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RE: Multiple Select Dropdown Menus

From: Chris Harpin <chris@castus.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 10 May 2007 18:11:19 +0100
To: "'Lubow, Scott'" <lubow_scott@bah.com>, "'WAI Interest Group list'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20070510171202.D8D034E5FE4@cht-smtp-001.bulldogdsl.com>

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

-----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>
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

Any suggestions?

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