When to use
- To optimize for accessibility for people who navigate in a non-visual way.
- To let users skip directly to the content that interests them.
- At the top of a page.
- To offer other actions associated with the entire page (such as submitting feedback).
- To satisfy WCAG2.0 Criterion 2.4.1.
When not to use
- To offer skip links within complex content (such as cards)—use a SkipLink component.
Skip repeated content
Content that repeats on many screens, such as navigation, is easy to skip when you know where it ends. That’s clear when the content is visual. But users need something else when they don’t have visual cues.
Offer links to skip repeated content so everyone can get to the content they’re interested in.
This is enormously helpful for people who go through your content in the order it’s presented. Without the option to skip, they have to go through irrelevant content to get to what they want. Skipping options lets them find content by what’s important to them, not where it is on the page.