What does this mean?
Screen reader users will see links on a page listed without context, so you should ensure the same link text is not used to point to different web addresses.
For example:More help
<p> Learn the latest about our products: <a href="/products/news">News</a> </p> <p> Learn the latest about our services: <a href="/company/news">News</a> </p>
To a screen reader who is listing links, they will only hear:
These links appear to be the same, but they both behave differently.
One solution, which doesn't require the page design to change, is to add an
aria-label for each link:
<p> Learn the latest about our products: <a href="/products/news" aria-label="Product news">News</a> </p> <p> Learn the latest about our services: <a href="/company/news" aria-label="Company news">News</a> </p>
Which will be heard as:
- Product news
- Company news
To pass this checkpoint, make sure that links which point to different pages
have distinct text inside them, or that they specify ARIA labels (
aria-label), or they use hidden text only visible to screen readers
<span class="sr-only">...</span>) to distinguish them from each
If links point to the same page (e.g., they redirect or use tracking parameters, but are functionally equivalent to the user) you can ignore this issue.
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