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Alt+key shortcut assumes that you are currently in the content area of the editor.
|Alt + F9||Focus/jump to menu bar|
|Alt + F10||Focus/jump to toolbar|
|Alt + F11||Focus/jump to element path|
|Esc||Close menu/submenu/dialog (also gets you back to editor area)|
|Tab/Arrow||Navigate left/right through menu/toolbar|
The content area has initial focus when you navigate into an editor instance.
Up Arrow and
Down Arrow gives you paragraphs, headings and other items such as links. Note that NVDA and Firefox treat links as embedded characters, you have actually to navigate into them to read their texts, but they are accessible.
Alt+F9 to move focus to the menu bar.
Left Arrow and
Right Arrow navigates through the top menu items.
Down Arrow opens the menu. Press
Esc once to go back to the top level.
Right Arrow on a submenu navigate into them while
Esc backs out.
Alt+F10 to focus on the toolbars. The first toolbar has focus and you can
Tab or arrow through the items. Submenu items and panels are opened with
Down Arrow and closed with
Esc. When you reach the end of one toolbar the
Right Arrow and
Left Arrow wrap to the next and previous toolbars respectively.
Esc brings you back into the central content area.
Dialogs such as Insert/Edit or Image/Video are opened from either the menus or the toolbars. These are multi-page dialogs with at least two tabs at the top. The
Right Arrow and
Left Arrow moves between the tabs in the tab list.
Space makes the current tab active. Tab moves into the panel and through the controls.
Save accepts changes,
Cancel discards changes.
You can insert emoticons or change the text and background colors on the toolbars and in the formatting menu. These are panels you open by pressing
Down Arrow or
Enter on their respective menu/toolbar items and then use the arrow keys to select the item you want to be applied/inserted. All of these items are screen reader enabled allowing the visually impaired to navigate the toolbars and menu structure.
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