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From: John Britsios
Date: Jul 31, 2003 1:42PM


Hi!

I would also like to express my experience about this topic!

Some sites using drop-down menu, would reload the page if the for example
line (-----------) is selected, which can disorientate or confuse the user.

Another issue is if the user is navigating with a keyboard, he type's the
first letter, he is brought to the first word in the list that begin's with
that letter. When there are more items with the same first letter, then the
user has a problem. If he type's a second letter in the word he seek's, he
goes to the first word that begin's with that letter.

That is why I say, selection lists are much more accessuble and usable!

Is it just my point of view?

Kind regards,

John S. Britsios,
Web Accessibility and Usability Consultant


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Thatcher" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
To: < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2003 4:46 PM
Subject: RE: drop down menus


> Whoops, I goofed on the URL - which I thought I tried before sending,
> http://jimthatcher.com/webcoursea.htm#Webcourse10.d.
>
> Jim
> 508 Web Accessibility Tutorial http://jimthatcher.com/webcourse1.htm.
> "Constructing Accessible Web Sites:" http://jimthatcher.com/news.htm
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Thatcher [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
> Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2003 7:45 AM
> To: <EMAIL REMOVED>
> Subject: RE: drop down menus
>
> There's a discussion of drop down menus in the "Web Course",
> http://jimthatcher.com/webcoursea.htm/#webcourse10.d with the NSF.gov site
> as an example.
>
> Jim
> 508 Web Accessibility Tutorial http://jimthatcher.com/webcourse1.htm.
> "Constructing Accessible Web Sites:" http://jimthatcher.com/news.htm
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: NutHouse Studios [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2003 9:23 PM
> To: <EMAIL REMOVED>
> Subject: drop down menus
>
> I was wondering if it's possible to make drop down menus for navigation
that
>
> are accessible? For an example of what I'd like to do, see:
> http://www.wcc.cc.il.us/ and view the top menu that includes Prospective
> Students, Current Students, etc. I know that they're not using ALT tags,
> but I was just wondering if the use of drop down menus is possible.
>
> Thanks for your time - max c.
>
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