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Re: Accessible menus

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From: Holly Marie
Date: Apr 23, 2003 12:18PM



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From: "Carol Foster" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
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Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2003 11:35 AM
Subject: Re: Accessible menus


> We have been looking at this too and would be interested in others'.
The ideas
> that we have found that appeal most so far are:
>
> 1. Using nested lists.
> 2. Using icons before the menu items, either invisible or preferably
not, with
> alt text such as "subtopic of products:" for the the subtopics.
>

This is what I would have suggested also.

There is one other suggestion, though DHTML is used, that are suppose to
be standards, guidelines, accessible, and also work without the
css/dhtml support in older browsers...
gazingus.org Using Lists for DHTML Menus
http://www.gazingus.org/dhtml/?id=109

Until we get use of the specialized menu linking that is proposed inside
XHTML 2, and enough support, I think that the nested list is the way to
go.

I like the idea of giving an alt to sublists via visual elements if
possible. Interesting idea.

holly


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