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Re: visibility of 'skip links'

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 20 May 2002 07:40:48 -0400
To: "Scarlett Julian (ED)" <Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-id: <004f01c1fff3$2fe1fd80$91e03244@DAVIDPOEHLMAN>
perhaps rewording the link will help.  Say something like "move to main
content" and they get the idea?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Scarlett Julian (ED)" <Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, May 20, 2002 3:26 AM
Subject: visibility of 'skip links'


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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