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Link and Button Names

When there are multiple links with the same text, it becomes difficult for screen reader or voice recognition users to distinguish them. Some common scenarios include:

  • “Read more” links at the end of each article
  • “Edit,” “View,” and “Delete” actions in a list or grid

The solution is to use ARIA descriptions (not hidden text) to append additional text to the accessible name of each link or button.

You can also add a title attribute to provide a tooltip for sighted users. However, the tooltip alone doesn't meet accessibility requirements, so you should use the title attribute in addition to the ARIA description.

accessibility/common_issues/link_names.txt · Last modified: 2023/10/31 11:58 by scl

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