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From: Vincent Young
Date: Aug 25, 2011 11:03AM


Forgot to mention in my last e-mail that feedback is welcome from the
Accessibility community on what direction sub-menu navigation is headed.

On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 12:53 PM, Vincent Young < <EMAIL REMOVED> >wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I'd like to get some feedback on drop-down menus. I've been gathering some
> examples of drop-down menus and there is quite a bit of variation. Here is
> a basic synopsis of what I have found:
>
> http://www.knowbility.org/ <http://www.knowbility.org/%20>;
> - Their implementation seems to take from the AOL DHTML Style Guide (
> http://dev.aol.com/dhtml_style_guide). In this implementation only the
> first level menu items are TAB navigable. If a first level menus item has
> focus, pressing the right/left arrow moves focus. Once focus is received
> the sub-menu is exposed and this menus is navigated via the up/down arrow
> keys.
>
> http://www.blakehaswell.com/lab/dropdown/deux/
> - All top-level and sub-menu items are TAB navigable. The sub-menu is
> exposed and TAB navigable once it's top-level menu item receives focus.
> Arrowing is disabled.
>
> http://www.udm4.com/demos/horizontal-absolute-top-left.php
> - Implementation is a blend of the prior two examples.
>
> http://www.nomensa.com/
> - Only the top level menu is TAB navigable. Sub-menu items are exposed on
> subsequent pages.
>
> It would be nice to hear from the keyboard user community to find out what
> is preferred when it comes to drop-down menus. There is a lot of variation
> out there and I'm wondering if this all becomes overwhelming and confusing.
> Any usability study information on this matter would be very helpful. If
> there has been a previous discussion on the topic, I'd appreciate being
> pointed to the right direction.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Best,
> Vincent
>
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WebHipster Interactive, ltd.
Vincent Young - Principal
33 E. Lincoln St.
Columbus, OH 43215
p: 614.607.3400
f: 339-674-3400
e: <EMAIL REMOVED>
w: http://www.webhipster.com