Adding a link at the beginning of a block of repeated content to go to the end of the block

Important Information about Techniques

See Understanding Techniques for WCAG Success Criteria for important information about the usage of these informative techniques and how they relate to the normative WCAG 2.1 success criteria. The Applicability section explains the scope of the technique, and the presence of techniques for a specific technology does not imply that the technology can be used in all situations to create content that meets WCAG 2.1.

Applicability

All technologies that contain links.

This technique relates to Success Criterion 2.4.1: Bypass Blocks (Sufficient as a way to meet an unwritten technique).

Description

The objective of this technique is to provide a mechanism to bypass a block of material by skipping to the end of the block. The first link in the block or the link directly preceding the block moves focus to the content immediately after the block. Activating the link advances the keyboard focus past the block. When there are multiple blocks to be skipped, the user skips from block to block via these links.

Examples

Example 2: A book index

A book contains an index that is divided into a set of pages. In the content at the beginning of each page of the index are links for each letter of the alphabet, linking into the index where the entries start with that letter. The first link in the set is titled "Skip Links into Index". A user activates this link to skip over the links.

Resources

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Tests

Procedure

  1. Check that a link is the last focusable control before the block of repeated content or the first link in the block.
  2. Check that the description of the link communicates that it skips the block.
  3. Check that the link is either always visible or visible when it has keyboard focus.
  4. Check that after activating the link, the keyboard focus has moved to the content immediately after the block.

Expected Results

  • All checks above are true.