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Re: Accessible popup menus


From: Rob Unsworth
Date: Jul 28, 2005 8:50PM

On Thu, 28 Jul 2005, Al Sparber wrote:

> It's come to my attention that a Mr. Thatcher or some sort claims that our
> menu system is not accessible. I would like to engage this person in this
> forum to get to the truth, as it were. I've prepared two test cases and would
> like this gentleman to explain why the menus are not accessible.
> http://www.projectseven.com/products/menusystems/pmm/webaim/vertical.htm

All the following in firefox v1.0.4

Works good, untill you get to "section 4" and use "Shift Tab" to reverse
up the menu takes four tabs to get back to section 3, with no visible
submenu until you get to section 3 another 5 tabs to get back
to the section 2 sub menu which overlaps the main menu, another 2 tabs
gets section 2 with two sub menus one overlaping the main menu and one in
the correct position. another tab gets you back to section 1.

Not what I would call accessible.

Regards, | Lions District 201 Q3
Rob Unsworth | IT & Internet Chairman
Ipswich, Australia | http://www.lionsq3.asn.au