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Re: link only saying "click here"


From: Nancy Johnson
Date: Oct 29, 2014 11:40AM

'Click Here' is one of the most used link text out there. It is often
added by content managers or small site owners who are unaware of
accessibility checkpoints.

Our team maintains the technology on our sites, I do my best to make
sure everything technologically meets WCAG 2.0 AA. I also do
accessibility audits and mark this type of issue as not meeting
checkpoint 2.4.4. Because we are technology and not content, I
cannot change the link text.


On Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 12:36 PM, Krack, Joseph@DOR
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> 2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context): The purpose of each link can be
> determined from the link text alone or from the link text together with
> its programmatically determined link context, except where the purpose
> of the link would be ambiguous to users in general. (Level A)
> Joe
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> Susan - FSA, Kansas City, MO
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> Subject: [WebAIM] link only saying "click here"
> Hi Listers,
> Here is the link for the description of this. My tester tells me this is
> a tripple A requirement. I can't believe this. Is there some other
> double A level requirement which could be sited?
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2014/NOTE-WCAG20-TECHS-20140916/F84
> Susie Stanzel
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