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From: Piscitelli, JoAnn
Date: Mar 30, 2022 8:37AM


Many thanks!!

I will take this info back to who I report to.

And, agreed, the "new generation" will be much more web savvy moving forward so it'll be interesting to see what stays and what goes in the future!

Have a great day!


On 3/30/22, 10:34 AM, "WebAIM-Forum on behalf of L Snider" < <EMAIL REMOVED> on behalf of <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

Gotcha! That sounds fine to do in my view. Just watch the colour contrast
of the link with the surrounding text, and make sure it has focus for
keyboard navigation that is at least 2 px wide in a colour that also is
good contrast. Oh and I still recommend underlining if possible, it makes
the link stands out for people with low vision...although with the new
generations I wonder if we will still do that-as they grew up with the web
and are used to non underlined links (still underline is good for people
with low vision especially).

Cheers

Lisa


On Wed, Mar 30, 2022 at 11:16 AM Piscitelli, JoAnn <
<EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Hi Lisa and thank you so much for the very quick reply!
>
> The image would live on a news website. I believe the caption wouldn't be
> very long. The caption would appear under an image. The text of the caption
> would include text that would be linked to either an internal or external
> website/page.
>
> Jo
>
> On 3/30/22, 10:05 AM, "WebAIM-Forum on behalf of L Snider" <
> <EMAIL REMOVED> on behalf of <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> wrote:
>
> Hi Jo,
>
> So would this be an image showing on the page, and then a link to the
> image
> caption right under it (instead of the actual caption)? Would the image
> caption be short or very long?
>
> Cheers
>
> Lisa
>
> On Wed, Mar 30, 2022 at 10:28 AM Piscitelli, JoAnn <
> <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>
> > Dear WebAim community,
> >
> > I’ve been trying to find accessibility information, if there is any,
> about
> > having links within image captions. I wanted to be sure if having
> links
> > within image captions is okay to do with regards to accessibility.
> If you
> > can provide any information or links to info, that would be greatly
> > appreciated!
> >
> > Thanks so much!
> >
> > Jo
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