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Links on Mobile Devices and Accessibility

From: <Pooja.Nahata@cognizant.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 19:42:55 +0000
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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As per WCAG 2.0, links need to be differentiated in atleast two ways - color, underline, hover, etc. For links on mobile devices, differentiating links with color requirement of 3:1 is feasible. Underlining links is opposed by the brand and usability teams.

In addition, there is not a typical method for either hovering or setting keyboard focus (unless using a screen reader) and WCAG doesn't really describe how to handle this.

By ensuring adequate contrast between the link text and non-link text is sufficient in this case?

I understand that WCAG doesn't really has an exception for it - would like to hear thoughts on how hyperlinks on mobile devices be made accessible as per WCAG 2.0?

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