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Re: SV: Color coding

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 10:55:48 -0600
Message-ID: <4B7ACE14.5010208@w3.org>
To: Ginger Claassen <ginger.claassen@gmx.de>
CC: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Gregg Vanderheiden wrote:
> 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.


For an example, see http://www.w3.org/WAI/bcase/resources.html

The alt="links off WAI website"

There is also a key: "[img alt="links off WAI website"] icon indicates links that leave the WAI website."

~Shawn


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