Methods of Indicating the Purpose of a Link – Level Access

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Methods of Indicating the Purpose of a Link

Written by: Jonathan Avila
9 years ago

Assistive Technology CSS Digital Technologies JAWS Links Section 508 United States WCAG

Overview

The different methods of indicating a link’s purpose are often misunderstood and incorrectly implemented. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) explicitly require that link text accurately reflects the target and purpose of the link. While current Section 508 standards do not explicitly state this — many Federal Agencies in the US require similar practices under Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria. The harmonization of Section 508 as indicated in the US Access Board’s last [...]

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