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Re: Accessible popup menus


From: Al Sparber
Date: Jul 28, 2005 9:13PM

From: "Rob Unsworth" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
To: "WebAIM Discussion List" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2005 10:54 PM
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Accessible popup menus

> 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.

You are joking, no doubt :-) I have to tell you, I got vertigo trying
to tab through your home page. I'm beginning to think this is simply
mass hypnosis :-) Thanks anyway, for your comments. We will continue
to proudly describe our menu system as meeting Section 508 and WAI
checkpoint 3 guidelines and all non-obsessive subjective criteria, as


Al Sparber

"Designing with CSS is sometimes like barreling down a crumbling
mountain road at 90 miles per hour secure in the knowledge that
repairs are scheduled for next Tuesday".