Not every user has a graphic environment with a mouse or other pointing device. Some users rely on keyboard, alternative keyboard or voice input to navigate links, activate form controls, etc. Content developers should always ensure that users may interact with a page with devices other than a pointing device. A page designed for keyboard access (in addition to mouse access) will generally be accessible to users with other input devices. What's more, designing a page for keyboard access will usually improve its overall design as well.
To Checkpoints for Guideline 9.
- Image map links:
- Provide text equivalents for client-side image map areas, or provide redundant text links for server-side image maps. Refer to the image map section for examples.
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