Thread Subject: Re: Bypassing content.
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From: Hoffman, Allen
Date: Tue, Jun 12 2007 6:45 AM
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People with low vision are restricted to small portions of the screen,
so focus tracking is critical--visually scanning the page via a tiny
window, imagine a word at a time, slows one down enormously, while
having a link to skip much of that will greatly increase someone in that
position's ability to use the information.
I think this was originally designed for screen reader users, but once
it is examined carefully, functional performance criteria would apply,
and it isn't just for totally blind folks really.
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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."
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