Thread Subject: Re: Bypassing content.
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From: Peter Wallack
Date: Tue, Jun 12 2007 9:55 AM
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I'd argue that it's useful far beyond that. Any keyboard-only user,
such as a 'power user', would appreciate the feature. I believe it
needs to be visible until User Agents provide a standard mechanism to
<pre class="moz-signature" cols="72">Peter Wallack
Accessibility Program Director
Katie Haritos-Shea wrote:
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The visible skip nav is also useful for persons with limited mobility, and the AT that they use. In that case the skip nav link must be visible.
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Subject: Re: [teitac-websoftware] Bypassing content.
<pre wrap="">"An invisible skip link wouldn't satisfy the Functional perfomance
<pre wrap="">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, <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="http://WWW.OPM.GOV">WWW.OPM.GOV</a>
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