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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.



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

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

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Of SLovejoy@csu.org
Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2004 11:33 AM
Subject: Access key questions


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

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

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

Thank you much, 

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

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