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Re: Visible skip navigation links, was: good example


From: holly marie
Date: Nov 13, 2003 7:11AM

From: "Karl Groves"

> OK, so to clarify -
> You're saying that those with motor impairments can use the skip link
as a method to more quickly get to in-context links?
> I've never thought of it that way, but it makes perfect sense.

Load a page that is full of links, and offers a skip link... try the
Gilder page... btw this does work nicely where there is css support,
and one does not wish the link to be hidden, though I do not believe
this is supported in all browsers(opera may not support this, safari for
mac users might not)

It makes even more sense if you try this.

open a browser

use a motor challenged way to access the page links.
[1] use your less dominant hand, and one finger
[2] use a straw or pencil[unsharpened and eraser towards keys] via mouth

try some websites where you know they have hidden skip links. [try them
in browsers that have no bottom status bar info changing when focus on
link changes.] Can you tell when you have a skip to content link?

load www.amazon.com
maybe I see and I want that second link in the first paragraph?
how long or how many links will it take to get there?
An invisible skip to content link may not help this person, though a
visible link would be very helpful.


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