I ran my page through the wave scanner in chrome and got 'suspicious link text' as a warning. My question is this... how specific do I need to make the text? If I go over the top and make it super specific it goes away but seems very bloated. Is there another way I can get rid of this warning?
A good rule of thumb to follow is that all links should still make sense if the text immediately surrounding it is taken away. Take the following for example. You can learn more about this by reading the article here. The only left would be 'here' which doesn't make any sense alone. If we change the sentence structure and the link text a bit we can get something completely different. You can read this article to learn more. What would be left now is 'read this article' which seems rather self-explanatory. If you click the link you will read an article.
Applicable Success Criteria
- 1.3.1 Info and Relationships Level A
- 1.3.2 Meaningful Sequence Level A
- 1.3.3 Sensory Characteristics Level A
- 2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context) Level A
- 2.4.9 Link Purpose (Link Only) Level AAA
- Guideline 1.3 - Adaptable
- Guideline 1.4 - Distinguishable
- Guideline 2.4 - Navigable
- Principle 2 - Operable
- Principle 1 – Perceivable