Solved

Joomla menu meet Section 508 standards

Posted on 2013-06-05
6
440 Views
Last Modified: 2013-06-18
Hello Experts,

I was wondering if any here know's if there is a way (or if there is an extension) that allows submenu's on a joomla site be activated with the enter key when on the parent menu? As all menu items on a joomla site must be linked to something, by tabing through a menu and then pressing enter parent menu that has a submenu, will take you to the page of the parent menu - not activate the drop down.

Thanks,

Morgan
0
Comment
Question by:Morgan
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

by:
tailoreddigital earned 350 total points
ID: 39224550
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Morgan
ID: 39224572
Thank you for the extension.

But is it me or shouldn't joomla provide a way to allow the design to create a menu system that is more "accessible" to those with disabilities?
0
 
LVL 23

Assisted Solution

by:tailoreddigital
tailoreddigital earned 350 total points
ID: 39224588
I agree, i think it's slowly evolving though.

Here's a good article on the topic (not Joomla specific),
http://terrillthompson.com/blog/202
0
Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

 
LVL 108

Assisted Solution

by:Ray Paseur
Ray Paseur earned 150 total points
ID: 39225446
This problem apparently has two navels.  

First, is Joomla itself 508 compliant?  Various statements turn up in the Google search for joomla section 508 compliance which indicate an awareness of the issue going back to 2005, and I've found an antiquated but forward-looking statement saying that Joomla will be 508 compliant at version 1.5.  I have not been able to find anything that independently verifies this claim.
http://help.joomla.org/content/view/805/60/

Second, what about 3rd-party templates?  Here you would be at the mercy of the authors, and unless they are 508-aware, it's not likely that the sites would be 508-compliant.

This may be relevant:
http://forum.joomla.org/viewforum.php?f=142

More current information.  You must click the "Go" button to see the search results - apparently Joomla does not understand RESTful design :-(
http://forum.joomla.org/results.php?q=accessibility&siteurl=forum.joomla.org
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Morgan
ID: 39225571
Thank you Ray_Paseur,

It is to bad. I too had difficulty finding information about current 508 compliance within the joomla framwork - ergo I cam here.

Most of my templates I build myself. However under the new contract I have with a client they are needing their site to be 508 compliant and was surprised on the lack of 508 support or documentation for joomla. With the size of the community, I would have thought 508 would have been brought up and implemented (as best as possible) into the joomla platform.
0
 
LVL 108

Expert Comment

by:Ray Paseur
ID: 39226594
Yeah, it's kind of an afterthought in many applications.  Unless it's baked in at the design phase, it can be problematic.  The good news is that 508 creates a lot of highly paid work.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I imagine that there are some, like me, who require a way of getting currency exchange rates for implementation in web project from time to time, so I thought I would share a solution that I have developed for this purpose. It turns out that Yaho…
Since pre-biblical times, humans have sought ways to keep secrets, and share the secrets selectively.  This article explores the ways PHP can be used to hide and encrypt information.
The viewer will learn how to dynamically set the form action using jQuery.
This tutorial will teach you the core code needed to finalize the addition of a watermark to your image. The viewer will use a small PHP class to learn and create a watermark.

896 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

16 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now