A website that is well-designed will already have links grouped according to similar content and subject-matter. However, some websites may have links scattered throughout the page, or may mix together links about very different topics. To improve navigability, this feature should
- Allow the user to extract and group together all the links from throughout the page.
- If the links were not grouped by the web designer, the system should automatically determine similar links and sort them accordingly.
Discussion by Disabilities
Blind & Low Vision
- Screen reader users can navigate more efficiently if links are organized according to their context.
Related Research and Papers
- Grouping hyperlinks for improved voice/mobile accessibility – University of NSW, Australia – Penev, A. and Wong, R.K. (2008)
- Analysis of navigability of Web applications for improving blind usability – IBM – Takagi, H., Saito, S., Fukuda, K., and Asakawa, C. (2007)
- Web Mediators for Accessible Browsing – Boston University – Waber, Benjamin N., Magee, John J. and Betke, Margrit (2006)
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