Example for Checkpoint
13.6 - Group related links, identify the group (for user agents) and, until user agents do so, provide a way to bypass the group.

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Users who are blind often jump from link to link when skimming a page or looking for information. When they do this, the "link text" (text between the <A> and </A>) is read. A navigation bar is often the first thing encountered on a page. For speech output users, this usually means having to hear a large number of similar links read on every page before they arrive at the unique content.

However when links are grouped into logical sets, such as in a navigation bar, they may be dealt with as a unit rather than as several pieces. Thus, you can precede the grouped items with a link that will skip over the set and allow the user to start reading at the beginning of the main body of the page. This is similar to how people with vision skip reading the links when they see the same set on each page.

Example 1: a text link appearing before the navigation bar:

Skip over these navigation links.

Note: these links don't go anywhere.
Contact Us Help Home Search
What's New Directory Programs and Services Publications and Forms

This line is the target of the link and would mark the start of the text following the navigation bar.

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Chuck Letourneau & Geoff Freed

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