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Re: Skip nav links on mobile


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Oct 31, 2019 10:55AM

On 31/10/2019 15:44, Mallory wrote:
> Do we still need the caveat of "the skip link must be visible on mobile" as well?

Sighted mobile+keyboard users (they do exist) will still need to be able
to see the link (at least when it receives focus) ... it's not just
about non-sighted AT users, even on mobile.

> I'm thinking about this https://axesslab.com/skip-links/ where the issue basically seems to only be caused by the usual technique we use of hiding skip links until someone Tabs to them-- however there's no rule that skip links have to be hidden.

The main problem on some mobile platforms are the "clever" heuristics
that browsers+AT still use there...

Of course, if you CAN get away with having an always-visible skip link,
more power to you. Additionally, some browser/AT combos on mobile are
working towards fixing their heuristics/bugs, so there's hope even there
that at some not to distant point, the skip links will work there just
as they do on desktop...

> ancient blinks

Thought you were talking about older blind users there for a second ;)

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