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The "accesskey" attribute in HTML and XHTML allows you to give your users a keyboard short-cut or "hot key" to an element of your web page. These short-cuts are useful to people who have limited mobility in their hands and may not be able to use a mouse as well as to people who use screen readers. Access keys should avoid conflicting with browser short-cut keys. It is commonly recommended that developers use numerical access keys to avoid this problem. According to the World Wide Web Consortium, access keys should be defined for important links, form controls, and groups of form controls.