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Skip content on Android

It can be helpful for users to skip repeated blocks of content. Most apps have content which appears on multiple screens. It takes longer for users of using assistive technologies to get navigate past repeated content. Adding the ability to skip past repeated content helps these users to navigate quicker.

On Android, skipping content is mostly relevant to TalkBack users. TalkBack includes a local context menu which allows users to jump to the following content types:

  • Headings

  • Links

  • Controls

  • Text

    • Paragraphs

    • Lines

    • Characters

    • Words

Jumping to headings and links is used most often.

Provide appropriate accessibility markup to your content by using ViewCompat and AccessibilityNodeInfoCompat.

// Mark headings
ViewCompat.setAccessibilityHeading(heading, true)

// Mark links


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