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Re: Verbiage for button and link interactions


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Dec 16, 2016 7:07AM

Depends on context. For buttons, for instance, you could use the actual
name of the button, or copywrite it in a generic way such as "choose the
'continue' button", "use the 'add to cart' button" or similar.

For links, you could "follow the link...", "open the link..."

"Press the 'Submit' button" is also a fairly generic phrase that should
be understandable to all input modalities.


On 16/12/2016 14:02, Christopher Myers wrote:
> Hi!
> 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?
> Thanks!
> Chris
> > > > >

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