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Framework Accessible Online Documents


4 - Hyperlinks

Make hyperlinks accessible

It is very important that the text we use for hyperlinks describes where people will go if they click that link. Using meaningful and descriptive makes it easier for everyone. There is more about writing descriptive links in this accessible content guidance.

For example. you may have links like these in the document: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/eudr/2019 (the screen reader will try to read out each letter of this - which can be a pain) or worse still, there may be link text like click here, link or here.

These are all bad for accessibility as they make it harder for people to understand where the link will take them. Link text should be descriptive and if possible unique. For example Colour and Contrast was our last page and the next page is Images.


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