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RE: Question re self-referencing links

From: Priti <priti.rohra@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 14:24:45 +0530
To: "'Russ Weakley'" <russ@maxdesign.com.au>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <4f605cd9.6816440a.1462.3d6e@mx.google.com>
Hi Russ,

No it won't be an error as far as WCAG 2.0 compliance is concerned.
You got it right it would create confusion in the minds of users with
cognitive impairments. 
In addition, one more user group will get affected to a limited extent:
users with visual impairments - novice screen reader users as even they'll
get confused with the self-referencing links. 

Hey we all here are gentle & feel free to post <smile>

Thanks & Regards,
Priti Rohra
Freelance Accessibility Consultant
Blog: http://www.accessibilitychatter.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/pritirohra 
Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/priti-rohra/10/8a6/788 


-----Original Message-----
From: Russ Weakley [mailto:russ@maxdesign.com.au] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 8:03 AM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Question re self-referencing links

Hi Accessibility folks (first time post so please be gentle)

My question is about "self referencing links" (for example a blog post page
where the title of the blog post also links back to the same page)

An example:
<http://uxdesign.smashingmagazine.com/2012/03/12/dads-plea-developers-ipad-a
pps-children/>

The post heading is a link back to the same post.

Q1. does this fail to comply with any WCAG 2 checkpoints?
Q2. do you think it is an accessibility barrier to any groups?

I could assume that it presents a usability barrier (I sometimes click on
the heading by accident and am then confused to appear back on the same
page). Therefore, it could also present barriers for cognitive impaired
users???

Love your thoughts!

Thanks
Russ
Received on Wednesday, 14 March 2012 08:55:22 GMT

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