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3:4 Enable Users to Skip Repetitive Navigation Links

Relative Importance:

Relative Importance rating of 4 out of 5

Strength of Evidence:

Strength of Evidence rating of 2 out of 5

Document Type: Guideline


Topic:

Accessibility


Guideline:

To aid those using assistive technologies, provide a means for users to skip repetitive navigation links.


Comments:

Developers frequently place a series of routine navigational links at a standard location - usually across the top, bottom, or side of a page. For people using assistive devices, it can be a tedious and time-consuming task to wait for all of the repeated links to be read. Users should be able to avoid these links when they desire to do so.


Sources:

  • United States Government, Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (amended in 1998), Section 508. Retrieved November 2005, from http://www.section508.gov/.


Related Resources:

  • Title: Section 508
    Description: Section 508 requires that Federal agencies' electronic and information technology is accessible to people with disabilities. IT Accessibility & Workforce Division, in the U.S. General Services Administration's Office of Governmentwide Policy, has been charged with the task of educating Federal employees and building the infrastructure necessary to support Section 508 implementation. Using this web site, Federal employees and the public can access resources for understanding and implementing the requirements of Section 508.
    URL: http://www.section508.gov
  • Title: Web Accessibility Initiative
    Description: Guidelines widely regarded as the international standard for Web accessibility
    URL: http://www.w3.org/WAI/
  • Title: WebAIM Section 508 Checklist
    Description: Provides a checklist of 508 items for HTML.
    URL: http://www.webaim.org/standards/508/checklist

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