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Re: Visible skip navigation links, was: good example


From: Stephanie Sullivan
Date: Nov 13, 2003 7:28AM

on 11/13/03 9:08 AM, holly marie at <EMAIL REMOVED> profoundly spewed forth
their very articulate thoughts:

> 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)
> http://blog.tom.me.uk/2003/09/13/skipadeedoodah.php

Actually, it's not the CSS that's a problem. It's the fact that Safari does
not support tabbed browsing... (Unbelievable in a new browser)

I have a friend who is blind (uses JAWS) and she holds to the fact that
people who have disabilities are still smart and know how to find technology
that works for their particular disability. Meaning, a person that must tab
through a web page doesn't use Safari. Period. Because it doesn't support
tabbing... So it doesn't matter if Tom's technique doesn't work in Safari.

It does work on IE 5.0, 5.5, and 6.0 (most commonly used) as well as any Moz
based browsers (Windows or Mac), so to me, it's a good method. Opera is such
an obscure browser with so many problems, that I'd be shocked to see that
someone with a motor disability was struggling through page after page
trying to force that browser to work. ;)

Stephanie Sullivan

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