Accessibility Checking for Large Sites

Rocket Validator integrates axe-core version 4.1, which currently checks 91 accessibility rules, into an automated web site scanner.

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Ensure that links with the same accessible name serve a similar purpose

Ensure that links with the same accessible name serve a similar purpose.

This rule is important because the intention is to to help users understand the purpose of each link in the content, so they can decide whether they want to follow it. Best practice is that links with the same destination would have the same descriptions, but links with different purposes and destinations would have different descriptions (see also Success Criterion 3.2.4 which calls for consistency in identifying components that have the same functionality). Because the purpose of a link can be identified from its link text, links can be understood when they are out of context, such as when the user agent provides a list of all the links on a page.

Learn more about this accessibility rule at Deque University >>