Version 4.2 introduces a change to the way menus are navigated. Implemented changes are in line with the latest WAI-ARIA practices on menubar site navigation.
The use of the tab and arrows keys is different. It's now strictly defined what happens when you press the arrows. The submenu due to this change does not appear automatically and is only opened by using the down/up arrow.
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WAI-ARIA practices for horizontal navigation menubar and its submenu are applied to the DJ-MegaMenu module.
Keyboard support is implemented for:
Tab keyboard shortcuts get you to the menubar in the standard tab sequence navigation process. (Shit + Tab allows moving back to the element in the tab sequence).
Once you get to focus on the menubar element, then you may follow keyboard support rules to use the key functions listed in the tables below:
|It opens the submenu and moves focus to the first item in the submenu.|
|Down Arrow||It opens the submenu and moves focus to the first item in the submenu.|
|Up Arrow||It opens the submenu and moves focus to the last item in the submenu.|
|Home||Moves focus on the first item in the menubar.|
|End||Moves focus on the last item in the menubar.|
|Home||Moves focus on the first item in the submenu.|
|End||Moves focus on the last item in the submenu.|
Navigation Menubar Example on www.w3.org
Note: For a key Enter in Menubar
If the menu item in the Menubar:
- It is a separator and contains child submenus. Then Enter key opens a submenu according to the keyboard support rules.
- However, if it is a linked item and contains submenus, enters key redirects to the URL applied to this item.
The latest update also brings some performance improvements.
We need to remind you that the DJ-MegaMenu extension is available in two versions - premium and light.
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The blog post's content comes from the DJ-Extensions website: DJ-MegaMenu ver. 4.2 brings updated keyboard navigation compliant with the latest WAI-ARIA Practices
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