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Re: Hovering menus


From: Steve Green
Date: Feb 25, 2009 6:15PM

I have just been to the forum and have to say they have not implemented the
hovering menus very well. Menus such as this can be accessible but in this
case they are not.

The good news is that you can click the avatar image below the username, and
that links directly to the profile page. I am not sure how you sent a PM
because I am not a member.


-----Original Message-----
[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Randi
Sent: 26 February 2009 00:47
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: [WebAIM] Hovering menus

Hi all,

I'm a member of a foru at psychcentral.com. I was there before I went blind
and while I was away, they redid their site with vbulletin. Now they've got
hovering meus and I only know this from asking users why I can't click user
names like I used to. For example, to view a member's profile or send a pm,
apparently when a mouse is hovered or clicked, a hovering menu appears with
options. My reader, Voiceover, does not read these menus.

Is there a way, something I can do with keys or am I just out of luck?
Their chatroom is java based but the host of the site is experimenting with
a new one that is not java. However, to access the test room, there is
another of the hovering menus. I suggested to him that he check out webaim
and told him about hidden links etc. I can't even test the room to see if I
can use it because of the hovering menus.

Any suggestions?


I'm not disabled, my eyes are. ;)