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Re: 2.1.1 keyboard - clarification

From: Sandi Wassmer <sandi@copious.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 17:47:03 +0000
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To: Gavin Thomas <Gavin.Thomas@uwe.ac.uk>
Cc: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
In my experience, this is rather subjective, as when we have done user testing, there are three things at play - meeting the WCAG, best practices for Usability/UI/UX and good old end user preferences. And within the realms of WCAG/Accessibility, there are the issues of browser comparability (at this juncture, primarily IE6) and also the interoperability issues between the ways that different screen readers render HTML and the nuances between the different browsers, screen readers and Accessibility API's.

I read a really interesting piece that I think will aid the discussion:
http://www.dingoaccess.com/accessibility/accessing-nav-drop-downs/

There are also sme good comments to provide further food for thought.

Sandi

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On 10 Nov 2010, at 15:35, Gavin Thomas <Gavin.Thomas@uwe.ac.uk> wrote:

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> I’m currently assessing a menu against guideline 2.1: http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/REC-WCAG20-20081211/#keyboard-operation-keyboard-operable
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> An example of the menu would be something like this:
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> http://lh3.ggpht.com/_tP2V1zz52Ws/TNq5duB6JGI/AAAAAAAABU8/tY2MpKHhlB0/ea.jpg
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> Now to meet the success criteria the sufficient technique G202: Ensuring keyboard control for all functionality
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> Would you expect to tab through all links within each section? i.e tab to the top level link 'games' then tab through all the sub links of that category before going to the next top level link 'store'
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> Or is tabbing through all the top level sections acceptable? I think the former but wanted another opinion.
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