Hi, I've been reading the discussion concerning new window links - whether to underline, bold etc - personally I fall into the differentiate by colour and a 'mouse over' transformation camp. At present I am re-building part of the site for the University of Worcester (UK) and as normal I am testing on users who have accessibility issues and in this case who rely on screen readers. One such user raised the following point - "the navigation links are obvious because they are part of the navigation menu, but it would help screen readers if there was some kind of textual message with the link that would be read by the screen reader to let the user know what the link was for". Surely it would make sense to include a comment about the status of the new window. For example this link from sitepoint could be adapted as shown: -
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Those users using screen reader software are told exactly what is happening and all other users see the message in the title text.
seems like a workable solution to me?