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Re: Text navigation at bottom of pages

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 11:21:16 +0900
To: "Bianca Taulman" <bianca.taulman@laf.org>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.tg8jhqfkwxe0ny@widsith.local>

On Wed, 11 Oct 2006 04:48:01 +0900, Bianca Taulman  
<bianca.taulman@laf.org> wrote:

> Would text navigation at the bottom of each page be annoying or helpful
> to a screen reader, knowing that a user can bring up the link list? Is
> it considered assistive?

It is generally considered helpful, since people don't have to go through  
it before they get to the start of the page. The same applies to mobile  
devices. Although in that case a single link to the navigation can be  
helpful - if you have to go through a lot of links before you get to the  
main navigation that can also be a pain until you remember to skip to the  
bottom and work backwards - which is a surprisingly unintuitive thing to do

Please also consider using <link rel="... to provide navigation to the key  
points of your site in the head of the browser. For keyboard users it can  
be very helpful.

cheers

Chaals

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