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From: Glenda Watson Hyatt
Date: Oct 23, 2001 12:10AM


However, if I understand it correctly, you can't link to a particular page on a site that has frames. Please correct me if I'm mistaken.
Cheers,
Glenda

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From: WebAIM forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]On Behalf Of Joel Sanda
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2001 7:39 AM
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Subject: RE: skip navigation

Leo -

That's great information, thanks for sharing it! We share his view that a single frame with navigation can provide a means of skipping links.

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From: Leo Smith [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2001 8:11 AM
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Subject: skip navigation

This is in response to some discussion a little while back regarding the skip links 508 requirement and using frames to satisfy that requirement.

I have found that Jim Thatcher's online 508 tutorials to be some of the most comprehensive that I have come across.

http://www.jimthatcher.com/webcourse1.htm

He says the following:
Adding skip navigation links is not the only way to satisfy the Access Board Navigation standard. Frames, if correctly implemented, can also provide navigation that is accessible and pleasant for a user who is blind. To create frames that are useful, you must use titles that convey meaning.
If a user knows there are three frames, a banner frame, a navigation frame, and a main content frame, for example, then on entering the site he can go directly to the content frame assuming it is well identified. This is very much like a skip navigation link.
Similarly, if the user prefers to check out some of the navigation links first, that is easy too.


Leo Smith
Web Designer/Developer
USM Office of Publications and Marketing
University of Southern Maine
207-780-4774


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