"Most disabled users, particularly sight impaired, will use your header
markup to navigate the page rather than skip links"

Really? How will they do that? And what makes you believe that this is the
case?

"...an accessible browser like Firefox which allows them to display a header
list..."

No it doesn't. There is probably an extension that does this, but in my
experience Firefox is used even less commonly by people with disabilities
than it is by fully able users.

I suspect that more people use keyboard navigation or keyboard equivalents
than use screen readers, and a 'skip to contents' link is helpful for them.
Even if they are using a user agent that uses headers for navigation, a
'skip to content' link saves several clicks, which is important for people
with limited mobility.

Steve



Hi Tee,

I appreciate your desire to provide navigational accessibility for disabled
users however "Skip to content" is not the best way to do it. Most disabled
users, particularly sight impaired, will use your header markup to navigate
the page rather than skip links. Most often the audience who need the skip
nav functionality will be using an accessible browser like Firefox which
allows them to display a header list whereby they can easily surf through a
properly structured page which makes use of header tags.

You've done a fairly good job on the teesworks page using header tags so the
skip to content link is not going to serve much purpose. Also keep in mind
that display:none and visibility:hidden remove content from screen readers.
A screen reader will not pick up elements styled like that so unless that's
your purpose, don't use those kinds of rules in your CSS for markup you
intend for a screen reader.

Nice page btw.

-Tim
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