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Re: Is breaking the back button a WCAG 2.0 accessibility failure?


From: Jim Allan
Date: Aug 23, 2012 1:07PM

It Violates User Agent Accessibility Guidelines
3.2.2 Back Button : The user can reverse recognized navigation between
web addresses (e.g. standard "back button" functionality). (Level AA)

from the latest editors draft

Jim Allan,
Co-chair User Agent working group

On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 1:58 PM, Paul J. Adam < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> The back button is said to be the most used out of all the buttons on a web browser so if the user presses the back button and instead of taking them back to the previous screen it reloads the entire page and takes them to the home page, is that an accessibility failure?
> I know it's terrible usability.
> Paul J. Adam
> Accessibility Evangelist
> Deque Systems
> www.PaulJAdam.com
> @pauljadam on Twitter
> > > --
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