Including a skip navigation or skip to content link at the top of your web pages will improve navigation on your website for screen reader users and for those who can only use the keyboard for navigation. This kind of link will let a screen reader or keyboard user skip the navigation and other repetitive elements of a web page and go directly to the main content section of that page.
Link titles provide additional information about a link when you hover over that link with your mouse. However, not everyone who visits your website can benefit from link titles. For this reason, you should only use link titles for supplementary information about a link. Information that is critical for understanding the link should be included in the page text itself.
Internet Explorer is the default web browser on Windows. This tutorial will cover the most commonly used keyboard shortcuts for browsing the Web with Internet Explorer.
Chrome is a free web browser from Google available for both Windows and the Mac. To download the version of Chrome for your operating system, visit www.google.com/chrome/. This tutorial will cover some of the most commonly used shortcuts for browsing the Web with Google Chrome.
Firefox is a free web browser available for both Windows and the Mac. This tutorial will cover keyboard shortcuts you can use to browse the Web with Firefox even if you are not able to use a mouse.
Safari’s accessibility preferences can make the text on a web page easier to read for those with low vision, as well as improve keyboard navigation for those who are not able to use a mouse.
Blackboard 9 makes it possible to reorder page content using the keyboard. This feature is helpful for those who are not able to use the new drag and drop feature of Blackboard to reorder page content.