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Re: Javascript Rollovers and accessibility


From: Mark Rew
Date: Jan 21, 2003 6:22AM

My experience is that these rollovers are not accessible to someone who does not use a mouse such as a screen reader user.

Either provide a set of separate links or a separate page without rollovers. After accessibility problems, and other problems with different browsers and equipment not being able to use the rollovers my shop redesigned our pages so rollovers are not needed.

Mark Rew

----- Original Message -----
From: chet
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2003 7:59 AM
Subject: Javascript Rollovers and accessibility


I read previous posts, but can't seem to get a clear answer to my question.
If i am using graphics as links and want a rollover effect on them (i.e they swap images using javascript) - does this meet accessibility requirements?

Reading W3C & other guidelines I believe that using javascript for rollovers (i.e visual effect only) does not require any additional accessibility techniques (although i would use the <noscript> to let users with javascript turned off that it is not conveying essential info).

I am not talking about drop down menu's that i understand aren