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RE: Multiple Select Dropdown Menus

From: Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>
Date: Thu, 10 May 2007 10:23:27 -0700
Message-ID: <53744A0A1D995C459E975F971E17F56402233202@namail4.corp.adobe.com>
To: "Chris Harpin" <chris@castus.co.uk>, "Lubow, Scott" <lubow_scott@bah.com>, "WAI Interest Group list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

To accomplish this on windows you need to hit shift+f8 to enable
multiple selection mode. Then you can use the arrows and spacebar to
select non-contiguous items.
AWK 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Chris Harpin
> Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2007 1:11 PM
> To: 'Lubow, Scott'; 'WAI Interest Group list'
> Subject: RE: Multiple Select Dropdown Menus
> 
> 
> Hi Scott
> 
> Try using the ctrl key then up or down to second option and 
> pressing the space bar, this works on some sites but not 
> others. Can you send the URL of the site in question if it is 
> live at present.
> 
> Kind regards
> Chris
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Lubow, Scott
> Sent: 10 May 2007 17:53
> To: WAI Interest Group list
> Subject: Multiple Select Dropdown Menus
> 
> 
> Hi Everyone,
> I have a question regarding accessible dropdown menus.  
>  
> We have list box in which the user can select multiple options.
>  
> However, when using just the keyboard, it seems the user can 
> only select options that are grouped together.  
>  
> For example:
>  
> <select multiple size="5" id="test" name="test"> <option 
> value="" selected></option> <option value="1">BSD, Business 
> Systems Development</option> <option value="2">BSMO, Business 
> Systems Modernization Office</option> <option value="3">Comp 
> Sourcing, Competitive Sourcing</option> </select>
>  
> The user can select option 1 and option 2 by holding SHIFT 
> and the down arrow... But what if the user wanted to select 1 
> and 3 with the keyboard?  
> 
> Any suggestions?
> 
> Thanks
> Scott
> 
> 
> 
> 
Received on Thursday, 10 May 2007 17:23:44 GMT

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