Chapter 2. Designing the Logical Hierarchy

Imagine that you need to use WordPad, and you need to access it from the Start menu. How would you open the menu if you couldn't see the screen? How would you get to the application among the different items in the menu? How would you know where you were in the menu and what item your keyboard focus was on? By thinking about these questions, you have put yourself in the shoes of some of your users who need a way to navigate and interact with your UI.

Unlike users who can use a mouse and monitor to navigate the UI, users who use a screen reader primarily use a keyboard for navigating through the UI and audio devices to listen to where they are in the UI. It is, therefore, extremely important that the navigation ...

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