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Re: drop down lists

From: Kelly Pierce <kpierce2000@earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2004 21:10:42 -0600
Message-ID: <014001c408a8$c52ff940$0b0110ac@y7o1m8>
To: "Jon Gunderson" <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Jon,

Using your very clear and explicit directions, I was able to access
different items in each of the drop down lists on the Washington Mutual
page.  Using the techniques you described, I had no problem.

Kelly


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jon Gunderson" <jongund@uiuc.edu>
To: "Jon Gunderson" <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Cc: "Kelly Pierce" <kpierce2000@earthlink.net>; <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, March 12, 2004 10:01 AM
Subject: Re: drop down lists


> David Poehlman noted that this does not even work on this particular page.
>
> I see they have some additional scripting that does modify this keyboard
behavior.
>
> The script seems to detect many other keyboard changes in focus and active
a link on TAB or Escape keys.
>
> Jon
>
>
>
> ---- Original message ----
> >Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2004 09:06:43 -0600
> >From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
> >Subject: Re: drop down lists
> >To: Kelly Pierce <kpierce2000@earthlink.net>
> >Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> >
> >
> >IE has a command to pull down the menu using the keyboard.  It is not an
obvious command, but it was Microsofts response to this problem.
> >
> >1. When the select box gets focus the user can type ALT+Down Arrow.  This
opens the list box options.
> >
> >2. Release the ALT key and use the up and down arrow keys to move the
selection to the option you want.
> >
> >3. Use the Enter (Return) key to select the option you want.
> >
> >Jon
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >---- Original message ----
> >>Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2004 07:44:01 -0600
> >>From: "Kelly Pierce" <kpierce2000@earthlink.net>
> >>Subject: drop down lists
> >>To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>Hello,
> >>
> >>Using JAWS 5.0, I have noticed on various websites the use of drop down
> >>lists that have no go button.  Instead, the non-disabled user would
click on
> >>the list, hold down a mouse button, and pull down the list until the
desired
> >>item is reached, and then letting go of the button with the desired page
> >>popping up.  With JAWS, I noticed that when in forms mode, each item
that is
> >>highlighted activates the auto redirect feature.  An example of this is
on
> >>the web page of Washington Mutual at:
> >>
> >>http://www.wamu.com
> >>
> >>The first item that would be recognized as a form field by JAWS is one
of
> >>these kinds of pull down boxes.
> >>
> >>What is the remedy for this kind of problem?  Does the end user with a
> >>screen reader need to adjust his computer or should the element be
designed
> >>differently to avoid auto activation of list elements when they are
pulled
> >>down?  If both are possible, how could each be accomplished?
> >>
> >>Kelly
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
> >Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
> >Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
> >MC-574
> >College of Applied Life Studies
> >University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
> >1207 S. Oak Street, Champaign, IL  61820
> >
> >Voice: (217) 244-5870
> >Fax: (217) 333-0248
> >
> >E-mail: jongund@uiuc.edu
> >
> >WWW: http://cita.rehab.uiuc.edu/
> >WWW: http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~jongund
> >
> >
> Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
> Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
> Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
> MC-574
> College of Applied Life Studies
> University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
> 1207 S. Oak Street, Champaign, IL  61820
>
> Voice: (217) 244-5870
> Fax: (217) 333-0248
>
> E-mail: jongund@uiuc.edu
>
> WWW: http://cita.rehab.uiuc.edu/
> WWW: http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~jongund
>
>
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