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(Inactive) Web Best Practices: Teleconference Details

Teleconference details

Agenda

Introductions

Dynamic Content

Hide/Show content (Tabs)

Rotators

Accessibility Inspector and FAE 2.0

Minutes

Introductions

Dynamic Content
  • Review accessibility of pull down menus
  • http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx??
  • First look at DHS website
  • Three sub menus in DHS website
  • Features
    • Hover creates a highlight and open the sub menu
    • The main menu are a link and the sub menu is a link
    • Links are repeated in the landing page
    • Header before list of links
    • Use nested lists for the menu markup
    • Links are positioned off screen and are visible to screen reader at all time

h3. Design Recommendations for lists links

Open Issues for lists of links
  • Are there cases where sub lists should have role=navigation containers

Hidden versus off screen content
  • Off screen advantages
    • all content searchable or available in the list
  • Off screen disadvantages
    • Too much content, redundant search items
    • Screen reader users see things not seen by sighted
  • Hidden advantages
    • Content for sighted and screen reader users is the same
    • Less content to navigate
  • Hidden disadvantages
    • All content on the page is not available for search and lists
  • Situational use of techniques
      1. of links in a list 10s versus 100s
    • The link text the same, but has different functions (links require context to understand function)
    • If content is hidden there needs to be information about something hidden
    • If content is hidden there needs to be a way to show the content using the keyboard and mouse hover
    • State information should be before the label and should state the action “Show XXX” and “Hide XXX”
    • The words “hide/show”, “open/close” or “expanded/collapsed”?
    • Should the word “menu” be used to describe state?

Rotators

Accessibility Inspector and FAE 2.0

Participants