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Re: Skip nav links on mobile


From: Jonathan Avila
Date: Oct 30, 2019 5:54PM

While headings and landmarks may be available to screen reader users -- navigation by these features is not built into most browsers and for some keyboard only users who don't use screen readers would require an extension or favlet be run unless a widget was placed on the site to jump to these areas. So either skip links built directly into the site or some sort of Skip to or Landmark based script would be needed to ensure the access to the widest group. These mechanisms need to be available for each block of repeated content -- so just a main element or h1 to skip to the main content might not be enough if you have multiple blocks of repeat content on a page that don't use another mechanism such as each block in a landmark or preceded by a heading.


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Just a minor nit on what Birkir said about "To meet this requirement you technically only have to implement one of a sip link, ARIA landmarks or a logical heading structure". I know Birkir didn't mean that those were the only options but I wanted to explicitly point that out in case some of the newer people on this list didn't realize that. 2.4.1 only says a "mechanism" must exist to bypass blocks of content. It does not say what that mechanism should be. Sailesh's comment about the menu being collapsed is a "mechanism" to handle that, although if you don't get the collapsed menu on desktop, you would need some other mechanism, which is typically one of the options Birkir mentioned.