View Full Version : Web Menus (DHTML) and Accessibility Guidelines
02-21-2003, 07:35 PM
I am creating a site that is required to follow Web Content Accessibilty Guidelines (Bobby)
At the same time, I have a large number of categories I'd like to have accessed via a navigation bar on the top of the page, and with drop down menus (DHTML) to sub-categories.
After recieving the Accessibility Guidelines, I don't see how drop down menus can at all be used in compliance.
This is a problem with most DHTML effects. However, you can still have accessible menus. :)
An example of that system in place:
An explanation for pure CSS menus:
And another implementation of hybrid CSS/DHTML menus using behaviors to make up for IE:
02-21-2003, 08:35 PM
Thank you very much.
03-04-2003, 07:05 PM
How about using such menus with non-CSS browsers?
Here is a dropdown menu scheme that I'm pretty sure plays well with CSS, non-CSS browsers and accessibility apps:
Any opinions about that menu? I wish the menu could be first actived (displayed) with a mouse-over rather than a click (I see this is the case on Mozilla and IE). Also, in Netscape 4.5 the menu appears a <UL> list.
Thanks for your help.
03-04-2003, 08:34 PM
That's exactly what you want - the links jkd posted are variations of the same core idea.
03-04-2003, 08:46 PM
Great, thanks for your comment brothercake. I've been playing with Dave Lindquist's menu (grazingus.org) and it is pretty simple to customize.
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