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About Cognitive Accessibility

The aspects of the cognitive portion of web accessibility. Topics include use of language, consistency in layout, and clearly defined links.

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2 replies on “About Cognitive Accessibility”

To add more “air” in your links, allowing users to click easier, in CSS, use padding.

Also, when using links in lists (for navigation), you could use “width: 100%” trick, that provides the same reaction like using LABEL tags with form fields.

Here’s the CSS code for the menu of one of my web sites. I think the “display: block;” is the code that makes the text function more like a button.

#menu ul {
list-style-type: none;
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
#menu ul li{
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
float: left;
#menu a {
display: block;
padding: .3em .6em;
font-weight: bold;
text-decoration: none;
border-right: 1px solid #888;
#menu a:hover, #menu a:focus {
background-color: #eee;
color: inherit;

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