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Re: Skip Navigation was RE: Access key questions

From: Andrew Kirkpatrick <andrew_kirkpatrick@wgbh.org>
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2004 09:51:20 -0500
To: David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>, Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-id: <BC8EF398.27E7A%andrew_kirkpatrick@wgbh.org>

> To alleviate the multiple pairs approach and still provide structure,
> perhaps there could be a navigation page, a main page etc.  Then, on the
> navigation page, one could go directly to the page they want and then link
> back to the main or table of contents as desired.

I've been interested in testing this concept.  Having a site where a
keyboard shortcut (or the first link on the page) that opens a navigation
window (in pop-up or the same page, user's choice).

I'm interested in seeing how sighted, keyboard, and blind/visually impaired
users respond to it.  This could also be done as a user preference for a
site, and users could choose to have the navigation on the page or offered
separately as I just mentioned, but it would be good to get some data from
users who might want to use this feature.

I'll mock something up and post a link to the list so people can give it a
try.  I'll put in a feedback form and post the results.


Andrew Kirkpatrick
Project Manager, WGBH National Center for Accessible Media
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