1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 18, 2009 5:52 AM by GlennPopson

    Skip navigation links in 508 compliant webhelp?

    GlennPopson Level 1

      I'm using Robohelp 8 HTML to create Section 508-compliant webhelp.

       

      My project testers tell me that there is no way for screen-reader users to skip the navigation-panel (TOC) links--something that is required for 508 compliance (and which is "supported" according to the Robohelp documentation on accessibility issues).

       

      Has anyone faced and solved this issue?  Do I need to add a "skip navigation" link manually to the project output?

       

      Any help is appreciated.

       

      Glenn

        • 1. Re: Skip navigation links in 508 compliant webhelp?
          GlennPopson Level 1

          I emailed the Robohelp support team, and received an answer to my question:

           

          Screen reader users can skip from frame to frame easily – JAWS users hit Ins+f9  and locate the right frame, and Window-Eyes user hit ins+tab and then locate the  right frame, just to name two screen readers.

           

          I guess this means that no additional (navigation-skipping) links are needed for 508 compliance.

           

          Now I just need to convince my testers.

           

          Glenn