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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.

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Morgan
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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?
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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