Thread Subject: Re: Bypassing content.
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From: David Poehlman
Date: Tue, Jun 12 2007 6:30 AM
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individuals with low vision who use the keyboard will need it. there are
also other circumstances where it would be handy.
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From: "Langum, Michael J" < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
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Subject: Re: [teitac-websoftware] Bypassing content.
>"An invisible skip link wouldn't satisfy the Functional perfomance
criteria,. . ."
Have I missed something?
I thought the "function" of the "skip link" was to allow users of AT to
skip past banners, and standard navigation elements so that they could
quickly and easily get to the main content of a page. Since sighted
users can achieve the same "function" by simply examining the page and
choosing to begin reading at whatever point they wish (and hence don't
rely on the "skip link"), I don't see how an "invisible skip link
wouldn't satisfy the Functional performance criteria."
-- Mike Langum
Asst. Webmaster, WWW.OPM.GOV
U.S. Office of Personnel Management