People using screen readers may skim a page by jumping from link to link. Using "click here" for your links does not convey any useful information. Links should:
- Be brief and meaningful.
- Provide information, even if read out of context.
- Explain what clicking the link offers.
- Not deal with the mechanics of the site.
- Not be a verb phrase.
- Be two to five words at most.
Link examples (link shown in bold)
Bad: For more information, please email the Help Desk.
Better: For more information, please email the Help Desk.
Bad: Please click here to request car rental discount codes.
Better: Request car rental discount codes.
Bad: Follow us on Twitter here.
Better: Follow us on Twitter.
Bad: To view the CEAS building map, click here.
Better: View the CEAS building map.