Thread Subject: Re: Bypassing content.
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From: Peter Wallack
Date: Mon, Jun 11 2007 11:35 AM
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But what structure are we going to recommend? If I markup a page with
<H#> tags, then screen readers do a beautiful job of letting me
jump to 'blocks of content' (i.e. press 'h' in JAWS to get a list of
all the headers in the page). But what about the keyboard-only user who
isn't running AT? Are we really going to require that every web page
code something in addition to the <H#> tags simply because the
(mainstream) browsers themselves don't provide the same navigation
mechanisms as the screen readers? And how would we make these visible -
yet another navigation bar on the page? (that itself would need to be
For fun, I just tried using section508.gov with the keyboard only.
Really awful. (I really like the popups that say you are leaving the
site, like on 'FAQs', even though all you did was navigate onto the
link.) It might help this discussion, particularly in defining 'block
of content' if someone could:<br>
<li>tell us a site that they think has done it well</li>
<li>pick a site and describe how they think it should work</li>
<pre class="moz-signature" cols="72">Peter Wallack
Accessibility Program Director
Hoffman, Allen wrote:
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<pre wrap="">OK I'm following the logic.
This does highlight that these skip-nav and consistently using structure
to navigate may be indeed separable concepts.
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To: TEITAC Web/Software Subcommittee
Subject: Re: [teitac-websoftware] Bypassing content.
Are you saying method to skip repetitive (or blocks) does not need to
be visible? it won't meet functional performance criteria if it isn't
<pre wrap="">made visible.
An invisible skip link wouldn't satisfy the Functional perfomance
criteria, but neither would any invisible UI control. However,
functionality that allows users to move to different locations using the
semantic structure in a document or application is neither visible or
invisible, so I don't think that the requirement this this be visible is