Utilizing Descriptive Text

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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:


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