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Re: Is it ok to have many "Read more" in one page?


From: Jared Smith
Date: May 25, 2012 11:02AM

On Fri, May 25, 2012 at 10:46 AM, Rabab Gomaa wrote:

> I always thought read more links require more description or should be avoided especially when they are many in a page. What do you think?

Such links can pose problems for all users. Everyone must scan before
or after the link to determine the true meaning and function of the
link. "Read more" links are allowable under WCAG 2.0 for Level AA
conformance because their meaning "can be programmatically determined"
(e.g., it's in the previous paragraph or heading, though this actually
doesn't really do much for true accessibility). Such links would not
be Level AAA conformant.

> Do you see adding a descriptive title in this case can be an acceptable solution?

Not really. The title attribute would generally be ignored by screen
readers and would not be available to keyboard users, touch screen
users, etc.

You could make the links more descriptive ("Read more about X") and
this would solve the issues. If the previous heading provides the link
context and is also a link to the full article, this can be very

With all this said, "Read more" links are a common convention. While
not optimal for anyone, the impact on accessibility is relatively
minor (and also rather easy to address).