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Re: arrow key navigation in accessible menu


From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Date: Dec 16, 2010 4:15AM

On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 10:15 PM, adam solomon
< <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> On the other hand, ARIA
> is still a draft, and is not supported by IE browsers many people are still
> using. JAWS support is limited as you mentioned.

You _could_ default to using the ARIA menu role giving arrows keys
next-item functionality and tab next-menu, then fork behavior to give
tab and arrow keys the same next-item functionality for a blacklist of
known-bad browsers, e.g. IE < 8, Fx < 3, Safari < 5 (or whichever
versions introduced the requisite functionality).

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis