Re: [STYLE GUIDE] Modified menu proposal


But don't people using screen readers need to know about menu items that are disabled?


---- Original message ----
>Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2007 12:32:48 -0400
>From: "Becky Gibson" <>  
>Subject: [STYLE GUIDE] Modified menu proposal  
>The proposal for navigation of menus and menubars is documented in the PF 
>Wiki [1].  I don't believe that menu behavior has been finalized, thus, I 
>would like to propose a modification to the behavior described. 
>Specifically I propose that, in order to match the behavior for disabled 
>buttons, disabled menu items do NOT receive focus.  This is consistent 
>with how the Macintosh treats menu items and buttons but is different than 
>Windows.  I think it makes sense for widget focus to behave consistently 
>within Web Applications hosted within the browser. 
>The Dojo Open Source widget tookit is planning to implement a consistent 
>focus behavior for the widgets.  Disabled buttons will not receive focus, 
>disabled buttons within a toolbar will not receive focus, and disabled 
>menu items will not receive focus.  However, we would appreciate feedback 
>from this group.
>Becky Gibson
>Web Accessibility Architect
>IBM Emerging Internet Technologies
>5 Technology Park Drive
>Westford, MA 01886
>Voice: 978 399-6101; t/l 333-6101
>blog: WebA11y
Jon Gunderson, Ph.D.
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology (DRES)


Received on Monday, 17 September 2007 18:08:59 UTC