Interactive Academy | Accessibility - Add meaningful link text

21 Mar 2019

As you may be aware just-in-time training is offered from within the Sitemorse service. It provides interactive support for your content production staff with context based information 'movies' answering the questions specifically related to the action 'Add meaningful link text'. For more information on our Academy, please visit

Based on what corrections are required, one-to-one training is delivered directly to staff. Instant training, in manageable 2 or 3 minutes sessions. Training is recorded, as is the progress - allowing you to continue your improvement and demonstrate ongoing adjustment.

In this session, Helen Grimbly takes you through the action ‘Add meaningful link text’. Link text is used to describe a link used on a page. 

Covered in this session:

  • Understanding link text
    • Why this is important?
  • The reporting of corrective actions related to ‘Add meaningful link text.’.
  • How to view and managing corrective action.

By using meaningful link text users accessing your site via a screen reader can access a correct description of the link.

Helen will be looking at this action from the content editor priorities page which includes the top 10 pages to action. This page is designed for content owners, you can scroll through the pages and see the actions listed below each page.

Take a look at the W3C information on this action 'F84 - Failure of Success Criterion 2.4.9 due to using a non-specific link such as "click here" or "more" without a mechanism to change the link text to specific text.' Further details can be found at;