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Re: Speaking of "Skip to" links


From: Jim Thatcher
Date: Dec 13, 2004 12:51PM

Visual focus is working but "input focus" is not. Check out
http://jimthatcher.com/skipnav.htm for a discussion of problems with input
focus and skip links.


Accessibility Consulting: http://jimthatcher.com/

-----Original Message-----
From: sethmr [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2004 12:28 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: [WebAIM] Speaking of "Skip to" links

I'm working on a site template that has a "skip to" link that's acting
funny when my friend tests it in JAWS 4.5. The problem is that when she
chooses the "Skip Menu" link it takes here to the area right around the
target, not the target itself. I'd appreciate it if some folks would
take a look at my code and/or report their experience with the page in

The link comes up early on page and is called "Skip Menu." It's
supposed to take you to an header which contains the text "What's
New". Is there something I've done wrong in the code (I hope so) or is
this something that JAWS is doing on its own?

The page is: http://www.joneslibrary.org/newbanner13.html

Many thanks,


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