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Logos as links questions

From: Davis, Angela (ITS) <Angela.Davis@its.ny.gov>
Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2019 15:19:58 +0000
To: "w3c-wai-eo@w3.org" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
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An application that I am auditing for accessibility issues contains a logo that is a link. The logo is actually text. The link is in the header and is the text version of the logo for the website. When clicked a new tab opens a new page, the homepage for the website. What would be the best way to tell the user that they will be sent to a new page once they click the link?

Please note the designers of this website do not want to include the opens new window icons, visual text in the link telling the user the link opens in a new window or underlining the text in the link. I think that a pop up containing a redirect message would be the best option for them.

What I need to know:

Will the pop up containing the redirect message fulfill WCAG 2.0 Guideline 3.2 - Predictable?

Is there any type of exceptions for logo text links in a header?

If I should email a different group please let me know.

Thank you,


Angela Davis
Information Technology Specialist 2
NYS Office of Information Technology Services
Citizen Services Cluster | Application Systems Engineering
Campus, Building 5, Floor 6
(518) 474-4953 | Angela.Davis@its.ny.gov<mailto:Angela.Davis@its.ny.gov>
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