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Re: why don't accessibility checkers find non-distinguishable links?


From: Angela French
Date: Nov 30, 2016 12:48PM

I mean two exactly worded links that go to different places. Here is a great example. I'm trying to determine the best way to restructure the page. http://www.sbctc.edu/colleges-staff/my-employment/faculty-salary-surveys.aspx

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From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 11:30 AM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] why don't accessibility checkers find non-distinguishable links?

Do you mean non-distinguishable links in a text block (violation of 1.4.1), or do you mean links pointing to different places with identical link text and no programmatically determined context (2.4.4)?
I did a recent test of SiteImprove and found that it reported a surprising amount of false positives (including the fact that it reports WCAG 2.0 A, AA and AAA issues by default and only your project administrator can customize to exclude AAA).
Not dizzing a tool here, just pointing this out as a possible explanation for what you are seeing, and that you should carefully verify whether this is a real problem or a false positive.

On 11/30/16, Angela French < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Can anyone tell me why accessibility checkers would not be finding
> Non-distinguishable links?
> Our CMS uses achecker and it doesn't find them. WAVE doesn't either.
> We are piloting Siteimprove and it found 143 page with them. Ugh.
> Angela French
> Internet/Intranet Specialist
> Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
> 360-704-4316
> www.sbctc.edu<;http://www.sbctc.edu/>;
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> >

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