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RE: changing presentation of links

From: Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2012 12:06:15 -0800
To: Roger Hudson <rhudson@usability.com.au>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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I would say none.  Links are identifiable by being able to tab to them, or by the cursor changing appearance, as well as other ways that I'm probably forgetting.  There is an impact on usability, for sure, but I don't think that you'd fail 1.4.1.

Thanks,
AWK

Andrew Kirkpatrick
Group Product Manager, Accessibility
Adobe Systems

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From: Roger Hudson [mailto:rhudson@usability.com.au]
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2012 2:58 PM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: changing presentation of links

Hi

Many developers now remove the underline from links, and some change the colour of links from the default blue. I know from my observations this can make the pages harder for some people to use.

I would be interested to know what impact other people think this might have on complying with this Success Criteria:
1.4.1 Use of Color: Color is not used as the only visual means of conveying information, indicating an action, prompting a response, or distinguishing a visual element.

Thanks
Roger
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