3 · Link Target Definitions
Where links are used for menus and navigation or to send users to a different site or area on the page the text for all links needs to be understandable when used without a surrounding sentence or button. Navigation elements, such as buttons, should have the correct role assigned to them. Alternative navigation elements, such as a breadcrumb trail, sitemap or search facility are beneficial. Use of link target icons should be consistent, familiar and labelled appropriately to be fully accessible.
Outcomes and Scores
This test has 4 possible outcomes.
|Embedded links fully appropriate and all interactive elements have accessible names.||100%|
|Most links understandable or provided in sentences. May have some duplicates. Button or icon links also have accessible names.||67%|
|Non-defined links such as 'click here' or just 'download', but with explanatory title attributes.||33%|
|Non-defined links such as 'click here' or just 'download'. Icon or button links fail to indicate activation||0%|
The results of this test are taken into account when calculating accessibility scores for the following disabilities.
The following technique may come in handy when running this test.