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Re: more accessible rollover menus


From: Jon Gunderson
Date: Jul 30, 2002 7:00AM

While the menu may be more compatible with a particular screen reader it is
still not accessible to people with low vision. When users configure
browsers to ignore author colors for text and use their own colors for text
make pull down menus very inaccessible, since text backgrounds of the pull
downs become transparent and the menu text usually overlaps with the
background text or graphics making the menu text un-readable.

Try it.

If you want mouse over effects use hover.

Most usability experts indicate that pull down menus on web sites are not
very usable. People don't expect them and reading menus is more difficult
than selecting links.


At 04:19 PM 7/29/2002 -0400, you wrote:
>Has anyone heard anything about or had any experience with this new
>attempt at tab-able rollover menus, at
>http://www.projectseven.com/mxvision/experimental/index.htm? I tried it
>with JAWS a few times, and it was a little confusing, but not too bad on
>most attempts. Anyway, it is interesting!
>(Apologies if you get this twice, but my first attempt to send it did
>not seem to work.)
>Carol Foster, Web Developer
>Internet Publishing Group, Information Technology Services
>University of Massachusetts, President's Office
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Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
College of Applied Life Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
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