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Accessible Links in Documents
There are some easy-to-follow guidelines on creating accessible links in documents. If you’ve become accustomed to just pasting a URL into a Word document, these extra steps will make a world of difference for people using assistive technology. Creating Accessible Links It is always a best practice to create links in your authoring document. With that said, the first part of this article will focus on creating links in Microsoft Office. Rule #1: Hyperlink Text should be Descriptive The hyperlink text should be the destination or results of clicking on the link. Put another way, stop making “click here” a hyperlink in your documents. Failure: Click here to visit the Broward County website and find your commissioner. Success: Visit the Broward County website to find your commissioner. Rule #2: Use ScreenTips in Microsoft Office Links ScreenTips provide added information about why someone should click on a link. They will show up when a user hovers on a link or tabs to …
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