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Re: DHTML drop down menus ADA compliant

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 22:52:58 -0000
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"Mirabella, Mathew J" <Mathew.Mirabella@team.telstra.com>
> 2.  The flyout parts of the menus may need to be generated with
JavaScript,
> but the flyout functionality should not be dependent on mouseOver or some
> specific device dependent event.  I.E. while mouseOver could be used,
there
> must be other ways to get the menu to fly out (i.e. using the keyboard).

My experience in attempting to solve this suggested that even the generation
wasn't necessarily usefully done with script, repurposing an OL from
elsewhere on the page made sense.

http://jibbering.com/accessibility/menu4.html

was my attempt, I have no idea how well it runs in todays browsers and
associated accessibility software, someone did use it in a real site, but I
can't find the URL now, it was a much better illustration of its success
than the above though.

There are still issues with it I feel, but it's not too bad.

Jim.
Received on Wednesday, 14 January 2004 17:58:39 UTC

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