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Verbiage for button and link interactions


From: Christopher Myers
Date: Dec 16, 2016 7:02AM


I'm passing along a question for a colleague --

They're working on documentation for an online process, and are trying to figure out how to best phrase the interaction that users do with links and buttons.

Some of their coworkers say that it should be "click," but others say it should be "tap." Their reasoning behind "tap" is for mobile devices and accessibility programs. But other users would be confused by "tap" when they're using a pointing device with buttons.

So, I was just curious if there's a "universal" way of referring to one's interactions with "pressable" objects?