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Make the text of a link understandable to all users, including those with disabilities.


Link text should describe the page or download being linked to, clearly, and concisely.

Type the name of the link and make that the clickable link to the URL (web address).

Appropriate Link Text


  • Don’t use "here" or “click here” as link text.
  • Don’t use all capital letters, which is read letter-by-letter by screen readers.
  • Don’t use URLs (web addresses) as link text.
  • Don’t underline text that is not a link.

Inappropriate Link Text