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Re: Links open in new tab / window


From: Sumit Patel
Date: Oct 3, 2022 11:53PM

Thanks for your reply.

Yes, if NVDA says clickable and it is interactive, will fail by asking the role.
But, what if the element is non-interactive ? do we need to fail it ?

On 04/10/2022, glen walker < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> 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.
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