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Introduction to Web Accessibility

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Unique text in links

Checking links with Fangs, an add-on for Mozilla Firefox that creates a textual representation of a web page similar to how the page would be read by a modern screen reader.

Links list in Fangs

Hide some text or some options from visual users:

  • display: none
  • visibility: hidden

However, neither display nor visibility are a good solution. What is the right solution?

Skip links

"Skip to menu" or "Skip to main content" at the beginning of a web page.

Example from Fotoklik:

Screenshot of Fotoklik web page

<body class=" cms-index-index cms-home">
<div class="wrapper">
<!-- start header -->
<div class="header">
<div class="header-nav-container">

<div class="header-nav">
<h4><ul id="nav">
<li><a href="/o_nas"><span>O firmie</span></a></li>
<li><a href="/regulamin"><span>Regulamin sklepu</span></a></li>
<li><a href="/raty"><span>Raty</span></a></li>
<li><a href="/leasing"><span>Leasing</span></a></li>
<li><a href="/contacts"><span>Kontakt z nami</span></a></li>

<div class="header-top-container">
<div class="header-top">
        <h1 id="logo"><a href=""><img src="" alt="" /></a></h1>
        <p class="no-display"><a href="#main"><strong>Przejdź do głównej treści &raquo;</strong></a></p>
.no-display { display:none; }

Is this the correct solution? Does it work well?

Another example from Российская Государственная Библиотека для слепых:

Screenshot of RGBS web page

<body topmargin="0" leftmargin="0" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" text="black" link="black" bgcolor="#FFFFFF">
<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0">
	<td background="" width="170" height="176" style="position: static"><br></td>
	<td width="74" style="position:static"><br></td>
	<td width="333" height="176" style="position:absolute; padding: 0px 0px 0px 245px"><img src="" style="border-style:none " width="333" height="176" Alt="Российская Государственная Библиотека для слепых"></td>
	<td style="position:absolute; padding : 25px 0px 0px 610px;" valign="top">
		<a class="tophref" href="#totext">Пропустить меню</a><br>
		<a class="tophref" href="">English version</a><br>
		<a class="tophref" href="">Карта сайта</a><br>
		<a class="tophref" href="">Светлый по-темному</a><br><br>	

Is this the correct solution? Is the "skip link" at the beginning of the web page?

Too Many Links

Too many links in a web page make it quite difficult to understand.