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Re: accessible tree menus


From: Jim Thatcher
Date: Feb 28, 2009 10:35AM

Well Chris, it is hard for me to imagine a link working, but
http://Bookshare.org that I mentioned in the last post uses arrow keys for
keyboard users, just like a Windows menu system, and headings (h3)
navigation for screen reader users since, for them, arrows are "in use"
(until ARIA is well supported).


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-----Original Message-----
[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Chris Hoffman
Sent: Saturday, February 28, 2009 10:52 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] accessible tree menus

On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 2:47 PM, John Foliot < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> *IF* you think that 36 links visually hidden but none-the-less present in
> the source code represents an accessible solution, sure. (I don't)
> Thing is, those links are "compacted" to avoid visual clutter, but for
> non-seeing users, they still need to put up with the audio clutter.

Would having some sort of mechanism (oh, say, a _link_) that allows
users to easily skip from one menu to another without having to read
through every menu item help in this situation?