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    Understanding WCAG Success Criterion 2.4.1 Bypass blocks (A)

    When there is repeated content (like a header) at the top of the page, there must be a way for keyboard users to move focus directly to the start of the main content area of the page. This ensures that people who do not use a mouse can quickly and easily reach the primary content of the page.

    Accessibility Requirements for 2.4.1 Bypass blocks (A)

    • A “Skip to main content” link is provided, and the link is located close to the start of the page;
    • The <main> element is used to represent the main content area of the page.

    Common mistakes for 2.4.1 Bypass blocks (A)

    • The <main> element has been used, but there is no skip link that points to it;
    • A skip link has been provided, but it does not work in all supported browsers;
    • A skip link is provided, but it is only available to screen reader users.

    Techniques for 2.4.1 Bypass blocks (A)

    HTML Technique

    CSS Techniques

    Your site doesn’t include support for the Accordion Item block. You can try installing the block, convert it to a Custom HTML block, or remove it entirely.

    Common Failure for 2.4.1 Bypass blocks (A)

    • The following are common mistakes that are considered failures of Success Criterion 2.4.1 by the WCAG Working Group


    FAQs for Bypass blocks (A)

    What are the best ways to bypass blocked sites?

    1.Use a VPN. The most popular way of accessing blocked internet sites is to use a high-quality paid Virtual Private 2.Network (VPN)
    3.Use a Smart DNS
    4.Use a Free Proxy
    5.Use a Site’s IP Address
    6.Use Tor

    What is the purpose of bypass blocks?

    Bypass blocks are mechanisms that skip over repeated material on a webpage. They are important for users who navigate with a keyboard because as they will allow users to skip over repeated sections and go to the content they are looking for immediately.

    What is a bypass link?

    Link bypass is where the utility uses a special tool with an insulated handle to bridge or link across the line and load busing attaching to studs on each, which creates an alternate path for the current. Different utilities and regions will have different requirements for the type of bypass used.

    Are skip links required?

    Most web browsers provide keyboard shortcuts to move the user focus to the top of the page, so if a set of navigation links is provided at the bottom of a web page providing a “skip” link may be unnecessary.

    2.4.2 page title (A)

    1.3.2 Meaningful sequence (A)

    3.2.3 Consistent navigation (AA)

    Useful resources for 2.4.1 Bypass blocks (A)

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