Announcing new windows : LUSENET : MCU - Accessible Web Design : One Thread

Don't you think that announcing that links will be opened in new windows is a job for the browser, and not author..?

If a user set their screenreader to say "new window" before every link for instance, and then in your page you'd written " (opens in a new window)" they'd hear "new window. link. opens in a new window".

-- Anonymous, April 19, 2003


Sounds like a good idea to me Tom - a new feature that the browser manufacturers may be interested in?

All the best, Jim

-- Anonymous, April 22, 2003

This is fine for those using screen readers - but if you are using IE and not familiar with it, then users can get very lost if a new window opens - especially if the new screen covers the whole of the original - then the back button is effectively disabled - so confusing

Therefore I think that designers need to alert users.

-- Anonymous, August 13, 2003

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