Links That Open in a New Window
The social icons in the footer also all open in a new window so those are great examples to check out too. Check them out with your mouse and/or favorite screen reader!
Our functionality that handles links that open in a new window is based on WCAG 2.0, Guideline 3.2 Predictable: Make Web pages appear and operate in predictable ways. More can be found on G201: Giving users advanced warning when opening a new window.
Examples of Success Criterion 3.2:
- Check that there is a warning spoken in assistive technology that this link opens to a new window.
- Check that there is a visual warning in text that this link opens to a new window.