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RE: Skip navigation in WCAG-2

From: Cheryl D Wise <cdwise@wiserways.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2004 13:43:02 -0500
To: "'Juan Ulloa'" <julloa@bcc.ctc.edu>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <E1C5Tsu-0007mI-Gt@frink.w3.org>

Another place a "skip to" link is helpful is for people using PDAs. 

Cheryl D. Wise
Certified Professional Web Developer
mailto: cdwise@wiserways.com
713.353.0139 Office

-----Original Message-----
From: Juan Ulloa

I guess it is more of a usability issue rather than accessibility.  So in
that regard I agree with you.

In practice though, I think skip-to-content, as I prefer to call it, is a
good practice for any website not just for text readers but also for
folks who still like to use text only browsers.    I don't necessarily
see user agents being able to figure that out for users unless there is some
type of markup in the code telling them apart. Because of this, I think the
responsibility of adding skip-to-content links will continue to be up to the
person who creates the site.  

Whether this is accessibility or a usability thing is what I have
concerns with.   But I'd prefer not to start another 'usability vs.
accessibility' thread.   :) [smiley face]
Received on Thursday, 9 September 2004 18:43:04 UTC

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