Why “Click here” or “Learn More” Are Wrong
Almost since the inception of the internet, “Click here” or “Learn More” have become standard call to actions. For most users, they make sense, but for visually impaired users they don’t.
Why is this?
Imagine for a moment that you are visually impaired and you are using a screen reader to navigate a particular page, then you stumble into a ‘Learn More’ call to action, even more than one. The reader reads these calls as written by the web developer or content editor. You’ll be left confused.
According to criterion 2.4.4 of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines ‘The purpose of each link can be determined from the link text alone’. But Click here or Learn More don’t mean anything on their own. Except for one exception.
Sadly, far too many websites have these type of calls to action and won’t make sense to vision impaired users.
A web developer trained on web accessibility knows how to create accessible links. Demand accessible links from your web developer or simply contact us at Edu Net Solutions for an accessible website that is compliant with today’s and future guidelines as well as legislation.
I’m aware that for most people this example may be hard to grasp, so I’ve uploaded two images, the first one is incorrect and the second one is correct. Who was familiar with this accessibility rule? Please leave your comments below.