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NOTE: THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ENDORSEMENT OR RECOMMENDATION, AND IS PRESENTED SIMPLY AS A CONVENIENCE TO THE READER. BECAUSE OF THE CHANGING AVAILABILITY OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, THE COMPLETENESS OF THIS LISTING IS NOT GUARANTEED.

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31. TARGETED LINKS

IRONICALLY, ONE OF THE MOST CHALLENGING WEB RESOURCES FOR SETTING A REFERRAL LINK IS AT THE EXTREMELY LARGE INTERNET SITE FOR AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT REGS...

- WWW DOT ADA DOT GOV

ACCORDINGLY, TO BETTER SERVE THOSE WITH VISION LOSS VERY LONG AND FACT-DENSE WEBPAGES OFTEN NEED SPECIAL HYPERLINKS. THE ISSUE IS A SCREEN READER QUICKLY JUMPING DIRECTLY TO SPECIFIC TEXT LOCATIONS TO AVOID EXCESSIVE SCROLLING.

BUT TOO OFTEN OUR 21ST-CENTURY-CYBERSPACE FEELS LIKE YOU CANNOT GET THERE FROM HERE !

ONE SOLUTION EXAMPLE IS TO USE THE APPLE VoiceOver (VO) SCREEN READER SWEET SPOT FEATURE. THIS PERMANENT LINE-OF-TEXT IDENTIFICATION IS SETUP BY PRESSING...
- CONTROL-OPTION-COMMAND-SHIFT-RIGHT BRACKET TWICE
- VO ANNOUNCES:SWEET SPOT SET

HOWEVER, THIS MARK-AND-GO-TO FEATURE ONLY PERMITS ONE SWEET SPOT PER WEBPAGE AND OFTEN ONLINE RESEARCH AND COMMUNICATIONS MAY NEED MULTIPLE JUMP-TO LABELS ON THE SAME WEBPAGE.

TO SETUP MORE THAN ONE SPECIFIC AND CONTINUING TEXT WEBPAGE LINK MAY REQUIRE SPECIFIC ENCODING BY THE RELATED WEBMASTER.

IN FACT, ANCHOR LINKS ARE EFFECTIVE FOR NON-SCREEN READER USERS, BUT AS AN EXAMPLE DO NOT WORK FOR VoiceOver ON MULTIPLE FILES.

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