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Accessibility Workshop on OER for LaGuardia Community College: Meaningful Link Text

MEANINFUL LINK TEXT for accessibility

General Information:

Assistive technology allows users to pull up a list of links and because of that the text of links needs to be meaningful by itself.

Why is meaningful link text important?

  • Links such as “Click Here” or “More” don’t provide any information to screen readers and are meaningless out of context.
  • Meaningful link text allows users to perceive, operate and understand, POUR principles.

How to create meaningful link text:

  • Make link text informative and provide context.
  • Sometimes you need to re-write or re-organize a paragraph to use meaningful link text.