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Re: Please assist a web developer...


From: Nusbaum, Christopher
Date: Jul 23, 2014 4:39PM

I don't see much of a problem with it, as long as a "skip to main content" link is added or a heading place to get to the primary content on a page. I can then use a shortcut key to skip to heading under which I can find the content I'm looking for. Hope this helps.

Christopher A. (Chris) Nusbaum, Intern
Technology Services Department
Assistive Technology Program
Carroll County Public Schools

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> On Jul 23, 2014, at 6:24 PM, "G Hickling" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> I would like some comments, please, from blind and low-sighted users of
> screen readers on a point of usability. Lots of websites these days put
> the navigation menu on the top line of the browser window, before the
> site logo and the rest of the header. Other sites start off with adverts
> from third parties in the same position.
> It seems to me this sort of thing must be a nuisance to screen reader
> users, by leaving a lot of stuff to wade through or skip over before the
> user even knows what the site is about (I know the initial title and
> description, which are announced first by the screen reader, are
> supposed to say what site it is, but we don't always get that right
> either!.
> As a web developer I would like to know if practice of ours this causes
> problems for blind and low sighted screen reader users, or are you ok
> with it?
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