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Re: arrow key navigation in accessible menu


From: ckrugman@sbcglobal.net
Date: Dec 16, 2010 1:39AM

Jaws 9.0 probably shouldn't be used as a basis for testing as it is an
obsolete version.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeevan Reddy" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
To: "WebAIM Discussion List" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 1:00 AM
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] arrow key navigation in accessible menu

> Hello Adam,
> Can you Access the Menu items in the desk top applications only with
> "Tab" key?
> Certainly you need to use "Tab" key to jump between menus, and Arrow keys
> help you to navigate between menu items which is currently in Focus.
> The same is applicable to Rich internet application Menu.
> For example if you are having hundred navigation links, Certainly you
> don't
> put all these links in the navigation, you'll catagorise them and place
> them
> in a Menu format.
> Now coming to Keyboard accessibility, when a user wants to Access the
> Third
> menu in the serial, he needs to use tab so many times.If you make the same
> similar to desk top, the user can get that with 3 tabs, and he can
> navigate
> the menu items using arrow keys.
> Now coming to JAWS 9.0 issue, it has lack of ARIA support(the techniques
> used to make rich internet applications Accessible).
> Thanks and Regards,
> Jeevan
> On Tue, Dec 7, 2010 at 5:57 PM, adam solomon
> < <EMAIL REMOVED> >wrote:
>> Is arrow-key navigation necessary for an accessible menu?
>> To the best of my knowledge, arrow key navigation won't work with Jaws 9
>> because those keys are reserved for Jaws (correct me on this if I'm
>> wrong).
>> If so, and if the answer to the first question is yes, what is the
>> solution?
>> --
>> adam solomon
>> linkedin <http://il.linkedin.com/pub/adam-solomon/24/449/a4>;
>> blogix <http://adam.blogix.co.il/>;