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Re: "read more" links

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From: Elle
Date: Mar 29, 2012 7:21PM


Ryan:

That's what we do, but it doesn't meet AAA requirements or general "good
for everyone" best practice. It's a tough fight to wage, however, with
designers who are concerned with visual real estate.



Cheers,
Elle




On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 9:00 PM, Ryan E. Benson < <EMAIL REMOVED> >wrote:

> > One option is to simply remove the link and have a preceding heading
> > be a link to the expanded content. Most users understand this
> > convention. Another option is to add off-screen, explanatory text to
> > the "Read more" link for screen reader users.
>
> I saw a post somewhere yesterday that does just that. They wrap the
> post title or wording that provides more context in a span tag then
> throw it offscreen. Since the span is still in the anchor, it should
> still grab all of the words if you pull up a link list.
>
> --
> Ryan E. Benson
>
>
>
> On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 7:04 PM, Jared Smith < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> > Ambiguous links are problematic for all users. Everyone must scan
> > before or after the link to determine its function. This is typically
> > more difficult for screen reader users.
> >
> > WCAG 2.0 allows ambiguous links as long as the purpose of the link can
> > be found in the link's context. There is a Level AAA requirement that
> > all links must make sense all by themselves.
> >
> > With all this said, if a "Read more" link is necessary and adding more
> > descriptive text to that link would be clearly repetitive to nearby
> > text, this could actually decrease it's accessibility for most users.
> > One option is to simply remove the link and have a preceding heading
> > be a link to the expanded content. Most users understand this
> > convention. Another option is to add off-screen, explanatory text to
> > the "Read more" link for screen reader users.
> >
> > Jared Smith
> > WebAIM.org
> > > > > > > > > >



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