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Re: Using Heading to Replace Skip Links

From: <deborah.kaplan@suberic.net>
Date: Tue, 8 May 2012 20:46:33 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
To: Vivienne CONWAY <v.conway@ecu.edu.au>
cc: W3C WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <alpine.WNT.2.00.1205082045060.1756@penitence>
On Wed, 9 May 2012, Vivienne CONWAY wrote:

> "Headings can only replace skip links for screen reader users - they don't benefit sighted keyboard-only users (e.g. Prof Hawking) and low vision users using screen magnifiers, for whom skip links work much better (because they don't have shortcut keys to navigate headings).

Skip links effectively don't benefit keyboard only users, because they are almost always hidden from sighted users and only made available to screenreaders.

-Deborah
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Accessibility Team Co-lead
Dreamwidth Studios LLC
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