Use Meaningful Hyperlink Text

Posted: June 7, 2020 at 1:33 pm

Hyperlinks should inform users where clicking the link will actually take them.

 

Why is this important?

Screen reading applications allow users to list the links on the page in a separate dialog window. This feature allows a user to quickly scan through all of the links on a web page. Unfortunately, it also strips away the surrounding content leaving the user only with the link text provided.

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Write to Korey Singleton at ksinglet@gmu.edu