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Re: Skip nav links on mobile


From: Carly Gerard
Date: Oct 30, 2019 11:48AM

There are also use cases of keyboards being used with mobile devices, so removing the skip to main content link could block those users from bypassing the navigation and other fluff before the main content.


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Carly Gerard | She/Her/Hers
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Western Washington University
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Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 10:45 AM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Skip nav links on mobile

I think you are referring to a 'skip to content' link ... ? I think it might be advantageous to keep the link assuming that there is a fair amount of fluff at the top of the page.

Dan Swift
Senior Web Specialist
University Communications and Marketing
West Chester University

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Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 1:41 PM
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Subject: [WebAIM] Skip nav links on mobile

Something that has recently occurred to me and I'm interested in hearing opinions;

Situation: The desktop version of a site has top navigation, but the mobile version of the site collapses the top nav into a hamburger menu.

Question: The desktop version should have a skip nav, but should the skip nav be removed (hidden) from mobile versions of the site since the top nav of the mobile version is collapsed and thus requires only one swipe to bypass? Furthermore I find skip links problematic on mobile, particularly iOS/VO.