Keyboard accessibility in web applications
Author: Mihai Şucan (ROBO Design)
This is a three-parts article in which we focus on making a paint
application keyboard accessible. We continue from the final example provided
in the previous
article I wrote on how to create your own paint application.
- Keyboard shortcuts for tool activation. This
part also provides details on how to implement keyboard shortcuts for each
- Drawing with the keyboard. This part details
the implementation of an extension to the paint application which allows
users to draw with the keyboard, without any pointing device.
- Cross-browser compatibility. This part
explains how you can implement a cross-browser compatibility layer for
handling DOM keyboard
The code presented throughout the entire article is based on the code
used in the open-source projects PaintWeb and libmacrame.
Enjoy your reading!