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Re: Accessible popup menus

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From: Christian Heilmann
Date: Jul 29, 2005 9:35AM


> > So what is one to do? If you have a deep site, drop down
> > menus can be a huge affordance for non-disabled folks if used
> > correctly...they can greatly reduce the number of clicks
> > necessary to get from point A to point B.
> > How should we use them to not make the site intolerable for
> > disabled users?
>
> Consider not making your site so deep? ;0)
>
> But, valid point. In the end, as always, you can't please everyone 100% so
> you simply need to weigh the benefits of your implementation vs. the
> drawbacks and do what you can.
>
> One idea I've been playing around with in my head is to simply offer this as
> a choice for the end user. I'd use standard menus that show a submenu when
> you're in that section, and then offer people a choice to also turn on
> fly-outs for the same menu. I'd do this server-side so the submenus aren't
> loaded unless flyouts are turned on.
>
> It's not a high priority, so I'm not sure if/when I'll get around to playing
> with that...just tossing it out as an idea.

I am having that discusssion with a client at the moment:
http://www.wait-till-i.com/index.php?p=133

And I also mentioned it earlier in the thread. Dunno what happened to
all those mails.