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From: Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Date: Sep 30, 2022 2:47PM


If you use the non-color treatment of links (like underline, bolding,
or icon) you dn't need to meet the color contrast or link text to
adjacent text, they can be the same color if you want.
It's only wen you choose not to use any visual treatment to identify
links in content that you must meet the color contrast of link text to
adjacent text requirement.
That's why the non-color treatment is typically the more agreeable
option for designers.


On 9/30/22, Jon Brundage via WebAIM-Forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Thanks everyone for the input. So my take away is:
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> Links that are in navigational arrangement or styled like buttons don't
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> Links in content must be delineated by some method. This includes
> underlining (probably the best method), bold text or italicized text - all
> with proper color contrast.
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> Sound right?
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> Also let me say a big way to help everyone with recognizing links is to have
> good link text.
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> "Our site is best in helping you find a product"
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> "Our site is best in helping you find a product"
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> Thanks again,
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> Quote/ "My typical usability argument is. You put the link in this paragraph
> because you want users to click it.
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> When you then try to hide the link or disguise it as regular text, then
> users are not going to click it. Why would you do that?"
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> Thank you Birkir for such a straightforward, logical explanation.
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> And thanks to all others. Very valuable ideas.
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