I've been reading up on Access Keys and now I'm doubting whether it is a good idea.
There seems to be a consensus out there that while the intention is good, it actually does more harm than good for the users who we think we might be helping because it tends to interfere with keyboard shortcuts that already exist in browsers for handicapped people. It might be appealing for people who just prefer not to use a mouse but the benefits in terms of accessibility are questionable.
The recommendations I'm seeing are to use a Skip links approach
instead of access keys.
Here are some of the things I've read: