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Skipping Navigation

A skip to content link is embedded on our main pages and will be picked up by appropriate screen reader software. Skipping Navigation is an important aspect of Web Accessibility.  Examples of this are shown below:

  • It allows blind users who use a screen reader to skip the navigation elements and move directly to the main content. This grants them access to the information that they want to hear, without having to wait while the screen reader goes through the navigation of the website. This also helps as the reader would normaly have to read through the navigation content when each new page is opened.
  • It allows users with physical disabilites, who are not able to use a mouse/pointing device to skip to links within the content without having to tab through all of the links in the navigation.

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