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Re: Page length and number of links

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 11:31:29 +0100
Message-ID: <51C42B81.2060008@splintered.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
On 21/06/2013 10:57, Vivienne CONWAY wrote:
> I pity anyone using a screen reader or keyboard navigation
> having to wade through miles of links or text to get to the
> information they need.

It's possibly the same for mouse users, though...wearing out my mouse's 
scroll wheel or endlessly dragging on the scrollbar. In fact, once 
proper headings/structure are added, AT users may well be at an 
advantage here with the ability to jump to headings etc directly.

For what it's worth, when faced with a long document, I start to usually 
do an in-page search (provided I know the wording of what I'm looking 
for, e.g. a technical term inside a long W3C spec document). Of course, 
that doesn't help in situations when I'm after a broader/fuzzier set of 
information or advice.

Patrick H. Lauke
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