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RE: Access key questions

From: Jim Thatcher <jim@jimthatcher.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2004 18:20:16 -0600
To: <SLovejoy@csu.org>, "'WAI-IG'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <001801c4145a$7d240020$6401a8c0@JTCOM2400>
Hi Susan,

 

I hope you read my Web Course on scripts
(http://jimthatcher.com/webcoursea.htm#Webcourse10.D) and followed the
recommendation for DHMTL menus - BECAUSE you have done it exactly as I
recommend. Terrific! The idea of making the submenu links available on the
page that the main menu link opens - is the only practical way of making
these menu systems accessible . in my opinion. I will try to remember to use
CSU.org as an example in the future instead of NSF.gov.

 

On the accesskey question, as Mathew has already pointed out, display:
hidden doesn't work. In fact it doesn't work for screen readers either. 

 

I strongly recommend using a visible skip link - on the far right, top. You
could make it the same color as the background of your menu items - or
lighter (I'm not a designer). If the designers (you?) aren't able to deal
with that, then use an invisible gif (sigh!) to the right of the logo. Lots
of room! I don't have a visible skip link on my site (http://jimthatcher.com
<http://jimthatcher.com/> ) but I I will in the next version. 

 

Beautiful site! Congratulations.

 

Jim

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

Web Accessibility Tutorial: http://jimthatcher.com/webcourse1.htm.


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Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2004 11:33 AM
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Subject: Access key questions

 


If it is not good practice to post these type of questions, then my
apologies... 

1.	I have set access key 2 for our skip nav link, but it does not
appear to be working on http://www.csu.org.  Anyone know why? 

2.	Since access keys don't function in all browsers, should we list
which browsers they work on  from our accessible page
http://www.csu.org/extrx/disclaimer/wai.html?


We are novices to the WAI, so any other suggestions are more than welcome. 

Thank you much, 

Susan Lovejoy
Colorado Springs Utilities
719-668-8384 
Received on Saturday, 27 March 2004 19:22:22 UTC

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