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From: Alastair Campbell
Date: Dec 17, 2002 6:47AM


Hi,

I've just joined this forum, hoping someone here would have an answer to
this question:

What type of technology do people use when they can see the screen, but
would still find skip links useful?

A thread came up on CHI-web (a web usability list) about the use of skip
links:
http://www.acm.org/archives/wa.cgi?A2=ind0212B&;L=chi-web&P=R1509
(The 4th icon is for the next in thread, but there are about 26 posts!)

Some people voiced concerns that there are groups of people that would
find skip past navigation links useful, but would need to see them.

Some sites use hidden skip links, so my questions are:
- who would this affect,
- what type of technology do they use to access the internet,
- How would a CSS positioned site be affected? (I.e. when navigation is
located at the bottom in the code, but visually on the left or top.)

Sorry to be so demanding in my first post, I'd appreciate any pointers
or places I can read further. (I couldn't find this specific issue in
the archives.)

Regards,

-Alastair Campbell

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