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Re: Placing generic navigation links

From: Dominic Labbe <DominicL@VISUAIDE.COM>
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 16:40:04 -0500
Message-Id: <199807152038.QAA14401@www10.w3.org>
To: Paul Adelson <paul.adelson@citicorp.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

I just asked that question to a visually impair co-workers. His opinion 
is that it's better in the bottom. His reason is that if you put it on the 
top you'll have to read them on braille terminal or hear them in 
systhesis before getting to the matter of the page. Some pages may 
have 5 or 10 of that links and thus it takes some time. In bottom, you 
could browse to it if needed and not be bothered when you don't 
want to!


Dominic Labbé
Victor's team (http://www.visuaide.com/victor.en.html)

Date forwarded: 	Wed, 15 Jul 1998 16:03:49 -0400 (EDT)
Date sent:      	Wed, 15 Jul 1998 15:02:28 -0500
From:           	Paul Adelson <paul.adelson@citicorp.com>
To:             	"'Web Accessibility Initiative'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Subject:        	Placing generic navigation links
Forwarded by:   	w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> Is there any consensus on the following, or has anyone had experience or
> done usability studies to determine which is better for accessible web
> design:
> For a site that has a standard set of links on every page (e.g. Home |
> Products | Employment | Contacts), is it better for accessibility to
> have those linkes at the top of every page or at the bottom?
> Does the answer change if seeing/hearing the bottom of the page will
> occasionally require scrolling the page? In other words, the user may
> get used to browsing the site without needing to scroll and then
> unknowingly come to a page where either the standard links or the
> non-standard links are not visible/screen-readable without scrolling.
> Thanks,
>  -- Paul
Received on Wednesday, 15 July 1998 16:38:16 UTC

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