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Re: keyboard navigation of menus


From: deborah.kaplan@suberic.net
Date: Jul 31, 2013 7:59AM

Terrill Thompson has a blog post of excellent
examples that use a combination of tab plus arrow:


I'm personally a fan of


And I am about to start using it on a production site. Keep in
mind I am going to have to make a clear documentation of how they
work and link to it from somewhere on the page about
accessibility, because users won't expect this behavior. I like
how this one works in both keyboard and screen reader.


On Wed, 31 Jul 2013, Jon Brundage wrote:

> Hello Group-
> In the situation where a web site has a main menu bar which opens submenus, is there any consensus on the desired behavior for the visual keyboard user? Is it better to have the TAB key move through all the items sequentially, have special commands to open the submenus, or go to the parent pages and navigate to the sub-content from there?
> Opinions appreciated! Thanks
> Jon
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