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Re: SV: Color coding

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 08:10:54 -0600
To: Ginger Claassen <ginger.claassen@gmx.de>
Cc: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-id: <52EDDCFF-F699-4B39-8997-378ED8823F7B@trace.wisc.edu>
as a thought...

If you used a small visible icon to mark external links, and put alt text on them - then everyone, sighted or not, using a screen reader or not, colorblind or not, would know that these links are external.  It would also be more obvious to people than color coding where people might not make the connection or notice the difference in color even if not colorblind.   . 

Gregg Vanderheiden Ph.D.
Director Trace R&D Center
Professor Industrial & Systems Engineering
and Biomedical Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Received on Tuesday, 16 February 2010 14:11:50 UTC

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