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Re: Click here

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2002 12:47:36 -0700
Message-Id: <a05101009b979cc3a80c6@[]>
To: "Matt May" <mcmay@w3.org>, "Lynn Alford" <lynn.alford@jcu.edu.au>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

At 8:29 AM -0700 8/9/02, Matt May wrote:
>Another point: some people don't "click," because they don't use a mouse.
>They may type, or speak, or use a switch, or tap a screen.

Click is slang for "follow this link."  There has never in the history
of Web access been a single person who knows how to operate a Web
browser by typing, speaking, using a switch, or tapping a screen, who
has been completely stymied by the concept "click here" and been unable
to use the link.

Blind people don't go "click here? but i don't use a mouse! AUGH I CAN'T
ACCESS THIS SITE!" and run screaming from their computers.  Everyone knows
what "click" means.  It means "follow this link."


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