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Re: Javascript Navigation Question ( www.freediskspace.com )

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <jay@peepo.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2000 08:26:23 -0000
Message-ID: <00d201bf67d7$1880ff80$ee459fd4@signbrowser>
To: "Paul Bohman" <paulb@cpd2.usu.edu>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
I'd like to second this idea (navigation of mouseover by tabbing),
presumably capturing keyboard strokes is involved.

A good simple example page would be great.

I'd like to be able to navigate www.peepo.com/abc using the keyboard for
single letter inputs. As well as by tabbing. And be accessibl......

jay@peepo.com

Jonathan Chetwynd
Special needs teacher / web accessibility consultant
education and outreach working group member, web accessibility initiative,
W3C
----- Original Message -----
From: Paul Bohman <paulb@cpd2.usu.edu>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2000 11:00 PM
Subject: Re: Javascript Navigation Question ( www.freediskspace.com )


> -- From original message:
>
> The problem isn't with coders using onmouseover and onmouseout instead of
> onfocus and onblur, it's with using onclick exclusively, instead of using
it
> with onkeypress or a similar event handler.
>
> -- My commentary:
>
> This thread brings up a question that I have been wanting the answer to
for
> a while now. Is there a keyboard equivlent of "mouseover." For example, is
> there a way that you can trigger a mouseover rollover by tabbing to the
> link? I've experimented with the onfocus command in javascript, but I
> haven't been able to get it to work right.
>
> If you're wondering why this is even an important issue to me, then I'll
> briefly tell you. There are times when a mouseover event is extremely
useful
> to an individuals who can use a mouse. For example, a designer at U.S.U.
> created a page that is a map of the campus. When you mouseover the text
list
> of locations on the bottom, the location is highlighted on the map above,
> using a rollover-type technique. By "tab-enabling" a mouseover link, this
> allows individuals with motor disabilities (and other non-mouse users) to
> get the same visual results.
>
> I realize that "tab-enabled" mouseovers are probably of little use to
those
> who are blind, but this would at least make the functionality "more"
> accessible to a larger audience than it is currently.
>
> If someone could post some code, I would be extremely grateful.
>
> Paul Bohman
> Web Accessibility in Mind
> paulb@cpd2.usu.edu
>
>
Received on Wednesday, 26 January 2000 03:51:57 GMT

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