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Re: [External Sender] multiple navigation landmarks


From: Graham Armfield
Date: Jan 23, 2020 2:21AM

On Glen's point about keyboard users and landmarks, there are a couple of
browser extensions that can help sighted keyboard users take advantage of
the landmarks in a similar way to screen reader users can.

The first one is called Landmarks and is available for Chrome and Firefox.
The second one is called A11y Outline which I think is only available in

I wrote a blog post about this a while ago with full instructions for using
them with keyboards. See

They're also useful during accessibility reviews to quickly see what
landmarks are present on a page.

Graham Armfield

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On Wed, 22 Jan 2020 at 18:12, glen walker < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Even though landmarks become less useful as the number increases, I would
> mark any navigational area a <nav aria-label="...">. I consider (personal
> opinion) a breadcrumb trail a navigational element. The authoring practice
> defines a breadcrumb trail as "a list of links" and a "breadcrumb trail is
> contained within a navigation landmark region" (
> https://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-practices/#breadcrumb).
> Landmarks can be used to bypass blocks of elements on the page (at least
> for screen reader users - would be nice if user agents allowed keyboard
> users to take advantage of them) but the more landmarks you have, the more
> they'll have to be navigated through to get to your destination, but I
> suppose that's only true if you are navigating sequentially through them
> (NVDA+D or JAWS+R). If you use the landmark/region list in NVDA/JAWS, then
> you can jump quickly to a specific landmark.
> > > > >