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If links are same as text color but they are underlined. Is it ok as per WCAG 2.1AA. Do they still need to have color contrast ratio of 3:1 when next to text?
Just need your thoughts and confirmation. if link color need to be a different color from text color.
Thanks in advance!
Nothing in WCAG prohibits links being the same color as surrounding body text so long as the link is differentiable by something other than text color â optimally the underline. For usability, a different color is a good idea â and optimally one that is conventional (usually meaning blue) and that presents similar or higher contrast than the surrounding body text.
No, you're good. Contrast isn't needed because there's an additional
visual cue with the underlines. Assuming they're underlined all the time
and not just upon hover or focus.
OK, I'm old as dirt, but back in the early days of the web, link text
was always the same color as surrounding text with underline the only
visual queue for the link. Blue text came along some time later as
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Great! Thank you so much for your response!
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> On Jan 20, 2023, at 4:57 PM, glen walker < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> ï»¿No, you're good. Contrast isn't needed because there's an additional
> visual cue with the underlines. Assuming they're underlined all the time
> and not just upon hover or focus.
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