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From Glossary of Terms for Device Independence (2005-01-18) | Glossary for this source

An activity, based on a mechanism provided by an active perceivable unit, by which a user can alter their focus of attention. If the new focus of attention is in a different perceivable unit, that unit becomes an active perceivable unit.
One common form of this kind of mechanism is the link, a region within an active perceivable unit which can be activated by a suitable user action.

From Hypertext Terms (1995-04-15) | Glossary for this source

The process of moving from one node to another through the hypertext web . This is normally done by following links . Various features of a particular browser may make this easier. These include keeping a history of where the user has been, and drawing diagrams of links between nearby nodes. (More...)
navigation bars

From Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (1999-05-05) | Glossary for this source

A navigation bar is a collection of links to the most important parts of a document or site.
navigation mechanism

From Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (1999-05-05) | Glossary for this source

A navigation mechanism is any means by which a user can navigate a page or site. Some typical mechanisms include:navigation barsA navigation bar is a collection of links to the most important parts of a document or mapsA site map provides a global view of the organization of a page or site.tables of contentsA table of contents generally lists (and links to) the most important sections of a document.
serial access, sequential navigation

From User Agent Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (2002-12-17) | Glossary for this source

In this document, the expression "serial access" refers to one-dimensional access to rendered content. Some examples of serial access include listening to an audio stream or watching a video (both of which involve one temporal dimension), or reading a series of lines of braille one line at a time (one spatial dimension). Many users with blindness have serial access to content rendered as audio, synthesized speech, or lines of braille. The expression "sequential navigation" refers to navigation through an ordered set of items (e.g., the enabled elements in a document, a sequence of lines or pages, or a sequence of menu options). Sequential navigation implies that the user cannot skip directly from one member of the set to another, in contrast to direct or structured navigation (see guideline 9 for information about these types of navigation). Users with blindness or some users with a physical disability may navigate content sequentially (e.g., by navigating through links, one by one, in a graphical viewport with or without the aid of an assistive technology). Sequential navigation is important to users who cannot scan rendered content visually for context and also benefits users unfamiliar with content. The increments of sequential navigation may be determined by a number of factors, including element type (e.g., links only), content structure (e.g., navigation from heading to heading), and the current navigation context (e.g., having navigated to a table, allow navigation among the table cells).Users with serial access to content or who navigate sequentially may require more time to access content than users who use direct or structured navigation.

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