Current Bypass Blocks Techniques

Skip to Main Content Link

  • Early implementations used 1 pixel images for the link with ALT text attribute, current implementations use visible text.
  • Link at beginning of page to internal anchor.
  • Link is hidden until it receives keyboard focus.
  • No significant change in technique in over 20 years.
  • WebAIM: "Skip Navigation" Links


Website Visible on load? Notes
Illinois No
Illinois Education No
Wisconsin No
Harvard No 3 different skip locations: main, search and footer
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Yes