What does this mean?
Lists of related links should be written semantically as a
list, e.g. using the
This allows assistive technologies to more easily navigate from item to item, or past entire groups of links if the user wants to. For example, this navigation:
<a href="/about">About us</a> <a href="/contact">Contact us</a>
Should be rewritten as a list:
<ul> <li><a href="/about">About us</a></li> <li><a href="/contact">Contact us</a></li> </ul>
Users of assistive technologies, like screen readers, can skip an entire list in one step. In some cases, they can even search inside a list.
These aids are not available where links are written outside of a list. Failing to use lists correctly can force users to have to step through hundreds of links one at a time.
See Technique H48 for details.
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