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Keyboard navigation for players with blindness and low vision

I am building a WoW addon to support persons with blindness and low vision. Recently, many of my users have remarked that the CurseForge app is inaccessible because it lacks keyboard navigation.

Please add keyboard navigation for the following tasks:

  • Alternating between "My Addons" and "Get More Addons".

  • Accessing the search bar

  • Accessing or changing the retail/classic dropdown

  • Choosing an addon in the table underneath

  • Interacting with the context menu to fully manipulate that addon

An example of how you might do this purely with hotkeys:

  • Ctrl-M for My Addon

  • Ctrl-G for Get More Addons

  • Ctrl-S to enter the Search bar, and enter to leave it

  • Ctrl-R for WoW Retail

  • Ctrl-C for WoW Classic Era

  • Ctrl-B for WoW Burining Crusade Classic

  • Down/up to go to each row

  • Spacebar, or enter, or something else to open the context menu, triggering arrow-button navigation in the menu

If you did something like the above, then of course its beneficial to underline the first letter of each word to make the hotkey clear. Obviously this isn't for the person with blindness to see; rather, it will allow sighted people to know that the hotkey exists, so we can tell our friends about it and help them use the app.

(Originally Overwolf support ticket #110875, transcribed to the idea portal as directed.)

  • Dahk Celes
  • Feb 15 2022
  • Future consideration
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  • Vsevolod Popov commented
    16 Feb, 2022 07:57pm

    Hello! Yes, as others have pointed out, it would be awesome and very helpful to have a keyboard access in this app for blind players to be able to install, update apps to releases automatically and install Beta versions of addons!

  • Guest commented
    15 Feb, 2022 07:01pm

    As a player newly engaged in World Of Warcraft thanks to the hard work of the WowAccess and Keyboard UI addon teams, being able to navigate this addon manager that so many have recommended solely through use of the keyboard would be a great step towards full parity and being able to use the most up-to-date programs for managing my experience.

  • Admin
    Team Overwolf commented
    15 Feb, 2022 12:42pm

    This is a great suggestion, we've shared it with our product team, thank you!

  • alexander agostino commented
    15 Feb, 2022 12:34pm

    Hi, I am also maintaining another addOn for accessibility in WOW for blind and VI users. These keyboard commands would go a long way to keeping our users up-to-date with the latest release and betas. Thanks!

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