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  • #62057

    MikeDrum
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    Hi Guys,

    I might be missing something here, but is there an option or is it possible when using the tab key on keyboard to highlight the menu items?

    For accessibility reasons.

    Thank you!

    #62059

    scrambler
    Moderator

    No idea, may be @weaver will have more insight.

    Are you saying that when hitting the Tab key it would highlight the current menu item, or navigate through the menu items?

    #62061

    Weaver
    Keymaster

    That is not standard browser behavior. Even if it were possible, it would not be a good idea to implement since literally no one would expect such behavior.

    There are operating system and browser options available to allow better access to browser content via the keyboard, but all of that is mostly independent of a website or particular menu implementation.

    #62062

    MikeDrum
    Participant

    Hi Scrambler, that’s exactly it yes. When pressing tab key it would act like a hover over menu icon.

    Hi Weaver, If you’ve heard of the recent case “Supreme Court lets blind man sue Domino’s over website”, accessibility seems to be a bit of a hot topic now.
    I agree operating systems provide enough tools and don’t quite understand the above but hey ho.
    Just wondered, if possible, if this was an option or a way of doing it.

    #62063

    scrambler
    Moderator

    When pressing tab key it would act like a hover over menu icon

    Which is it ??

    hitting the Tab key would highlight the current menu item

    or

    hitting the Tab key would navigate through the menu items

    #62064

    scrambler
    Moderator

    @weaver, I found this series of pages which may or may not be related to the question at hand

    https://www.w3.org/WAI/tutorials/menus/

    There are also plugin

    https://wplift.com/wordpress-accessibility

    But I know you have built in support, is there a description of what is built in?

    #62065

    MikeDrum
    Participant

    Long day sorry, hitting tab key would navigate through the menu items.

    So press tab once then “Item 1” would action hover, pressed again it would action hover on “Item 2” and so on.

    At the moment hitting tab just shows the link information box in the bottom left.

    Only curious if this was possible to do, not even sure if it’s a requirement for accessibility rules.

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