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Re: Accessible site maps - advice please


From: Tom Gilder
Date: Sep 24, 2002 8:44AM

On Tuesday, September 24, 2002, 3:37:21 PM, you wrote:
> http://www.nationwide.co.uk/sitemap.asp
> I am inclined to go for a simpler layout using unordered lists and indenting
> where appropriate. Naturally, I will make sure that font sizes are not fixed
> and so on.

Simpler would be better I feel. Even looking at the current map is a
bit confusing and all over the place.

> So, given that I am thinking of using <ul> <li> and so on, any tips?

Yes, nested <ul> seems appropriate to me. I wouldn't use one great big
list though, breaking it up with some <h2> elements for the main
headings would aid navigation.

> Early stages at the moment, so any advice greatfully received.

Another thing to consider about that page is the onchange <select>.
Try navigating to another page using the select *just* using the
keyboard in IE - have fun :)

I'm glad that there's a UK financial company actually paying attention
to accessibility, some many other sites are utterly dire as I found
out on a recent trawl around some others.

For instance you've got HSBC's request information form that allows
you to get Braille, large print and audio cassette versions of
literature - but to get to the form you need a modern, script-enabled

And then there's C&G's accessibility page where they don't allow you
to tab through links - http://www.cheltglos.co.uk/accessibility_0.html.

Tom Gilder

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