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Re: advice on page with Non-distinguishable links


From: Beranek, Nicholas
Date: Nov 30, 2016 10:55AM

Hi Angela,

This is assuming that you are following level AA and not AAA. If you have a look at SC 2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context), you'll find the following sufficient technique: H33: Supplementing link text with the title attribute. Therefore, if you add a title attribute to each link and include the year as its value, then it will satisfy this success criterion.

Another technique that is not included as a sufficient technique is using the heading itself as the context for the links, or even the name of the region or landmark in which it's contained. I would like to ask others what their thoughts are about this. If that is deemed sufficient, then you have already satisfied it.


Nick Beranek
Digital Accessibility Team

On 11/30/16, 12:39 PM, "WebAIM-Forum on behalf of Angela French" < <EMAIL REMOVED> on behalf of <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

I'm looking for some advice on how we might be able to remedy the Non-distinguishable Links errors on a page I'm working on.

The page consists of Year headings and underneath each year is a set of links to documents. These documents are titled the same for each year:

* Introductions

* Enrollments

* Selected Programs

* Student Progress and Success

* Etc.

This results in numerous link labels that are the same but go to different destinations. Short of adding the year to each link label, is there another way to handle this? Adding the year would seem to add unnecessary visual and aural redundancy.


Angela French
Internet/Intranet Specialist
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

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