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Bypassing Repetitive Content (MS PowerPoint)

Background and Purpose

Accessibility guidelines specify that if there are repeated blocks of content, for example repetitive navigation links, in a document, then there should be a way for the user to bypass or skip over these items.

The Purpose of this checkpoint is to test the document for repeated links so that they can be handled in an appropriate and compliant manner.

Note:  This is a document design consideration and is generally not applicable to PowerPoint presentations.

What We Do

CommonLook Office checks for repetitive navigation links, and warns the user if two or more links in the presentation point to the same location.   Unless a means of skipping the navigation links has been provided (for example, with a “next page” link prior to the repeating links), the author must remove the repetitive links from the presentation prior to conversion.

Guidelines and Standards

This checkpoint is relevant to the following regulations, guidelines and standards:

DocumentPublishedScopeConformance Criteria
Section 508 – 2001 Regulations (USA)2001“Web-Based Information & Applications”(o)
W3C WCAG 2.02008Web ContentSC 2.4.1
Health and Human Services – HHS (USA)2013PDF File 508 ChecklistNot Specified
ISO 14289 (PDF/UA)2012PDF TechnologyNot Specified