On Fri, 17 Sep 2004, Brendan MacLean wrote:
> Apologies for this being a little off topic. Please reply offlist or
> direct me to somewhere I might get the relevant info.
I'm afraid you get just wrong hints that way. Accessibility experts won't
see what others suggest to you.
Accessibility is important, but it _is_ off topic here, unless you are
discussing _CSS_ techniques that promote accessibility, or work against
You will get much better help on accessibility e.g. on the webaim list,
> I've added 'accesskeys' and 'tabindex'
> attributes to all the menu items and incidental links.
In the current opinion of most accessibility experts, accesskeys mostly
work _against_ accessibility; tabindex attributes aren't that great
either. _Part_ of this is that browsers by default don't indicate
the accesskey assignments or tabbing order. Regarding CSS, there does not
seem to be any effective CSS methods that could help here. Subtle hints
like underlining accesskey characters, which could be done in CSS to a
limited extent, are generally too subtle, and for explicit explanations,
you need textual content, not (primarily) CSS.
Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
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