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Differentiating links from normal text

From: Subramanian, Poornima (PCL) <psubramanian@hagroup.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2018 22:10:15 +0000
To: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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Hi, I would appreciate any design suggestion regarding "differentiating links from normal text" for the below scenario -

I was aware the WCAG recommendations on the links (i) no use of color alone for links (ii) highlight links in different formatting while in blocks of text

In one of our test pages, there is a list of items with each item shows the title, date, a call-to-action button (designed together as a link). Here, the page contain mostly links in the form of list items.

And, the designers think underlining the links will make it look cumbersome visually.

Couple of questions -

1.       Any design suggestions on how the links can be differentiated in this example to make it compliant? (e.g. bold, underline the title)

2.      Is underlining or differentiating the links must or nice-to-have for WCAG compliance?


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