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Re: DHTML drop down menus ADA compliant

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2004 16:01:15 -0600
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.2.20040115155623.04061e68@staff.uiuc.edu>
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People talk about screen reader compatibility of pull down menus, but an 
even bigger problem is for people with low vision who are restyling the 
colors and text size of a web page.  Most of these pull down menu lists 
render very poorly when browsers are set to ignore colors and change font 
size.

When author colors are ignored the menu text background is what ever is 
over on the webpage, making text un readible.

When font sizes are changed menu text is often clipped.

There maybe certain CSS menu techniques based on list markup that maybe 
accessible, but I have not seen any javascript based system that work when 
author colors and font sizes are ignored.

Jon
Received on Thursday, 15 January 2004 17:01:13 UTC

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