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Re: RE: Javascript Rollovers and accessibility


From: Andrew Kirkpatrick
Date: Jan 23, 2003 8:19PM

On the NCAM site we have the mouseover/out and focus/blur event handlers, and they show the effect in
every version of IE that I've tried, and in the newer netscapes. However, netscape 4 browsers don't allow
tabbing through links and opera 5 & 6 don't show the effect (although opera has a very visible focus ring,
which is the point of our rollover).


1/23/2003 4:27:30 PM, Leo Smith < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

>You should test to make sure in the major browsers (and maybe
>let the list know your results ;)
> - it may be the case that onfocus and onblur will suffice (that is,
>accommodate mouse users and keyboard users), otherwise I don't
>see any harm in providing both event handlers.
>hope that helps..
>In the case mentioned above the additional information is not
>presented to keyboard only users when tabbing through the links -
>perhaps using onfocus and onblur for these disjointed rollovers
>might solve that issue.
>Just to clarify this, do you mean to say that in addition to
>onMouseOver/Out, you suggest I also do onFocus/Blur and that should
>Leo Smith
>Web Designer/Developer
>USM Office of Publications and Marketing
>University of Southern Maine
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Andrew Kirkpatrick
CPB/WGBH National Center for Accessible Media
125 Western Ave.
Boston, MA 02134
Web site: ncam.wgbh.org

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