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    Question skip links

    hi,

    I am pretty new to this acces/usability stuff and i was reading a post reply by webnaughts and followed a link - http://infocentre.frontend.com/serv...=article&id=150 - i was wondering if could point me to any urls which utilise skip links, either visible or invisible.

    Also which is the bset way to check site for accessibility and /or usability?

    thanks

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    http://www.xhtmlcoder.com/worthvalley/ (long term beta site) uses invisible skip links.

    The latter is a complex question, but you should use various browsers with JavaScript/Images/CSS disabled, etc.

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    I generally validate my HTML first using the W3C validation service at http://validator.w3.org/ .
    Then for accessibilty and usability, Watchfire's Bobby program is a good place to start at http://bobby.watchfire.com/bobby/html/en/index.jsp .

    To see your page represented as it would be by the txt-only browser Lynx you can test at http://www.delorie.com/web/lynxview.html .

    Then to check that your web colours contract sufficiently you can test at http://www.vischeck.com/vischeck/ .

    Hope these help

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    thanks a lot guys
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    Here are some links to this topic:

    Skipping over navigation links: http://diveintoaccessibility.org/day_11_skipping_over_navigation_links.html
    Skip to Main Content Link: http://www.washington.edu/accessit/AU/tutorial/ins.html


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