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Web Accessibility: Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance by Andrew Kirkpatrick, Patrick H. Lauke, Jim Thatcher, Shawn Lawton Henry, Cynthia D. Waddell, Bruce Lawson, Michael R. Burks, Christian Heilmann, Mark Urban, Richard Rutter, Bob Regan

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7 ACCESSIBLE NAVIGATION

by Jim Thatcher

The previous chapter focused on creating accessible content—content that is compatible with assistive technologies and that provides alternatives to nontext elements such as images and audio. We discussed how web pages can be constructed more effectively and designed to be easily accessible by people with disabilities.

In this chapter, we will discuss the accessibility issues of getting around a given page, within the website and to other websites. The distinction between navigation and content is somewhat unrealistic. Several of the issues discussed in Chapter 6 certainly influence navigation. For example, if you don't provide text equivalents for images that are links, then people using screen readers ...

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