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Re: Using Heading to Replace Skip Links

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 12 May 2012 10:15:54 +0100
Message-ID: <4FAE2A4A.70305@splintered.co.uk>
To: W3C WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
On 12/05/2012 10:08, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis wrote:
> On Sat, May 12, 2012 at 4:15 AM, Adam Cooper<cooperad@bigpond.com>  wrote:
>> 2.      Skip links must be always visible
> Why?

I'll hazard a guess and say: so that sighted users / users with partial 
vision that rely on keyboard navigation know that the links are actually 
there (rather than assuming AT will announce their presence even if 
they're not visible on the page).

In that respect, there is a possible halfway solution of having these 
links hidden to start with, but making them visible on :focus (and 
possible :hover).

Patrick H. Lauke
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