Accessibility Checkpoint Section 508 1194.22 (o)
Provide a way to skip repetitive navigation links.
Without skip links, keyboard users must tab through the navigation links to get to page content. Headings and landmarks allow screen reader users to skip navigation, but don’t work for other keyboard users. 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>
Note: Section 508 (2000) checkpoints (a) through (k) are equivalent to WCAG 1.0 level A checkpoints.
- 5.20 Jan 2016 Improved skip link detection.
- 5.7 Dec 2014 No longer triggers on mailto links.
- 5.1 Jan 2013 No longer triggers WCAG2 2.4.1 if headings present.
- 4.0 Jun 2010 Look for skip links in more places.
- 3.5 Dec 2009 Corrected priority.
- 3.5 Dec 2009 Improved skip link detection.
- 3.1 Feb 2009 Now triggers WCAG2 2.4.1.
- 3.0 Dec 2008 Don’t detect a link like ‘Clean Out Your Home’ as part of navigation.
- 2.0 Dec 2007 Added.
This page describes a web site issue detected by SortSite Desktop and OnDemand Suite.
Rule ID: Section508-o-1