Accessible Navigation and Links
Navigation and Link Tips
- Try to give all your pages a navigation link in the main menu (where it makes logical sense).
- This will generate the breadcrumb trail that will allow users to go back to parent pages if they are on the wrong page.
- Avoid having links open in a new window.
- Avoid link text such as "click here"; instead, try to use text that would make sense out of context.
- BAD: To get more information click here. In this example, "click here" is meeaningless out of context.
- GOOD: Get more information here. In this example, "more information here" could possibly make sense out of context of the paragraph it is in.
- GREAT: Get more information on accessibility. The link text here makes sense when out of context with the rest of the page as meaning can be derived from the linked text.
- Enter a title for your links in the "Title" field when creating a link.
- If you are opening the link in a new window, ensure that you make it clear that the link will open in a new window.
- This can be done by repeating the text of the link in the Title field described above and then stating that the link opens in a new window.