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From: Jonathan Avila
Date: Nov 8, 2017 12:28AM


> A very usable approach would be:
<h2>Video title</h2>
{video goes here}
<p><a href="transcript.htm">Transcript</a></p>
... for each video. There's context there to readily differentiate each video and transcript link.


I would note that the understanding documents for SC 2.4.4 no longer note headings as a way to meet SC 2.4.4. It Identifies options for link context within a sentence, paragraph, list item, or table cell/header, or link text. Preceeding heading is listed as advisory and not as a sufficient technique.
https://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/navigation-mechanisms-refs.html

Jonathan


-----Original Message-----
From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Jared Smith
Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 4:37 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] transcript links

On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 8:54 AM, Sarah Ferguson < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Obviously, we can't have the link "video transcript" under each,
> because then the links would not be unique or descriptive enough.

I think you're over-thinking this. The links *would* be descriptive within the context of the video they follow. This is allowable under WCAG 2.0 at level AA (at level AAA the links would have to be descriptive by themselves). The overhead of significantly lengthy links with lots of repetition would likely be worse than short links that make sense in a programmatic context.

A very usable approach would be:

<h2>Video title</h2>
{video goes here}
<p><a href="transcript.htm">Transcript</a></p>

... for each video. There's context there to readily differentiate each video and transcript link.

Jared