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Re: Popup menus accessible?

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From: Joel Ward
Date: Sep 25, 2001 3:26PM


I think that's a great idea, too! You could even do both, to cover all of
the bases.
One note: No matter what you do, make sure to update the alternative set of
links when the primary set changes. This can be cumbersome if the links
change often on a static HTML site. I guess it comes with the territory.
Dynamic sites can be easier to maintain though.
Does anyone have an easier way to make popup menus accessible?

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> Hi
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> I also wanted to mention something alternative when a user is not able to
> see links.
> You can create a simple text page with all the links which are there on
> menus(something like sitemap) and put a link to it on the NOSCRIPT section
> of every page. So if a visitor cannot see links, he will see a message
> something like this.
>
> "Sorry, Your browser doesnt support scripting.
> Please visit our sitemap to visit the page links."
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> What are your views for this.
> Viral
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> Joel Ward
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> 09/25/01 05:08 PM
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> Hi Brandi,
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> Question for you, Brandi. Will the popup menu text include links or just
> descriptive text, like in the current site?
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> If they include links, then....
>
> My gut reaction is to say no, they aren't accessible. This is because
they
> are triggered by a device-dependent event, a mouseover.
>
> I'm not sure if there is a way to make such functionality accessible to
> assistive technology.
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> A way to make it accessible is to have alternate ways to get the same list
> of links, e.g. a link to an HTML page with the same links.
>
> An example can be seen at http://www.nsf.gov/ . Mouseover the menu at the
> top to view the menu and then click on each of headings, like "Funding."
> You can see the same links in the menu are also available on the page
> linked
> through the heading. This way, users of AT can access the menu text
> without
> actually viewing the popup menu.
>
> Viral also has a good point. If a user turns off CSS and/or JavaScript,
> the
> menus won't work at all. So what does a user do then? The popup menus
> won't work for them. That situation can apply to anyone, not just users
of
> AT.
>
> Joel
>
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> From: "Brandi Hess" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> To: "WebAIM forum" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2001 4:22 PM
> Subject: Popup menus accessible?
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> > 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.
> > http://www.usi.edu/library/library.htm
> >
> > Thanks for your help!
> >
> >
> > ---
> > Brandi Schwartz Hess
> > Graphic Designer, Web Services
> > University of Southern Indiana
> > http://www.usi.edu
> >
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