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Re: Link Style


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Feb 24, 2020 3:32AM

On 24/02/2020 10:05, Wing Kuet wrote:
> I am testing a website that has a text link that is not styled when it receives a hover event when the mouse cursor is positioned over it. However, if the text link receives a keyboard focus then there is a focus indicator that appears around the link. As far as I can tell this does not violate any WCAG success criterion, but my view is that it will present a significant barrier to some users with cognitive impairment.

Does the mouse change to the hand cursor? The argument for focus
indicator is of course that without it, a keyboard user won't know at
all WHERE their current focus is. For mouse users, it's clear where
their "regard" is ... where the mouse pointer is. So yes, based on just
the Focus Visible SC, the mouse/pointer case is not covered.

> The client is only interested in WCAG compliance, so I won't be able to get this changed unless it clearly violates a success criterion.
> If it's not a non-compliance now, does anyone know if it's being considered for WCAG 2.2?

Not to my knowledge, no.

Patrick H. Lauke

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