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Re: Using Heading to Replace Skip Links

From: Kazuhito Kidachi <kazuhito@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 9 May 2012 10:57:24 +0900
Message-ID: <CAHRFFihKBYvkVVzc8yqBOdbFYzTF3QHsE=B352b+zdxVS9WC+Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 10:29 AM, Patrick H. Lauke
<redux@splintered.co.uk> wrote:
> On 09/05/2012 02:08, Kazuhito Kidachi wrote:
> On the other hand, users that DO rely on keyboard-only navigation should
> also be using tools that make it easier for them to do so.

This sounds like usability issue, rather than accessibility issue. I
know that there's overlap between accessibility and usability, and SC
2.4.1 seems close to usability to me. That's another reason why I feel
level AA is more suitable for the SC.

> I believe the important part is that it's technically/programmatically
> possible for users to navigate the structure of a page in a sensible and
> easy manner. Not all browsers/tools/AT will be able to, but as long as
> there's at least one tool that does support sensible navigation in this
> fashion, I'd argue that the SC is satisfied. IMHO of course.

Well, do you think web pages with proper headings/landmarks can comply
with 2.4.1, without providing skip links, because keyboard-only users
can choose Opera browser (or, Firefox with Heading Navigation
Greasemonkey User Script)?


Kazuhito Kidachi
Received on Wednesday, 9 May 2012 01:57:53 UTC

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