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RE: DHTML drop down menus ADA compliant

From: Jim Thatcher <jim@jimthatcher.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2004 08:53:55 -0600
To: "'Emily Hallett'" <ehallett@usm.maine.edu>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000901c3db77$69767d30$6401a8c0@JTCOM2400>

Hi Emily,

I think they have done the right thing at the Maine site - the main menu
items are links; the target page in each case has the sub-menu items readily
available. See discussion at
http://jimthatcher.com/webcoursea.htm#Webcourse10.D. Today, for the first
time, I have seen a sample accessible DHTML menu at accessibility.nl
(http://www.accessibility.nl/amenu3/) that is pretty good! The neat (and
simple) trick is to have top level menu items accessed with access keys (1
through 8 in the example).

Accessibility, What Not to do: http://jimthatcher.com/whatnot.htm.
Web Accessibility Tutorial: http://jimthatcher.com/webcourse1.htm.

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Emily Hallett
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 9:36 AM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: DHTML drop down menus ADA compliant

Are DHTML drop down menus ADA compliant?

Take for example:

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


Assistive Technology Specialist
University of Southern Maine
96 Falmouth Street
144 Luther Bonney Hall
Portland, ME  04104
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