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Re: Javascript

From: James Craig <work@cookiecrook.com>
Date: Thu, 01 May 2003 13:36:35 -0500
Message-ID: <3EB16933.7000507@cookiecrook.com>
To: Isofarro <w3evangelism@faqportal.uklinux.net>
CC: Angela Hilton <angela.hilton@umist.ac.uk>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Isofarro wrote:

>I think the trick with making DHTML accessible is to avoid onmouseover and
>onmouseout - this is where things quickly become inaccessible.

I've been working on some accessible DHTML menus that do use onmouseover 
and onmouseout. Not finished yet, but my experiments so far are here:


Unordered list, keyboard access via [tab], etc. Degrades well in non-DOM 
or partial DOM browsers. Of course, the final will have to be combined 
with a "skip nav" link, but these are just experiments.

Also of note, for accessibility, if the user has JS turned off but CSS 
on, they only receive access to the top-level links. Fortunately, the 
site these are for provides redundant links in the page content for each 
of the sub section. Users will not have the exact same experience, but 
it will be a comparable, accessible, experience.

Any comments on the accessibility of these? I'm curious.

James Craig

Received on Thursday, 1 May 2003 14:36:48 UTC

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