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Re: Fw: FW: Skip navigation in WCAG-2

From: TANAKA Satoko <sako-t@aprico.fujitsu.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2004 21:22:22 +0900
Message-Id: <200409261222.i8QCMQog007437@aprico.aprico.fujitsu.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Thank you for the suggestion.
I'll put the short cuts on the wab site I'm building.

I have another question.
I would like to ask you what is the best way to implement the short 
This is the same issue with the case of skip navigation. (I'm sorry, 
but I don't know another suitable name, so I use "skip NAV" 

I will apologize if this issue has already been solved.

WAI page is using a GIF file for a skip NAV. Does it mean that you 
think that using a GIF file for a skip navigation is the most 
suitable way to the actual state?

According to the log of the topic, it seems that you have not yet 
reached agreement about the way of implementation.

Using CSS, "display: none", is the most proper way, if you want to 
hide a link from visual browsers. However, as you know, this CSS 
does not work on some screen readers and audio browsers. Therefore I 
think that we do not have any ways except the use of a GIF file in 
order to provide a solution for current technology users, even if 
the way is not structural and not logical.

I would be very pleased if you would tell me how you think about the 


Satoko Tanaka
Fujitsu Aprico Ltd.

"david poehlman" <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com> wrote:

> I would suggest that since there are many people who are not using world
> class technology that any help you can provide for navigation would be of
> great value.  I would also suggest that in providing this help that you use
> words that tell me where I am going to go, not what I am going to skip.
> Thanks!
> Johnnie Apple Seed
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "TANAKA Satoko" <sako-t@aprico.fujitsu.com>
> To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> Sent: Saturday, September 25, 2004 4:43 AM
> Subject: Re: Fw: FW: Skip navigation in WCAG-2
> Hello.
> I'm new to this ML.
> I read the log of this topic.
> Can I understand that screen reader users can easily move to a point
> which they want with user agent's functions?
> I'm constructing a website, and planning to provide short cuts to
> go back to the content and the search box. The short cuts appear at
> the end of the page.
> According to the log, however, it seems not to be necessary, if
> users can move easily with UA's functions.
> How do you think about providing these short cuts for the screen
> reader users?
> I would appreciate it if you would tell me your opinions.
> Sincerely,
> --
> Satoko Tanaka
> Fujitsu Aprico Ltd.
Received on Sunday, 26 September 2004 12:23:03 UTC

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