, Enter key and Spacebar. Use the Tab and Arrow keys to navigate up and down within menus. Use the Enter key and Spacebar to activate links and buttons, respectively.