Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Keyboard Users

As a general category, Keyboard Users may be

  • Fully sighted but physically impaired
  • Fully blind using a screen reader

Access may be through pointing devices, alternatives to a mouse or specialised software such as voice recognition.

Keyboard Support

When creating web pages or content please consider that Keyboard Users:

  • Require all links and navigation options of a web page be accessible through keyboard controls such as tab, space and arrow keys. 
  • May prefer using a tablet or mobile device with gestures
  • Could navigate in conjunction with voice commands
  • Need options to skip areas of repetitive or unneeded content
  • Can have difficulty in accessing form fields or areas of small text with mouse or pointer