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visibility of 'skip links'

From: Scarlett Julian (ED) <Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk>
Date: Mon, 20 May 2002 08:26:33 +0100
Message-ID: <F9BE3B1AB649D311A573009027852E4D01E349C0@EDUC_MXS>
To: "'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hi all,

just a quickie. I have a page (several actually) with a 'skip links' link at
the top of the main nav menu. On showing this to some sighted users who I
would assess as having limited experience of the internet but make up a
sizeable proportion of my target audience I became aware that this link was
confusing them. I therefore wanted to hide it and attached a css class with
visibility set to hidden. Does doing this present any problems for the
people that would benefit from a 'skip links' link. I'm pretty sure that
screen readers will pick up the hidden link but just wanted to make sure.
Any comments?

tia

Julian

Julian Scarlett
Web Design & Document Management System Officer
PPU
Education Directorate 
Sheffield City Council
0114 2735612
mob 07904914976
julian.scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk 

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