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RE: Javascript

From: Scarlett Julian (ED) <Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk>
Date: Fri, 2 May 2003 08:29:01 +0100
Message-ID: <F9BE3B1AB649D311A573009027852E4D028797F8@EDUC_MXS>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org


I would have liked to seen access keys for the top level menu items to save having to tab through each submenu. Also, in Opera7.10(Win)  the positioning of the menus on demo.htm are a bit askew and in demo2.htm they are stacked vertically rather than horizontally as they are when viewed in IE5.5(Win)but this isn't really an accessibility issue.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: James Craig [mailto:work@cookiecrook.com]
> Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2003 7:37 PM
> To: Isofarro
> Cc: Angela Hilton; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Javascript
> Isofarro wrote:
> >I think the trick with making DHTML accessible is to avoid 
> onmouseover and
> >onmouseout - this is where things quickly become inaccessible.
> I've been working on some accessible DHTML menus that do use 
> onmouseover 
> and onmouseout. Not finished yet, but my experiments so far are here:
> http://www.cookiecrook.com/bugtests/menus/menus.htm
> http://www.cookiecrook.com/bugtests/menus/demo.htm
> http://www.cookiecrook.com/bugtests/menus/demo2.htm
> Unordered list, keyboard access via [tab], etc. Degrades well 
> in non-DOM 
> or partial DOM browsers. Of course, the final will have to be 
> combined 
> with a "skip nav" link, but these are just experiments.
> Also of note, for accessibility, if the user has JS turned 
> off but CSS 
> on, they only receive access to the top-level links. Fortunately, the 
> site these are for provides redundant links in the page 
> content for each 
> of the sub section. Users will not have the exact same 
> experience, but 
> it will be a comparable, accessible, experience.
> Any comments on the accessibility of these? I'm curious.
> Thanks,
> James Craig
> -- 
> http://www.cookiecrook.com/
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