Link text


Link text that doesn’t give the user any information about where the link goes, such as here or click here is meaningless when read out of context. Same goes for linking a page url or a file url. (ie:

Who’s affected

Screen reader users who ask the screen reader to read all the links on a page, also non-disabled users who are scanning the page.



WCAG standard

Guideline 2.4.4: Link Purpose (in Context)

What to do

Write link text that describes the destination or purpose of the link. (ie. “Please take our admissions survey” (link is just for demo purposes, does not go to a survey)

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