W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-wai-ig@w3.org > January to March 2005

RE: Skip to links and Breadcrumbs

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 10:05:42 -0600
Message-ID: <6EED8F7006A883459D4818686BCE3B3B7ADDE8@MAIL01.austin.utexas.edu>
To: "Phill Jenkins" <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Phill Jenkins wrote:
<blockquote>
I have always consider the breadcrumb as part of the navigation, not the
main content, so I place the anchor after the breadcrumb and before the
heading.
 
 
</blockquote>
 
I agree with Phill. I am often confused when the first thing I hear
after following a skip to main content link is JAWS saying "Link [some
link text]." It makes me do a double-take trying to figure out whether I
really have jummped over the navigation.
 
John
 
 

"Good design is accessible design." 
John Slatin, Ph.D.
Director, Accessibility Institute
University of Texas at Austin
FAC 248C
1 University Station G9600
Austin, TX 78712
ph 512-495-4288, f 512-495-4524
email jslatin@mail.utexas.edu
web http://www.utexas.edu/research/accessibility/
<http://www.utexas.edu/research/accessibility/> 


 

	-----Original Message-----
	From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org
[mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Phill Jenkins
	Sent: Monday, February 14, 2005 9:59 am
	To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
	Subject: Re: Skip to links and Breadcrumbs
	
	

	I have always consider the breadcrumb as part of the navigation,
not the main content, so I place the anchor after the breadcrumb and
before the heading. 
	
	Regards,
	Phill 
	
	
	
	
Janet Russeau <russeau@misd.k12.mi.us> 
Sent by: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org 

02/14/2005 09:44 AM 

To
w3c-wai-ig@w3.org 
cc
Subject
Skip to links and Breadcrumbs

	




	
	I have a "skip to main content" link as the first link in my
"tabbed" 
	navigation across the top of every page. As part of a site
redesign, I have 
	been adding a list of "breadcrumb" links below the "tabbed"
navigation and 
	above the heading in the main content section.
	
	The question is...where should I put the named anchor tag for
the "skip 
	to..." link? Do I put it before my breadcrumb list or before my
heading 
	tag? If I put it in my breadcrumb list, do I need to add another
"skip 
	to..." link that bypasses the breadcrumb and do I need to change
my "skip 
	to..." link that I placed in my "tabbed" navigation?
	
	I want the design of my pages to include mechanisms to aid
accessibility 
	without being unnecessarily redundant.
	
	The following is a link to a test page of my redesign. Please
note that 
	most of the links are to actual pages that I'm in the process of
redesigning.
	
	http://misd.k12.mi.us/portals/sw/bips-fbas.html
	
	Any input would be greatly appreciated, and please feel free to
email me 
	directly and I will summarize for the list if desired.
	
	Thanks,
	Janet Russeau
	
	
	
	
Received on Monday, 14 February 2005 16:05:43 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Tuesday, 19 July 2011 18:14:19 GMT