3 · Link Target Definitions
Web 2.0 Services
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. Navigation elements, such as buttons, should have the correct role assigned to them. Alternative navigation elements, such as a breadcrumb trail, sitemap or search facility are beneficial. Use of link target icons should be consistent, familiar and labelled appropriately to be fully accessible.
This test has 4 possible outcomes.
|0%||Non-defined links such as 'click here' or just 'download'. Icon or button links fail to indicate activation|
|33%||Non-defined links such as 'click here' or just 'download', but with explanatory title attributes.|
|67%||Most links understandable or provided in sentences. May have some duplicates. Button or icon links also have accessible names.|
|100%||Embedded links fully appropriate and all interactive elements have accessible names.|
This test aims to provide coverage of the following sections of best practice.
|WCAG 2.0||2.4||Provide ways to help users navigate, find content, and…||More Info|
|WCAG 2.0||2.4.5||Multiple Ways||More Info|
|WCAG 2.0||3.2||Make Web pages appear and operate in predictable ways.||More Info|
|WCAG 2.0||4.1||Maximize compatibility with current and future user…||More Info|