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.
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.