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Re: visibility of 'skip links'

From: Rebecca Cox <rebecca@cwa.co.nz>
Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 09:02:17 +1200
Message-Id: <a05100300b90f13a32260@[10.10.10.109]>
To: "Scarlett Julian (ED)" <Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk>, "'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hi Julian,

There was a thread on this list last year about this - see 
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/2001OctDec/0594.html

I usually use a "linked spacer gif" with alt text of "skip to page 
content" or whatever rather than the CSS display:none because the CSS 
method does not work on at least one screen reader (HPR 3.02).

Cheers
Rebecca Cox



At 8:26 AM +0100 20/5/02, Scarlett Julian (ED) wrote:
>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
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