|The accessible name of a link must accurately describe the target or purpose of the link.
- When the accessible name of a link does not describe its target or purpose, users will not have the information they need to determine the usefulness of the target resources.
- Following links to target resources that do not provide the expected informational value is inefficient and potentially frustrating.
HTML4 Legacy Techniques
HTML5 and ARIA Techniques
|WCAG Success Criteria
2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context) (Level A, Primary Success Criterion)
area elements and elements with
- The text content of a link, which is its default accessible name, should uniquely describe the target or purpose of the link.
aria-labelledby or the
title attribute to provide a more descriptive accessible name when the text content of the link cannot be changed.
aria-describedby to provide additional information for links that share the same accessible name but have different contexts to allow users to differentiate among them.
- If the content of a link includes an
img element, the accessible name for the link will incorporate the text alternative specified for the image.
- Read the accessible name for each link aloud and make sure that it describes the target or purpose of the link.