October 30th, 2020

Replying to a tweet from @aardrian

If it’s true that screen reader users expect all links to go to a new page, then are regular internal page links (that use IDs) an anti-pattern to be avoided?

e.g. Wikipedia articles with a table of contents. Fragment identifier URLs.

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Adrian Roselli

In-page links announce as “same page link” (JAWS, similar in other SRs). So no, they do not expect all links to go to a new page. A fragment that opens a modal gets announced as an anchor link. If you use return false; will not pollute history. Expectation mismanagement.

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# Liked by Arthur Rigaud on Friday, October 30th, 2020 at 11:01am

Have you published a response to this? :