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Re: Redesign beta getting closer

From: Sharron Rush <srush@knowbility.org>
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2018 13:02:57 -0500
Message-ID: <CA++nJxq+W-Z65FA0ieL2bq788Oqy0=ffh=31i8_bKL56Y8zQ5w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Eric Eggert <ee@w3.org>
Cc: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>, "Bakken, Brent" <brent.bakken@pearson.com>, EO Planning <public-eo-plan@w3.org>

I have just spent the last hour or so knocking around in the beta site. It
looks fantastic! I can only imagine how much work you have done and I am in
awe of your dedication and skill - thank you!!

I have not found links that don't work but I did want to ask about the
operation of the main menu. It seems a bit clunky to me to use the tab key
for everything. Also, once you open a submenu you are kind of trapped in
the submenu until you tab all the way out again- or did I miss a navigation

I much prefer the ease of navigating as it is implemented in the old
Knowbility site:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150207012937/http://knowbility.org:80/  The
tab key keeps you in the upper nav and the arrow keys take you into the
submenu, a browsing experince with less friction it seems to me.

Also the visual response to keyboard focus in Firefox is not equivalent to
the mouse hover state. Will that be addressed?

Thanks again Eric, excellent work!

On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 6:29 AM, Eric Eggert <ee@w3.org> wrote:

> Hi Shawn, Sharron, & Brent,
> I have uploaded the new site to /WAI/beta/ <https://www.w3.org/WAI/beta/>.
> I have locked out search engines for now (because we don’t want duplicated
> content to show up there).
> Some content might have links that don’t work or go to old content. I try
> to address as many of those links as I can before the beta, but I don’t
> have too much time left to put into the project.
> If you find anything weird or missing (images, for example), feel free to
> drop me an email and I will put it into a prioritization :-)
> I’m looking forward to announcing the beta at the end of the week!
> Eric
> --
> Eric Eggert
> Web Accessibility Specialist
> Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) at World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

Sharron Rush | Executive Director | Knowbility.org | @knowbility
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