Keyboard Navigation

Keyboard Navigation

Accessibility is an integral component of the SeekBeak platform. We have worked tirelessly to ensure our platform performs well across desktop, tablet, and mobile devices. We were one of the first platforms to ensure compatibility with web XR, paving the way for accessibility through VR headsets. Over a year ago, we launched a text viewer that allows your virtual tours to be easily read and understood by screen readers for people with visual disabilities. We take ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliance seriously and realized that we can do more.
In particular, the reliance on a mouse was limiting the SB viewing experience for some viewers. We are incredibly proud to announce that all SB desktop viewers can now navigate your tours through a series of keyboard controls, allowing everyone to have the full SB experience regardless of their ability to use a mouse. Arrow controls combined with Microsoft and Apple’s Mouse Keys capabilities make it incredibly easy to navigate your tours with NO MOUSE REQUIRED!
For those of you in the public or educational sectors, this is a very important consideration as accessibility issues are critically important considerations for all web-based content.
We’d love to have you take it for a test drive! Here’s how:
  1. Make sure the focus is on an SB tour by either opening a tour in full-screen mode or pressing the tab until the focus is on an embedded tour on your site
  2. Use the arrow keys to tilt and pan each scene, and use the SHIFT + arrow keys to fine-tune your view
  3. Position the mouse cursor somewhere on the tour and simply use the arrow keys to position the hotspot under the mouse cursor, then click
For a completely mouse-less experience, use Windows or Apple’s Mouse Keys features to move the mouse cursor and click on your desired hotspots entirely with your keypad.
More information about Windows and Apple Mouse Keys can be found here:
Windows 7/10
Mac OS

Use Mouse Keys to move the mouse pointer – Windows Help
With Mouse Keys, you can use the numeric keypad on your keyboard—instead of the mouse—to move the pointer. To turn on Mouse Keys. Open Ease of Access Center by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Ease of Access, and then clicking Ease of Access Center.; Click Make the mouse easier to use.; Under Control, the mouse with the keyboard, select the Turn on Mouse Keys …


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