Introducing seven of the most common yet easy-to-correct blog accessibility errors…
Sin 1: Using “Click Here”
Why is “Click Here” an Accessibility Sin?
Individuals with sight impairments using text-to-speech screen readers can have the software scan for hypertext links. However, oftentimes, the destination of the hyperlink is difficult to determine.
Individuals with mobility impairments navigate using only the keyboard often use the Tab key to move from link to link. Simple yet meaningful link text allow individuals to choose the links they want to follow.
How to Absolve this Sin?
Write hypertext links that are informative when read out of context. For example, instead of writing “To download the ebook, click here” where “click here” is the hyperlink, consider writing “Download the ebook” where the three-worded phrase is the hyperlink.
If “Click here” is absolutely necessary as a call-to-action, consider writing “Click here to download the ebook” as the hyperlink.
For more tips and tricks on how to easily make you blog more accessible, check out the Blog Accessibility Mastermind.