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Links

Hypertext links are one of the most basic elements of any web-based experience. Learning to write good hyperlink text can improve your emails, web pages, course websites, and documents.

Guideline for Accessible Hyperlinks

  • All links should make sense if the link text is read by itself.
  • Phrases like "click here" or "read more" should be avoided.
  • Embed the hyperlink within other text.
  • Use concise, but descriptive link text.

Best Practices

Think about reading your link out of context:
The Albuquerque Public Schools Foundation was established in 1995. Learn More...

Versus:
The Albuquerque Public Schools Foundation was established in 1995.

For sighted users, the Learn More link makes sense because of the context around it. But for screen readers or users tabbing through links, it makes no sense.

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