Re: Skipping Lists


A block of links is a number, it may be a small or a large number, of links one following the other.  It doesn't matter if they are on the same line or not.  And I don't use use screen layout if supported, so links all appear on separate lines.  That doesn't matter for what we are discussing but have you tried it and compared it with the default, which is to use it? 
I oversimplified my first statement for ease of writing and organizing what I said.  Screen-readers, if there is a small amount of text interrupting a block of links skips that small amount of text and then the other links in the block.  If It doesn't matter how many short text passages there are interrupting blocks of links, they will be skipped. 
For example, if there are blocks of links and then the word "news" on a web site to denote the start of news rather than navigation links, in other words links to stories, the word news is skipped.  the point is to get you to substantial amounts of text or text that is more than a few words, which often isn't important.
Try using skip blocks of links on a page, then compare it with using move by heading.  You will find pages where one method works better and other pages where the other does.  You can decide by experimenting and comparing which you want to use as the first choice on pages in general and which as the second choice unless you have something else you would rather use in a general order.  But I find that using one is more often the best way to proceed on a page where I want to skip to text such as an article.  There are pages I am familiar with where something else may be best such as using move by heading and then b to move to a button where articles on that particular web site begin.  I'm talking about how to proceed on unfamiliar sites in terms of what is most likely to produce the most efficient results.  And at times, using move by heading once and then skip blocks of links or visa versa may work best on this or that site.  You can experiment with different mixtures and methods on the same and different sites.
An example, aside from skipping navigation links at the top of a page where the skip blocs of text command is useful is where you see the title of an article and below that link after link such as share with Facebook, Share with Twitter, etc.

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Sent: Friday, June 21, 2019 3:33 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Skipping Lists

Gene and Felix,

Felix wrote:
If the thing you'd like to skip is a block of links then n is the correct command, and if it's a container object such as a list or table you'd like to skip out of then the comma is the right way.
Actually I never know which command I should use because I don't quite understand what would be considered a block of links.
Is this somethhing like several links in the same line?

I find it's often a good idea to contact a website owner if their markup is wrong, and they are mostly willing to correct it as it tends to solve subtle problems not even connected to accessibility.
Hmmm, something to consider. I'll try it next time something like that happens.

Gene wrote:
is there something usually at the end of lists that you can search for?
Probably there is, but I've never tried it yet. Sounds like a nice workaround :)

Marcio AKA Starboy

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