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Overview

WCAG 2.4.4. states that the purpose of each link should be determined from the link text alone, or from the link text and its context. URLs should be masked with text that succulently communicates to the user what they will view if they visit the link.

Compliance Notes:

  • Do not mask links with sensory language (i.e., “click here for instructions” or “find more information below”)
  • Re-word “Click Here” language by referring directly to the item being linked. For instance, instead of “Click here to view the full meeting minutes,” change the link text to “View the full meeting minutes.”
  • Replace directional language such as “View the document linked to the right” or “View the graph to the left.”

Instructions

  1. Navigate to the page with abbreviated text
  2. Ensure that Live Edit Is On
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  3. Click inside the Editor Widget
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  4. Left-click on a regular link to view the link edit menu
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  5. Choose the center (Edit Link) button
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  6. Fill in fields
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    • URL: View the destination
    • Text: Create front-facing text
      • Note: Change the text to comply with WCAG 2.4.4. and alert users to the purpose of the link.
    • Open in new tab: Select to open the link in a new tab
      • Recommended for external links.
    • Note: To mask an email, input an Email Address as the URL and the word email and then the recipient name.
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  7. Click Update
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  8. View the link
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  9. Click the Green Checkmark to exit the Editor
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  10. Click Save at the top of the page
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