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RE: [techs] Skip navigation techniques

From: Jim Thatcher <jim@jimthatcher.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2004 17:09:49 -0500
To: "'WAI GL (E-mail)'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <003f01c453ee$b1921800$6501a8c0@JTCOM2400>
> About using only H<n> at start of content: can non screen reader users
navigate by heading especially where start of > content is not easily
spottable or is off the viewport?

 

Right, Sailesh. It is (3) in my long document! The problem with this
technique is that no keyboard navigation is (generally) available for those
who are not using screen readers. I think headings navigation is much better
than a skip link except for the keyboard issue. It's better because it is
easier; you don't have to find the link, focus it, activate it. You just hit
"h" . and "h" again and "h" again. 

 

Jim

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-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Sailesh Panchang
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2004 4:53 PM
To: 'WAI GL (E-mail)'
Subject: Re: [techs] Skip navigation techniques

 

Jim,

This is very good. 

About using only H<n> at start of content: can non screen reader users
navigate by heading especially where start of content is not easily
spottable or is off the viewport?

Sailesh Panchang
Senior Accessibility Engineer 
Deque Systems,11180  Sunrise Valley Drive, 
4th Floor, Reston VA 20191
Tel: 703-225-0380 Extension 105 
E-mail: sailesh.panchang@deque.com
Fax: 703-225-0387
* Look up <http://www.deque.com> *

 


 
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