Accessibility Checkpoint Section 508 1194.22 (o)


Provide a way to skip repetitive navigation links.


Without a skip link, screen readers read out the navigation links on every page before reading the page content. Headings can be a substitute in limited circumstances, but they’re not used by all screen reader users, and many other assistive technology users have no way to navigate via headings. Add a «Skip to Content» link at the start of the document hidden offscreen by CSS, and made visible on focus, so it’s available to keyboard and screen reader users: <a class=«accessible» href=«#main»>[Skip to Content]</a>

Applicable Standards

Note: Section 508 checkpoints (a) through (k) are equivalent to WCAG 1 level A checkpoints.

Change history

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Rule ID: Section508-o-1