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Re: Question about CSS Hover Dropdown menus


From: indamockwood-l@verizon.net
Date: Feb 22, 2007 7:50AM

I'm not actually designing a specific site.

I'm trying to put together a list of design elements that are popular, but that have accessibility implications, and specifying just what those implications are. Call it a pre-emptive strike, if you will.

I already know that long, large, drop down menus have accessibility implications because they may be overwhelming. I just also wanted to know if they had any other implications, such as not being entirely accessible to those who surf the web only using keystrokes, or those using screenreaders (because they have to go through all the lists).


From: Joshue O Connor < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Date: 2007/02/22 Thu AM 05:38:02 CST
To: WebAIM Discussion List < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Question about CSS Hover Dropdown menus

>Christian said:
> multi level menus are generally more a
> problem of information architecture and overloading the user with
> options than a technology issue.

I'll second that. Do you really need them? If you think you do it might
be a good idea to go back to the drawing board and try and simplify your
information architecture.

IMHO, of course.



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