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Re: Question on "skip to main content"


From: Geof Collis
Date: Sep 25, 2009 12:25PM

What good does that do for someone who doesn't have the ability to
use them for skipping over blocks of text?

At 02:02 PM 9/25/2009, you wrote:
>I'll add that the current 508 doesn't require "skip links"
>either. It requires a method to skip repetitive content, and many
>people consider structure in the form of headings to be sufficient.
>Andrew Kirkpatrick
>Senior Product Manager, Accessibility
>Adobe Systems
>-----Original Message-----
>[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Jared Smith
>Sent: Friday, September 25, 2009 2:00 PM
>To: WebAIM Discussion List
>Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Question on "skip to main content"
>On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 11:43 AM, Nancy Johnson < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> > Are "Skip to main content" links a requirement for the updated version
> > of 508. If so, is the requirement that it remain visible or can it be
> > either hidden or visible?
>There is no "updated version of 508". There have been recommendations
>made to the Access Board for possible updates, but we are at least 2
>or 3 years away from any updates being made. The recommendations made
>did not include a requirement for "skip" links. The recommendations
>were quite similar to WCAG 2.0 in this regard.
>The Access Board has indicated that they will release an initial draft
>version of their proposed updates in the near future, so we'll know
>their intention regarding "skip" links soon.
>I should also note that "skip" links (whether visible or not) are not
>necessarily a requirement of the current Section 508 language which
>simply requires that "A method shall be provided that permits users to
>skip repetitive navigation links."
>Jared Smith