[Skip navigation links]

Accessibility Checkpoint Missing skip link


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>

Applicable standards

Note: Section 508 (2000) checkpoints (a) through (k) are equivalent to WCAG 1.0 level A checkpoints.

Change history

This page describes a web site issue detected by SortSite Desktop and OnDemand Suite.

Rule ID: Section508-o-1