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Re: Skip Navigation was RE: Access key questions

From: Steven Dale <sdale@stevendale.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 00:04:49 -0500 (EST)
Message-ID: <3506.68.232.129.117.1080536689.squirrel@www.stevendale.com>
To: <andrew_kirkpatrick@wgbh.org>
Cc: <sdale@stevendale.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Andrew Kirkpatrick said:
> Ideally, users or people who are in a position to help should try
> different solutions.
VERY TRUE!

Hopefully they will work -- a good user agent
> would be a lot easier than dealing with sites with no skip links. If you
>  consider the number of designers that are not willing to put in a
> single  visible skip link, let alone several, I have a difficult time
> believing  that skip links are the solution you hope they are.
>
> AWK

Possibly... But designers dont use Headings and continue to use styles to
change the heading text which makes user agents unable know what is
symantically a heading and what is just styled text.

I would hope that, through effective website designing (including skipping
of and to certain areas of content) AND user agents that can truly handle
multiple modes of input/output, web accessiblity would be taken for
granted.  I am not arguing against better UAs,  I am arguing for better
website design to complement better UAs.

-Steve
Received on Monday, 29 March 2004 00:05:21 UTC

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