lucy24 - 11:03 pm on Mar 28, 2013 (gmt 0)
For example, how can anyone click a link without a mouse, unless they add in a browser addon that turns the links into numbers or something?
Uhm... Are you sure you want that preserved for posterity?
You don't CLICK on a link. You FOLLOW a link. Exact physical method will depend on a combination of operating-system settings, browser, and preferences set within the browser.
Test your site with Lynx or a screen reader. Itís a fun exercise.
Not only fun. Educational.
If you use images as text-- especially for links-- make sure the alt and title (yes, both*) say exactly the same thing your image says. Not just for accessibility. Useful if for any reason the user's browser can't or doesn't display the image. Better to have "Ugh! Why does my site look so horrible?" than "Awk! Where'd the links go?"
* alt text is displayed when the image isn't, while title text shows up when the image is visible. So they're mutually exclusive unless you've got an ancient browser-- naming no names-- that doesn't understand what the words mean.