When you create a hyperlink in your document, use text that describes what users will see when they click on it. Never use "Click Here," "Here," or long URLs.
To create a self-describing link in Microsoft Word, select the text that you wish to link, then right-click on the text or click on the Insert tab and select Hyperlink. Type or paste the URL in the Address field.
Examples of good link text:
Examples of bad link text:
- Click here for a list of Accessibility Shortcourses
- UM Accessibility homepage
Screen reader users can pull up a list of links on a page and navigate through that list. The link text should be able to stand alone independently of its context. Links like "click here" and "more" are meaningless out of context.
- The link text should describe where the user will be taken. For example: UM Accessibility homepage
- If you wish to include the URL for users who may print the document, place the URL in parenthesis next to the self-describing link, right-click the URL, and select Remove Hyperlink. Example: UM Accessibility homepage (http://www.umt.edu/accessibility)