Web Accessibility Basics

Bad Hyperlink Text Example

HTML code snippet:

<a href="https://www2.gmu.edu/focused-your-future/lights-camera-action-mason-alum-creates-own-film-festival"/>https://www2.gmu.edu/focused-your-future/lights-camera-action-mason-alum-creates-own-film-festival</a/>.

This may not be bad for the average person reading your web page. Play the audio file below to see how the previous sentence sounds to a screen reader user:

Screen Reader Testing Activity:

Turn on NVDA. Press the down arrow key to move through the web page. What is announced when it encounters the hyperlink?