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Re: Accessible popup menus


From: Rob Unsworth
Date: Jul 28, 2005 11:04PM

On Thu, 28 Jul 2005, Don Hinshaw wrote:

> One thing I am struggling with and I haven't heard a really clear answer to (I
> was hoping that Jim would reappear since it was his comment that started us
> off!) is *why* those people who consider Al's menus to be inaccesible feel
> that way. The only real specific comment I have heard is that they don't work
> so well when tabbed through backwards. Admittedly I am an accessibility
> neophyte, but this is the first time I have heard that issue raised.
> As for Glenda's very reasonable complaint about being able to maneuver through
> many drop-down type menus, this seems more an issue of the size of the target
> than the technology used.
> So, I'll ask again...Why do you consider these menus inaccessible?

If you run a mouse down a menus, get to the bottom checking what is in the
sub-menus and then decide you want a item a couple of items above where
you stopped at the bottom item, and the menu prevents your mouse from
going back up the menu or when it does it produces unpredictible results.

If you find that scenario as unacceptable. Why would you consider a menu
accessible that produces that same result when access is via keyboard.

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