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RE: Tabbed navigation designs and 1.4

From: Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 10:28:19 -0700
Message-ID: <53744A0A1D995C459E975F971E17F564035E5D73@namail4.corp.adobe.com>
To: "WCAG" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

The active tab is also identified by shape (assuming sight and CSS
support).

There is a heading for the subnavigation that is "Good design submenu"
that tells you what the selected tab is. That may be what Katie is
referring to.

AWK

> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On
> Behalf Of Andi Snow-Weaver
> Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 12:20 PM
> To: WCAG
> Subject: Re: Tabbed navigation designs and 1.4
> 
> 
> Katie,
> 
> How are they associated with text visually?
> 
> Andi
> e
> 
> 
> 
>              Katie
>              Haritos-Shea
>              <ryladog@earthlin
> To
>              k.net>                    Andi Snow-
> Weaver/Austin/IBM@IBMUS,
>                                        WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
>              04/30/2008 10:31
> cc
>              AM
> 
> Subject
>                                        Re: Tabbed navigation designs
> and
>              Please respond to         1.4
>                    Katie
>                Haritos-Shea
>              <ryladog@earthlin
>                   k.net>
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Andi,
> 
> But color is not the only way of indentifying the tabs (it is just
used
> as
> a supplementary - which is helpful for all - but can be extra helpful
> to
> persons with cognitive disabilities.)
> 
> The way I see it, the selected tab and its sub-menu are *first*
> associated
> with text and *then* associated through presentation (color).
> 
> Katie
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> >From: Andi Snow-Weaver <andisnow@us.ibm.com>
> >Sent: Apr 30, 2008 10:32 AM
> >To: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
> >Subject: Tabbed navigation designs and 1.4
> >
> >
> >
> >Take a look at this website:
> >
>
>http://www.rnib.org.uk/xpedio/groups/public/documents/code/public_rnib
> 003460.hcsp
> 
> >
> >These tabbed navigation designs are quite common on a lot of
websites.
> The
> >first row of links are "tabs" and the second row is a sub-menu of the
> >selected tab. The selected tab and its sub-menu are associated
through
> >presentation (color). ARIA will provide a way to programmatically
> expose
> >this relationship conveyed through presentation (1.3).
> >
> >But what about 1.4? Color is the only "visual" means of conveying
> which
> tab
> >is selected. But is this a problem for someone with color vision
> deficits?
> >The particular color is not relevant. It's the contrast between the
> light
> >color (yellow) and the dark color (red) that the user needs to be
able
> to
> >detect.
> >
> >Would this example fail 1.4? Should it?
> >
> >Andi
> >
> >
> 
> 
> * katie *
> 
> Katie Haritos-Shea
> Section 508 Technical Policy Analyst
> 
> 703-371-5545
> 
> People may forget exactly what it was that you said or did,
> but they will never forget how you made them feel.......
> 
> 
Received on Wednesday, 30 April 2008 17:29:20 GMT

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