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From: Josh Hughes <josh@deaghean.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 16:03:31 -0500
To: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <3627D4E0-ED14-11D6-A9EE-0030654D5306@deaghean.com>

It's not an accessibility thing... it's one of Jacob Nielson's more 
irritating usability recommendations.

Your links don't need to be any particular color, though they need to 
have sufficient contrast against the blue bar. And since it's pretty 
obvious that the links are part of a navigation bar, They don't need to 
be underlined either.

The text size does need to be bigger, though. Your webmaster shouldn't 
go below 1em in his font sizes or should use another method of 
determining font size.

Josh



> Hi, all!
>
> I just had this exchange with my webmaster, who is trying to make my 
> under-development site accessible:
> I said:
> "- all links that are live need to be the standard blue and underlined,
>>> going to the usual color (can't remember what that is at the moment)
> when clicked"
> He asked:
>>> "Is this an accessibility thing? I'm using the hover tags from CSS to
>> get the menus to change colors during selection process. The drawback 
>> is
>> that the underscoring disappears on regular text until the mouse 
>> appears
>> over it. Any suggestions?"
>
> The site is at www.accessall.net/work/ Can any of you suggest what to 
> do or who else to ask? This is 'way beyond my expertise.
>
> Thanks for whatever help you can give.
>
> Audrey
>
> Audrey J. Gorman
> Access for All
> Naperville, IL, USA
Received on Thursday, 31 October 2002 16:06:31 GMT

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