"Critical" is in the eye of the beholder. Also, a great many people prefer to use a "screen reader agnostic" access method to the system tray, WinKey+B, then right arrow through.
There are many roads that lead to the proverbial Rome as far as accessing the system tray. Some people like to be able to impose a display order for the functions that they intentionally keep on permanent display there.
I have no opinion as to whether it's critical or not, but the information being shared about what's possible, both via keyboard manipulation or requiring a mouse and sight, should be accurate.
Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763
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