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2.4.1 Bypass Blocks - is it only required to meet one of the sufficient techniques?

From: Glenda Sims <glenda.sims@deque.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 20:20:43 -0500
Message-ID: <CAH2ngER33vp5Z4sw-4JQbQBors3yus47CrhgX6gqsgCK-70F2g@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org, wai@w3.org
Dear WAI,

I need clarification on 2.4.1 Bypass Blocks.  Can you tell me if my
interpretation is correct:

I think it is possible to pass WCAG 2.0 SC 2.4.1 by doing ONE of the
following:


   1. Creating links to skip blocks of repeated materials.
   OR
   2. Grouping blocks of repeated material in a way that can be skipped.


In other words, I think you can pick a single technique from either of
these options and pass 2.4.1.

For example:

*If Site "A" met "G1*:  Adding a link at the top of each page that goes
directly to the main content area"  , *it would pass 2.4.1 *(even if Site A
did not employ anything that address "grouping blocks of repeated material
in a way that can be skipped".


*OR*

*If Site "B" met "H69: * Providing heading elements at the beginning of
each section of content", *it would pass 2.4.1* (even if Site B did not
employe anything that addresses "creating links to skip blocks of repeated
materials".


I know this is a very narrow interpretation of WCAG 2.0 SC 2.4.1, and with
all my heart I recommend it is a best practice to employ both headings and
skip links, but the question at hand is...do I "fail" a site on WCAG 2.0 SC
2.4.1 if it doesn't have sufficient techniques for both "creating links to
skip blocks of repeated materials" and "grouping blocks of repeated
material in a way that can be skipped"?

Thanks in advance for your insight (as you might guess, the Deque
Accessibility Experts are not in agreement in how to interpret this).

Best,
Glenda



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