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Re: Popup menus accessible?


From: Mark Rew
Date: Sep 26, 2001 4:51AM

When our Website required pop up menus we had to add a link to an alternative
section for non-mouse users.Consider a dialog box, or a link to an anchor that
has each option from the pop up menus in a client side image map where all
area tags have a meaningful alt attribute.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brandi Hess" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
To: "WebAIM forum" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2001 4:22 PM
Subject: Popup menus accessible?

> 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