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RE: Skip Navigation


From: Jim Thatcher
Date: Jul 22, 2002 2:30PM

Jon, What do you mean the skip link doesn't work with Opera or Netscape? The
skip link idea works just fine there, it is just that there are no assistive
technologies using those browsers to take advantage of the skip link. But
the link is still there.

Jim Thatcher
Accessibility Consulting

-----Original Message-----
From: Jon Gunderson [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Monday, July 22, 2002 3:39 PM
Subject: Re: Skip Navigation

The skip link strategy is only works on Internet Explorer. It does not
work for Opera and Netscape. So you really need to use multiple techniques
to meet this 508 requirement. I suggest using headers for main topics and
tabindex for the first link past the navigation bar.


At 03:16 PM 7/22/2002 +0100, you wrote:
>On Monday, July 22, 2002, 2:06:02 PM, you wrote:
> > When providing a way to skip repetitive navigation links, must the skip
> > navigation link be the first item on the page so that you are skipping
> > to content and avoiding pictures, headings, etc. in addition to links;
> > or can you place the skip navigation link right before the repetitive
> > links?
>It really depends on the site - what works for one might not work for
>Personally I tend to put the skip link just below the main logo on a site,
>so a
>user would come across the site or page's name first, letting the user
>know what
>the content is before they can access it.
>Of course, you can always have more than one skip link - and personally I
>"skip to content" instead of "skip navigation" - the latter doesn't say
>you are skipping to.
>Tom Gilder
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Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
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Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
College of Applied Life Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
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