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Re: Copywriting for Screenreaders (was Alt text for URL's)

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 15:26:03 +0000
Message-ID: <4210C30B.2030302@splintered.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

david poehlman wrote:
> If I have lynx set up to have links and formfields numbered, every link is 
> easily accessible by typing its number and pressing enter.  Skip to is 
> useless to lynx.

not to sound flippant, but: just because *you* use the numbered links 
and formfields, it doesn't mean that it's useless for *all* lynx users.

> Skip to begs the question over all because it sets asside 
> good page structure.

ok, so...good page structure:

main navigation / page-specific sub navigation (e.g. related pages) / 
main content / footer

imagine now that the main navigation has, say, 10 links, and the sub 
navigation another 5 or so. to get to the content, users have to tab 
through the 15 links first. or are we talking about keeping the 
navigation in a discrete element (e.g. an unordered list) that the user 
can skip using the browser's / AT's functions?

Patrick H. Lauke
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