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RE: verifying accessibility

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2000 15:04:05 -0700
Message-Id: <a04320400b59a843c86bf@[]>
To: Dave J Woolley <DJW@bts.co.uk>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
At 7:28 PM +0100 7/18/00, Dave  J Woolley wrote:
>	I didn't spot the "click for details", but that should not be
>	necessary, and you should never say "click".  It's an
>	inappropriate fix for removing the underline from the link,
>	thus hiding the fact that it is a link.

"Click" should be considered, in my opinion, common usage -- or
"slang" if you will -- for "select a link".  I think that trying
to get the masses of millions of Internet users to stop saying
"click on a link" is far harder than getting the small percentage
of people who can't literally "click" on a link to mentally
convert "click" to the appropriate term for their device.

I think that too much emphasis on telling people to never use
"click" for accessibility's sake is missing the boat.


PS:  About underlines -- they were never the best way to indicate
a link, to begin with.  People who have to have links underlined
should use the appropriate local CSS.
Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Received on Tuesday, 18 July 2000 18:41:40 UTC

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