Makes dropdown menus in many WordPress themes keyboard accessible.
Many sites have dropdown menus where the expanding of the links can only be triggered by a mouse hover. This means that for keyboard only users parts of the site are harder or sometimes impossible to reach.
This plugin makes these dropdown menus keyboard accessible. When tabbing through the primary navigation the sub level menus will become visible and users will be able to tab to the lower level links.
The current version has been tested by both sighted keyboard-only users and screen reader users. If it doesn't work for your reader, please let us know!
Using the script, whenever a link in the menu gets focus its containing list item (
Current version built and maintained by Amy Hendrix.
The original version of this plugin was built by Graham Armfield. It is still available at http://www.coolfields.co.uk/2011/12/wordpress-keyboard-accessible-dropdown-menus-plugin-version-0-1/
The mechanism used in this plugin is based on the same logic used in Blake Haswell's excellent example of a multi-level accessible dropdown menu. You can find it at: http://blakehaswell.com/lab/dropdown/deux/