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Compliance Data & User Impact

User Impact: Critical

100% Complete

Disabilities Affected:

  • all users

WCAG Version:

WCAG Levels:

  • A

WCAG Guidelines:

Solution Techniques:

Automated Test Accuracy:

uTester Severity:

DRRSAG Designations:

  • description

How to Fix the Problem

Add text within the <a> element, use an ‘aria-label’ attribute that identifies the purpose of the link without needing additional context.

The Algorithm, in Simple Terms

Engine scans visible links for inner text or aria-label attribute

Why Is it Important?

Users who use assistive tools, such as screen readers rely on a descriptive information to detect the content and controls.

Code Example

<label for="text">Try this link</label>
<input id="id_example_text" type="text" value="try it out">

Additional Information

Relevant Technologies: HTML4, HTML5, and XHTML documents that contain links.

This element perfoms as a container, and has no functionality. This container may contain another elements that has functionality or logical role.

Ignore this issue if this element has an alternative that performs the same and overrides the content of this element.

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