Keyboard alternative experience

Keyboard alternative experience

Keyboard alternative experience

Keyboard alternative experience


The keyboard alone/alternative standard allows our customers to decide how they want to use our website and mobile app.
Customers who may have motor skill differences like broken arms, arthritis, tremors, or difficulty in using any minor motor skills due to physical disabilities will benefit from these standard practices.
Customers who use technologies like screen magnification software also benefit from using keyboards accessibility, in conjunction with a mouse to navigate the desktop experience.
It is also common for people to use a keyboard to navigate quicker than mouse users.

Topics

Topics

Accessibility requirements

Our guidelines offer best practices to help make our sites and mobile and web apps more accessible for everyone. Accessibility is a legal requirement, mandated by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). All of our vendors and partners must follow these guidelines as well.

Learn more about accessibility requirements

Accessibility requirements

Our guidelines offer best practices to help make our sites and mobile and web apps more accessible for everyone. Accessibility is a legal requirement, mandated by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). All of our vendors and partners must follow these guidelines as well.

Learn more about accessibility requirements

Keyboard functionality

Some users will rely on only their keyboards, including alternative keyboards, as a way to navigate through different web and app experiences. It is one of the most important aspects of digital accessibility.

Learn more about keyboard functionality

Keyboard functionality

Some users will rely on only their keyboards, including alternative keyboards, as a way to navigate through different web and app experiences. It is one of the most important aspects of digital accessibility.

Learn more about keyboard functionality

Form labels and groups of fields

Clearly written descriptive labels are required to make the form user experience more accessible. Read more to learn how to create proper descriptive labels.

Learn more about form labels and groups of fields

Form labels and groups of fields

Clearly written descriptive labels are required to make the form user experience more accessible. Read more to learn how to create proper descriptive labels.

Learn more about form labels and groups of fields

Colour contrast introduction

The contrast of the foreground and background on text must be rich enough so that users can differentiate between elements. The contrast between other design elements like visible states, images with text, different types of elements, charts, graphs, keyboard only visible content, and maps add complexities to meeting colour contrast requirements. Discover how to create proper contrast to see if your designs meets the requirements.

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Colour contrast introduction

The contrast of the foreground and background on text must be rich enough so that users can differentiate between elements. The contrast between other design elements like visible states, images with text, different types of elements, charts, graphs, keyboard only visible content, and maps add complexities to meeting colour contrast requirements. Discover how to create proper contrast to see if your designs meets the requirements.

Learn more about colour contrast

Designing for colour-blindness

Colour blindness or colour vision deficiency must be taken into account when designing products. When one person sees blue another may see yellow.

Learn more about designing for colour-blindness

Designing for colour-blindness

Colour blindness or colour vision deficiency must be taken into account when designing products. When one person sees blue another may see yellow.

Learn more about designing for colour-blindness

Communicate the current state

Communicating the current state to our users lets them know if something has been selected or not amongst other indicators. It’s also important for digital wayfinding. Clearly outlining this is important as users will interact with products differently.

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Communicate the current state

Communicating the current state to our users lets them know if something has been selected or not amongst other indicators. It’s also important for digital wayfinding. Clearly outlining this is important as users will interact with products differently.

Learn more about communicating the current state

Announce state changes and errors

Be sure to announce the state change to our customers, especially any error messages, by using visual cues along with text to describe what has happened.

Learn more about announcing state changes and errors

Announce state changes and errors

Be sure to announce the state change to our customers, especially any error messages, by using visual cues along with text to describe what has happened.

Learn more about announcing state changes and errors

Colour cues

Colours like red and green can be hard to distinguish so utilizing those alone are not enough when indicating something is incorrect or correct.

Learn more about colour cues

Colour cues

Colours like red and green can be hard to distinguish so utilizing those alone are not enough when indicating something is incorrect or correct.

Learn more about colour cues

Distinct elements

For an accessible experience for all users, design elements like headers, tables, and buttons need to be clear. The functionality of links and buttons should be clear to page visitors too so that they can complete the page function.

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Distinct elements

For an accessible experience for all users, design elements like headers, tables, and buttons need to be clear. The functionality of links and buttons should be clear to page visitors too so that they can complete the page function.

Learn more about distinct elements

Calls to action (CTAs) and link text

A clear call to action or link text will let the user know exactly what their next steps are. They should outline a specific action and must not be vague.

