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Re: SV: Color coding

From: Ramón Corominas <listas@ramoncorominas.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 12:52:40 +0100
Message-ID: <4B7A8708.5030804@ramoncorominas.com>
To: Morten Tollefsen <morten@medialt.no>
CC: Jon Hanna <jon@hackcraft.net>, WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hello again.

Morten wrote:

 > Most screen readers do announce if links are local, so at least 
somebody think
 > this is "important" information.

I think that this type of "local" links (links to the same page) are not 
the point here. If I understood the question, the difference is between 
"links to my site" and "links to other sites", not "to the same web page 
where the link is included". Therefore, if the links' behaviour is the 
same (opening in the same browser window), the visual differenciation is 
"additional information", and not "main information required to 
understand the content".

Harry wote:

 > Over the years i have become more and more of a fan of tiny little images
 > (aka icons) to indicate all kinds of peripheral information on a 
page. They
 > are visually accessible and can be tailored with suitable alt 
descriptions (or
 > none if more relevant)

This is not as easy as it sounds. When using little icons with alt/title 
texts, we tend to forget that there is people with low vision or motor 
disabilities that will not use a screen reader (so they will not access 
the alt text), nor will use a mouse (so they will not access the title 
text). Thus, the icon will be the only clue to guess how the link will work.

Received on Tuesday, 16 February 2010 11:57:56 UTC

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