Alternative to 'Click on...' for visually impaired?

Subject: Alternative to 'Click on...' for visually impaired?
From: "Hart, Geoff" <Geoff-H -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 09:11:34 -0400

Sue Burnett joins the fray: <<Big adventure - my first time entering a
chat-room environment.>>

Welcome... though as Chief Nit Picker and Bottle Washer, I'd point out this
isn't really a "chat room"; it's an e-mail discussion group. <removes editor

<<We need an alternative phrasing for 'Click/Click on' which will be
suitable both for the sighted user and for the visually impaired user who
may be relying on a screen reading programme such as SuperNova.>>

One good solution might be one that uses the same language that screen
reader software uses; that way, the software the person is using and the Web
interface both use the same language. Not knowing what that term might be,
an even better solution might be to use terms that are unequivocal for any
reader, sighted or not: "follow a link", or "select an option".

--Geoff Hart, geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca
Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada
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