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Re: Links that open new windows and/or go off site


From: Kevin Prince
Date: Mar 21, 2022 4:44PM

That's really dancing on the head of a pin. The effect is that there's a high likelihood of disorientation by opening a new window unexpectedly - magnification users, cognitively challenged users, screenreaders too won't get the clues that it has happened.

What was the reasoning for making the change of context so restrictive at a WCAG level I wonder?

Kevin Prince
Product Accessibility & Usability Consultant