The article will explain how Links can be made compliant to help increase accessibility for users.
Link Purpose (Directional)
Replace directional link text (i.e.: click here, to the left) with text indicating where the link will direct the user.
- Good Example: CivicEngage Central Help Center
- Bad Example: For the CivicEngage Central Help Center, click here.
Link Purpose (In Context)
The purpose of each link should be determined from the link text alone or from the link text together with its programmatically determined link context, except where the purpose of the link would be ambiguous to users, in general, to be in compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Level A.
Link Purpose (Link Only)
A mechanism should be available to allow the purpose of each link to be identified from the link text alone, except where the purpose of the link would be ambiguous to users in general to follow WCAG Level AAA compliance.
Links that are not in sentences should also be named intuitively.
- Good Example: Learn more about CivicEngage website design.
- Bad Example: For more information about CivicEngage website design visit Local Government Web Design
Ensure emails and links are masked.
- Example: email@example.com should be replaced with Email Jane Doe.