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6.Top 10 Concerns from Persons with Disabilities

6.1 Unable to Skip Adobe Flash and Moving Objects

Affected Group: All Persons with Disabilities

Website owners should first question the need for Adobe Flash and moving objects, which often frustrate all people using websites.

If deemed essential, coding techniques that allow users to skip past these items should be implemented.

Developers may also adopt cascading style sheet techniques that allow important items to be presented first within the code and hence be read first by screen readers.

Ensure users can skip past other blocks such as lengthy navigation bars.

A website sample with a large Flash banner.

The large Flash element on this example blocks the users from getting to the main content.

Include a mechanism such as adding a “Skip to Content” button at the beginning of a webpage to rectify the issues where in cases where Adobe Flash or moving objects must be used.