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Re: Separate adjacent links with more than whitespace

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2003 11:12:58 -0500
To: Steve Vosloo <stevenvosloo@yahoo.com>, "'W3c-Wai-Ig'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-id: <002c01c2cc68$6e130300$6501a8c0@handsontech>

stacking is good and quite demarkative.  We have already covered screen
readers in this thread except for the older ones or ones using netscape
which may or may not help us in this regard.  If you want to make a page
easier to use and to read and to navigate, making things easier to identify
is a good thing.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Vosloo" <stevenvosloo@yahoo.com>
To: "'W3c-Wai-Ig'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2003 10:45 AM
Subject: RE: Separate adjacent links with more than whitespace



When stacking links on top of each other the inclusion of say, square
brackets, around the linked word makes absolutely no difference to the
hand to eye issues. So it only helps to prevent the wading feeling. Is
there a setting in screen readers that makes them pause between a list
of links?






> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org
> [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of David Poehlman
> Sent: 04 February 2003 05:05 PM
> To: Steve Vosloo; 'W3c-Wai-Ig'
> Subject: Re: Separate adjacent links with more than whitespace
>
>
>
> it is good for all kinds of reasons.  It takes away that
> wading feeling and
> makes it easier to get right to a link because it is clearly
> marked as such
> and this is important if hand to eye needs a bit of help.  or
> tool to eye or
> some other environment which needs a bit of help with clarity like low
> vision where you see a relatively small portion of the screen
> at a time.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Steve Vosloo" <stevenvosloo@yahoo.com>
> To: "'W3c-Wai-Ig'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2003 9:43 AM
> Subject: RE: Separate adjacent links with more than whitespace
>
>
>
> > The point is that there is in fact a distinct separation between the
> > hyperlinks.  This is useful for users with mobility
> > impairments as well,
> > including but not limited to Parkinson's, Arthritis,
> > quadriplegics, etc.
>
> Thanks John, but why is separating the links good for these ailments?
> Surely someone with mobility impairments would be tabbing through the
> links?
>
> Steve
>
>
Received on Tuesday, 4 February 2003 11:14:49 GMT

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