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

From: david poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 10:53:01 -0500
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To: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Indeed they do not but they also cannot use skip nav or do not need to.  One 
part of good page structure is that if you have  good methods to get to each 
section of the page.  Tis is were internal anchors come in but calling them 
something and using skip nav as a hack for bad structure is not good 

Johnnie Apple Seed
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2005 10:26 AM
Subject: Re: Copywriting for Screenreaders (was Alt text for URL's)

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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