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Popup menus accessible?


From: Brandi Hess
Date: Sep 25, 2001 2:28PM

Hello all,
I'm working on a new design for our University Library. They would like
popup menus to appear when the cursor hovers (mouseover) above a link. They
would like the popup to list what type of information can be found by
clicking on that link. Even though the link on the page is part of a
graphic, the popup will be text based.
Is this compliant? Does this meet Priority One?
The Library site is currently working in this manner. The designer who
worked on their site last (which was several years ago) put this
functionality in place. Now that I'm supposed to redesign it, they want the
same functionality added to their new design.
Link to their current site.
Thanks for your help!

Brandi Schwartz Hess
Graphic Designer, Web Services
University of Southern Indiana