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To create a better experience for users, write meaningful link text that indicates the link's destination and/or provides a description of the content being linked to.
 
To create a better experience for users, write meaningful link text that indicates the link's destination and/or provides a description of the content being linked to.
  
i.e.: If you were to just see the link, would you know the web page it connects to?
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====Accessibility Reasorces====
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*[https://www.evergreen.edu/accessibility Evergreen's Guide on Accessible Technology ]
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*[[Accessibility_Help|Accessibility Help Page ]]
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*[[Tips_for_Providing_Barrier-Free_Access|Tips for Providing Barrier-Free Access]]
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*[[Accessibility_Software|Accessibility Software]]
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*[[Accessibility:_Where_to_Go_for_Help|Accessibility: Where to Go for Help]]
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*[[Optical_Character_Recognition|Optical Character Recognition]]
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====Canvas Accessiblility Checklist====
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*[[Accessibility_Checklist|Accessibility Checklist]]
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*[[Utilizing_Headings|Utilizing Headings ]]
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*[[Inadequate_Color_Contrast|Inadequate Color Contrast]]
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*[[Utilizing_Descriptive_Text|Utilizing Descriptive Text]]
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*[[Proper_List_Format| Proper List Format]]
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*[[Alt_Text_and_Captioning|Alt Text and Captioning ]]
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*[[Accessible_Video|Accessible Video]]
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*[[Create_an_Accessible_PDF|Create an Accessible PDF]]
 
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Latest revision as of 12:47, 15 November 2017


How to write meaningful descriptive text.

To create a better experience for users, write meaningful link text that indicates the link's destination and/or provides a description of the content being linked to.

i.e. If you were to just see the link, would you know the web page it connects to?

For Example:

Accessibility Checklist by UW versus http://www.washington.edu/accessibility/checklist/.


Descriptive text for embedded videos

INCORRECT: A YouTube link that does not utilize descriptive text will appear like this on the page:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFjMY9weYRA


CORRECT: A YouTube link that does utilize descriptive text that will display like this on the page:

The Evergreen State College celebrates the Class of 2017