If key repeat is supported, the delay before repeat shall be adjustable to at least 2 seconds. Key repeat rate shall be adjustable to 2 seconds per character.
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When key repeat is supported, a user with a mobility impairment may not be able to remove pressure from a key fast enough to prevent the key repeat function from initiating. Similarly, when they do want a key repeated, they may need a slower repeat rate.
Required development techniques
The following techniques are required to meet Checkpoint 2.3 from the IBM Hardware Self Contained, Closed Products Accessibility Checklist:
Recommended development techniques
The techniques above are required; the following techniques are recommended to enhance accessibility.
Required test techniques
Test the hardware to ensure that it complies with accessibility requirements.
You will need the following tools to test this checkpoint:
1. Verify that the delay before repeat can be adjusted to at least 2 seconds.
Using a stop watch verify that the delay before repeat can be adjusted to at least 2 seconds.
2. Verify that the repeat rate per character can be adjusted to at least 2 seconds.
Using a stop watch verify that the repeat rate of each character can be adjusted to at least 2 seconds.
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Last updated September 21, 2009.