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Re[2]: New Topic

From: <deminizer@mail.casi.sti.nasa.gov>
Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2001 10:52:02 -0400
To: Diana Ferraro <dlferra@yahoo.com>, ADAM.GUASCH@EEOC.GOV, marti@agassa.com, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-Id: <3345486651@mail.casi.sti.nasa.gov>
     As I said in my initial message --  A screen-reader, such as 
     "JAWS", will read every line of every page, therefore, will read 
     these repetitive text links from every page -- at the bottom, 
     before going to the next page.

>If the links are at the end of the page you don't need a "skip". Marti

>If the links are at the bottom of the page, why do you need to skip them?

>Since the user cannot see the end of the page 
.they do not know the links are at the bottom. 
.Possibly an image with an alt="Page footer 
.begins" (a stretched color square to immitate a 
>horizonal rule) and an option of a link to the 
."top" or "back".
--- deminizer@mail.casi.sti.nasa.gov wrote: 
>      I would like some opinions / ideas about 
> how to skip repetitve 
>      links -- which are server-side includes. 
>      We have a framed web site.  At the bottom 
> of every page in the 
>      "main content" frame, we are using server 
> side includes to include 
>      a file of text links for navigational 
> purposes.  We are using the 
>      server-side includes to make maintenance 
> more feasible.
>      Since the links are at the bottom, we 
> can't put a link to skip over 
>      them.  Without having to change the layout 
> of the page -- and put 
>      the links at the top, does anyone have an 
> idea of how we can make 
>      it easy for a disabled person using a 
> screen reader -- to skip 
>      these links?  
>      Regards,
>      David Eminizer
>      NASA Center for AeroSpace Information 
Received on Wednesday, 6 June 2001 10:56:28 UTC

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