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RE: DHTML drop down menus ADA compliant

From: Juan Ulloa <julloa@bcc.ctc.edu>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 08:18:48 -0800
Message-ID: <8F57F58366AF674EA546F184CF0626D2C92046@cascade.bcc.ctc.edu>
To: 'Emily Hallett ' <ehallett@usm.maine.edu>, "'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org '" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

You can have a website with DHTML dropdown menus that is accessible.  Some
things you need to keep in mind are.
The menu's (not the dropdowns) themselves cannot be generated by javascript.
And if javascript is turned off, you should be able to click on the menu
item and allow you to go to webpage that has the options listed on the
dropdown.  When I was doing a bit of research on this I found out that most
DHTML menus I ran into generated the entire menu system and they were
useless if javascript was turned off.

Two dropdown menu scripts that can be used in an accessible website are: the
one generated by Macromedia Fireworks and the one created by Opencube.com  

Juan

-----Original Message-----
From: Emily Hallett
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Sent: 1/14/2004 7:36 AM
Subject: DHTML drop down menus ADA compliant


Are DHTML drop down menus ADA compliant?

Take for example:
http://www.maine.gov 


This question was brought to my attention.  Any iinformation on this
topic would be helpful.

Emily

Assistive Technology Specialist
University of Southern Maine
96 Falmouth Street
144 Luther Bonney Hall
Portland, ME  04104
207-780-4182
Received on Wednesday, 14 January 2004 11:19:11 UTC

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