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Accessible View “keyboard shortcuts” – Build using W3C ARIA and Google-AxsJAX

Last week Google has added an opt-in features called “Accessible View” to their Experimental Search, which makes it easy to navigate search results using only the keyboard. This experiment is built using the basic functionality provided by W3C ARIA and Google-AxsJAX, an evolving set of HTML DOM properties that enable adaptive technologies to work better with AJAX-style applications.

Accessible View, users can easily toggle between regular Google search results and Accessible Search results by using the ‘A’ and ‘W’ keys. Bringing it all together, we implemented keyboard shortcuts that extend what was originally pioneered by the keyboard shortcuts experiment.

j/knext/previous result
n/pnext/previous result, scroll if necessary
enteropen current result
up/downnext/previous result
left/rightswitch categories (results, ads, refinements)
ajump to ads
Aswitch to Accessible Search results
Wswitch to default Google results
rjump to related searches

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