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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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'''i.e. If you were to just see the link, would you know the web page it connects to?'''
  
 
===For Example:===  
 
===For Example:===  
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*[[Optical_Character_Recognition|Optical Character Recognition]]
 
*[[Optical_Character_Recognition|Optical Character Recognition]]
 
====Canvas Accessiblility Checklist====
 
====Canvas Accessiblility Checklist====
*[[Utilizing_Headings_Within_Canvas|Utilizing Headings Within Canvas]]
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*[[Accessibility_Checklist|Accessibility Checklist]]
*[[Inadequate_Color_Contrast_Within_Canvas|Inadequate Color Contrast Within Canvas]]
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*[[Utilizing_Headings|Utilizing Headings ]]
*[[Utilizing_Descriptive_Text_Within_Canvas|Utilizing Descriptive Text Within Canvas]]
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*[[Inadequate_Color_Contrast|Inadequate Color Contrast]]
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*[[Utilizing_Descriptive_Text|Utilizing Descriptive Text]]
 
*[[Proper_List_Format| Proper List Format]]
 
*[[Proper_List_Format| Proper List Format]]
*[[Alt_Text_and_Captioning_Within_Canvas|Alt Text and Captioning Within Canvas]]
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*[[Alt_Text_and_Captioning|Alt Text and Captioning ]]
 
*[[Accessible_Video|Accessible Video]]
 
*[[Accessible_Video|Accessible Video]]
 
*[[Create_an_Accessible_PDF|Create an Accessible PDF]]
 
*[[Create_an_Accessible_PDF|Create an Accessible PDF]]
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[[Category:Accessibility]]

Latest revision as of 13:47, 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