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Re: Question: link text / accessible name


From: Peter Weil
Date: Aug 23, 2021 6:21PM

Can you point us to an example page? The labeling of the institution links does sound a bit misleading, but seeing all of this in context would be helpful.

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> On Aug 23, 2021, at 5:24 PM, Jeremy Echols < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> We have what we call collection landing pages, and on those we describe metadata about the collection, such as the institution. The institution is a link to search our entire site for digital assets from the same institution, so if you clicked on "University of Oregon", it would take you to a search for all objects from UO.
> The link text is just the university's name, which seems a bit iffy to me. The nearby context tells you it's the institution, but I still don't know if that is enough. But the page it takes you to is very directly related to what this site cares about: a search of digital objects, in this case the search results as filtered by the given institution. So I feel like this might be a fine label. But I am not sure. I plan to err on the side of "it's what everybody sees, so I won't call it out." But does that seem correct?
> On the individual asset pages we do a lot of the same stuff, but for more facets: creators, subjects, etc. Each facet has a link to do a search for all items in our repository. The confusion seems to me to be there no matter how capable a person is (I personally didn't realize what the links did until I followed one, and I'm supposed to already know this), so is it an accessibility pass?
> Secondly, next to these links, there's an "i" link. That is, an icon with the letter "I" in it, used to imply "more information". These take you to the term as defined by an external authority. For instance, if you clicked on the "i" next to the subject "Dwellings", you would find yourself at the Library of Congress Subject Headings entry for dwellings<https://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85040193.html>.
> I have absolutely no idea what the accessible label for this "i" icon should be. Any help would be appreciated.
> As a side note, are emails with linked text bad for accessibility? I chose to do an embedded link rather than spelling out the URL because that seems like it would be worse.
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