Learn more about calls to action (CTAs) and link text

Calls to action (CTAs) and link text

A clear call to action or link text will let the user know exactly what their next steps are. They should outline a specific action and must not be vague.

Learn more about calls to action (CTAs) and link text

Accessibility requirements

Our guidelines offer best practices to help make our sites and mobile and web apps more accessible for everyone. Accessibility is a legal requirement, mandated by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). All of our vendors and partners must follow these guidelines as well.

Learn more about accessibility requirements

Accessibility requirements

Our guidelines offer best practices to help make our sites and mobile and web apps more accessible for everyone. Accessibility is a legal requirement, mandated by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). All of our vendors and partners must follow these guidelines as well.

Learn more about accessibility requirements

Keyboard functionality

Some users will rely on only their keyboards, including alternative keyboards, as a way to navigate through different web and app experiences. It is one of the most important aspects of digital accessibility.

Learn more about keyboard functionality

Keyboard functionality

Some users will rely on only their keyboards, including alternative keyboards, as a way to navigate through different web and app experiences. It is one of the most important aspects of digital accessibility.

Learn more about keyboard functionality

Form labels and groups of fields

Clearly written descriptive labels are required to make the form user experience more accessible. Read more to learn how to create proper descriptive labels.

Learn more about form labels and groups of fields

Form labels and groups of fields

Clearly written descriptive labels are required to make the form user experience more accessible. Read more to learn how to create proper descriptive labels.

Learn more about form labels and groups of fields

Colour contrast introduction

The contrast of the foreground and background on text must be rich enough so that users can differentiate between elements. The contrast between other design elements like visible states, images with text, different types of elements, charts, graphs, keyboard only visible content, and maps add complexities to meeting colour contrast requirements. Discover how to create proper contrast to see if your designs meets the requirements.

Learn more about colour contrast

Colour contrast introduction

The contrast of the foreground and background on text must be rich enough so that users can differentiate between elements. The contrast between other design elements like visible states, images with text, different types of elements, charts, graphs, keyboard only visible content, and maps add complexities to meeting colour contrast requirements. Discover how to create proper contrast to see if your designs meets the requirements.

Learn more about colour contrast

Designing for colour-blindness

Colour blindness or colour vision deficiency must be taken into account when designing products. When one person sees blue another may see yellow.

Learn more about designing for colour-blindness

Designing for colour-blindness

Colour blindness or colour vision deficiency must be taken into account when designing products. When one person sees blue another may see yellow.

Learn more about designing for colour-blindness

Communicate the current state

Communicating the current state to our users lets them know if something has been selected or not amongst other indicators. It’s also important for digital wayfinding. Clearly outlining this is important as users will interact with products differently.

Learn more about communicating the current state

Communicate the current state

Communicating the current state to our users lets them know if something has been selected or not amongst other indicators. It’s also important for digital wayfinding. Clearly outlining this is important as users will interact with products differently.

Learn more about communicating the current state

Announce state changes and errors

Be sure to announce the state change to our customers, especially any error messages, by using visual cues along with text to describe what has happened.

Learn more about announcing state changes and errors

Announce state changes and errors

Be sure to announce the state change to our customers, especially any error messages, by using visual cues along with text to describe what has happened.

Learn more about announcing state changes and errors

Colour cues

Colours like red and green can be hard to distinguish so utilizing those alone are not enough when indicating something is incorrect or correct.

Learn more about colour cues

Colour cues

Colours like red and green can be hard to distinguish so utilizing those alone are not enough when indicating something is incorrect or correct.

Learn more about colour cues

Distinct elements

For an accessible experience for all users, design elements like headers, tables, and buttons need to be clear. The functionality of links and buttons should be clear to page visitors too so that they can complete the page function.

Learn more about distinct elements

Distinct elements

For an accessible experience for all users, design elements like headers, tables, and buttons need to be clear. The functionality of links and buttons should be clear to page visitors too so that they can complete the page function.

Learn more about distinct elements

Calls to action (CTAs) and link text

A clear call to action or link text will let the user know exactly what their next steps are. They should outline a specific action and must not be vague.

Learn more about calls to action (CTAs) and link text

Calls to action (CTAs) and link text

A clear call to action or link text will let the user know exactly what their next steps are. They should outline a specific action and must not be vague.

Learn more about calls to action (CTAs) and link text

Tools

Tools

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