2.4.1 Bypass Blocks (Level A)

Provide the ability to skip past your header (with menu, navigation, ads, etc.) and go directly to the main content of your website.

What you need to know

  • You may also see this referred to as a “skip to content” link or generally as a “skip link”.
  • Skip navigation links can be visible or hidden in the presentation of a website.

What you need to do

  • Provide a link in the top left of your that allows users to skip the header of your website and go straight to the main content.
  • Add a skip navigation link to all pages of your website.


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Related Resource

Check out “Skip Navigation Links” from WebAIM for more information abut this success criterion.