“A method shall be provided that permits users to skip repetitive navigation links.“ – §1194.22(o)
While repetitive navigation links are a common occurrence on web pages they are relatively uncommon in the PDF format.
EXAMPLE: The same navigation links are repeated on each page.
RESOLUTION: Provide a means (for example, a “Next Page” link) allowing the repetitive links to be bypassed.
In general internal navigation links in PDF may be eliminated in favor of bookmarks.
What happens when I verify this Checkpoint?
This checkpoint automatically assigns a status of Not Applicable to any document pages that do not contain links.
If links are detected users will be prompted for a Pass, Fail or Not Applicable judgment on the question of whether or not the links are repetitive navigation links. If they are, a method must be provided (such as an appropriately tagged position skip-to-next-page link) to enable screen readers and other assistive technologies to skip these navigation links.
When to Pass or Fail this Checkpoint?
|Pass||Links on the page are repetitive (ie, they are repeated page-after-page, or target the same location) but a method has been provided for assistive technology to skip them.|
|Fail||Links on the page are repetitive and no accessible means of skipping them has been provided.|
|Not Applicable||Links on the page are not repetitive.|
|Remediation||Typically, return to the author for an improved and accessible design, or delete the repetitive links.|