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Re: Using Heading to Replace Skip Links

From: Kazuhito Kidachi <kazuhito@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 9 May 2012 10:08:45 +0900
Message-ID: <CAHRFFij4tJFsnxScT7pwME=e2omtaTGDmhv0RyQujYtBHr6_Dg@mail.gmail.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 9:34 AM, Vivienne CONWAY <v.conway@ecu.edu.au> wrote:
> Taken together, my interpretation is you canít use headings alone to claim conformance with 2.4.1 since they bypass blocks in screen readers but not other assistive technology (e.g. screen magnifiers, switches, voice recognition etc.). It looks the conformance requirements are designed to provide a safety net for cases like this."

I have similar understanding, and I feel that it's not reasonable if
all of the web pages which do not provide skip links can't comply with
WCAG2 A, even if the pages do have proper document structure with
proper headings (and proper landmarks of WAI-ARIA). Due to the
situation, SC 2.4.1 is valid for level AA, rather than level A, IMHO.


Kazuhito Kidachi
Received on Wednesday, 9 May 2012 01:09:14 UTC

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