[Athen] question about links - underlining

Stewart, Ron ron.stewart at oregonstate.edu
Fri May 26 16:41:33 PDT 2006

Any what if they are not using JAWS?

Ron Stewart

-----Original Message-----
From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
Behalf Of Joe Humbert
Sent: Friday, May 26, 2006 2:56 PM
To: Access Technologists in Higher Education Network
Subject: Re: [Athen] question about links - underlining


Does the hover work with keyboard events? i.e. tab to a link. Because
most low vision and blind users I have come across do really care about
the colors because they use jaws to find the links on the page. which
may make me asking this question a mood point, but so be it. thankx.

Joe Humbert
Assistive Technology Specialist

-----Original Message-----
From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org]On
Behalf Of Scott StOnge
Sent: Friday, May 26, 2006 2:36 PM
To: athen at athenpro.org
Subject: Re: [Athen] question about links - underlining


I've found that using the a:hover pseudo-class for CSS works great for
providing simple roll-over effects to text links and minimizes the need
for color concerns. I just start off with underlined links (changing
colors according to current design) and when a user mouses over the link
the underline dissappears. Someone listening to the page would never
know the difference.

Here's a little CSS code from my site's stylesheet:

A:hover {
font-family: Arial, sans-serif;
color: #990000;
text-decoration: none;

Hope this helps,

Scott SaintOnge
National Center for Telecommunications Technologies
- a division of Springfield Technical Community College


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