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Re: Role attribute


From: Jared Smith
Date: Oct 8, 2009 8:00AM

On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 6:31 AM, Geof Collis wrote:

> for the first time I heard
> the words "landmark "  and I'm not sure why I need to hear this, as
> if my ears aren't already bombarded by enough useless chatter I dont
> need to hear, so any info on what it's use is would be appreciated.

Landmarks provide a way of navigating between significant page areas.
They can be used by developers to identify page sections, such as
search, main content, navigation, etc. While it is extra "clutter",
landmarks can significantly increase the usability and accessibility
of the page by providing direct access to these important page

In JAWS, INSERT+CTRL+SEMICOLON allows you to Select a Landmark. The
SEMICOLON and SHIFT+SEMICOLON keystrokes Move to Next Landmark and
Move to Previous Landmark.

Landmarks are only supported in Firefox 3+ and Internet Explorer 8.

Jared Smith