Link Target Definitions
Where links are used for menus and navigation or to send users to a different site or area on the page the text for all links needs to be understandable when used without a surrounding sentence or button. (W3C WCAG 2.0 2.4, W3C WCAG 2.0 4.1 and W3C WCAG 2.0 3.2).
Alternative navigation elements, such as a bread-crumb bar, sitemap or search facility are beneficial (WCAG 2.4.5).
These techniques may be used to perform the test.
Quick Overview: WAVE toolbar Text Only view or WebbIE view links with Thunder or check with NVDA screen reader
Criteria for this Test
|Non-defined links such as 'click here' or just 'download'.|
|Non-defined links such as 'click here' or just 'download', but with explanatory title attributes.|
|Most links understandable or provided in sentences. May have some duplicates.|
|Links fully appropriate, used throughout the site plus alternative navigation element.|