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Re: Visible skip navigation links, was: good example


From: Stephanie Sullivan
Date: Nov 12, 2003 10:09PM

on 11/12/03 11:26 PM, <EMAIL REMOVED> at
<EMAIL REMOVED> profoundly spewed forth their very
articulate thoughts:

> tabbing - yes they would still hit an invisible "skip", but how do they
> know they have landed on it, except by watching the address bar (in IE) at
> the bottom of the page? Most web users are not this educated (e.g. see
> Sarah Horton's email [RE: opening new browser windows?] of Nov 13).

Well, I've either used visual ones (I'm only arguing theory here) or, in an
upcoming book project on DW, I show how to create a skiplink that is hidden
when you use a mouse but is visual when tabbing and read by screenreaders as

It's based on Philippe Whittenberg and Tom Gilder's methods... It's my new
favorite way to do it because it seems to work for anyone that needs it but
is unobtrusive as well...

Stephanie Sullivan

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