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Re: Links open in new tab / window


From: glen walker
Date: Oct 3, 2022 1:44PM

If a link opens in a new window and there isn't a visual clue that it will
do so, then there isn't a WCAG requirement to specify it. It's generally a
good UX practice to do so but it's not strictly required.

NVDA will say clickable if the element (or a parent or other ancestor
element) has a mouse click event handler. It's a clue to the screen reader
user that the element is probably missing an appropriate role but is still
interactive. It's not always an automatic failure but there's a good
chance it's a problem. You'll have to inspect the code.