Techniques for WCAG 2.0

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G91: Providing link text that describes the purpose of a link


All technologies that contain links.

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The objective of this technique is to describe the purpose of a link in the text of the link. The description lets a user distinguish this link from links in the Web page that lead to other destinations and helps the user determine whether to follow the link. The URI of the destination is generally not sufficiently descriptive.


Example 1: Describing the purpose of a link in HMTL in the text content of the a element

Example Code:

<a href="routes.html">
  Current routes at Boulders Climbing Gym


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For each link in the content that uses this technique:

  1. Check that text of the link describes the purpose of the link

Expected Results