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Re: "Bypass Blocks" Question

From: Ta, Duc <duc.ta.740@my.csun.edu>
Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2015 09:12:30 -0700
Message-ID: <CAOcfqAQcd2EUGXRoHRZmV32mmaHUjg57iRStqSP6KiuA1b5CsQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Rakesh <prakesh369@gmail.com>
Cc: Mandana Eibegger <mandana@schoener.at>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Hi Rakesh,

I agree with Madana:

> HTML 5 should always be the first go-to for accessibility supported
> technologies. WAI-ARIA is a fallback for those times when HTML 5 doesn't
> have sufficient semantics.



If you can use any HTML5 element to support accessibility, you should use
them before using WAI-ARIA. Otherwise, I think it is violating the WAI-ARIA
five rules.

For the questions regarding SC 2.4.1 "Bypass Block", in my opinion, using
native HTML element for skip link and proper heading structure, valid
website coding markup should be suffice.

On Wed, Jul 8, 2015 at 7:59 AM, Rakesh <prakesh369@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello Mandana,
>
> Though I personally recommend having Skip link, it is sufficient to
> have any one of the following.
> 1. Skip link.
> 2. Proper heading structure.
> 3. Proper ARIA landmarks.
>
> Yes, I feel HTML 5 elements such as main, aside, nav serve the same
> purpose. Just ensure that these HTML 5 elements work as expected on
> all targeted browsers.
> I think worth looking at the following article
> http://www.maxability.co.in/2013/02/bypass-blocks/
> Thanks & Regards
> Rakesh
> On 7/8/15, Mandana Eibegger <mandana@schoener.at> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > i have a question concerning the Success Criterion 2.4.1 "Bypass Blocks".
> >
> > For this SC there is the Sufficient Technique
> > "ARIA11: Using ARIA landmarks to identify regions of a page (ARIA)"
> >
> > And an Advisory Technique
> > "Using accessibility supported technologies which allow structured
> > navigation by user agents and assistive technologies (future link) "
> >
> > Does HTML5 count as an "accessibility supported technology" in the
> > meantime?
> > So, would using <main><header> etc be sufficient to support bypassing of
> > blocks?
> >
> > And what about users, not using AT (just tabbing in the browser)?
> > Wouldn't it still be necessary to implement skip-links and access-keys
> > to make a webpage accessible?
> >
> > Thank you,
> > Mandana
> >
> >
>
>
> --
> Best Regards
> Rakesh Paladugula
> www.maxability.co.in
>
>
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