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101 SharePoint Usability Tips: #70

Accessibility of Images and Links

Written By: Virgil Carroll
Posted: 10/11/2012

Since screen readers look at the HTML of the page it is important to keep in mind the following items:

  • Links or navigation on a page should always use relative URLs (this includes image links)
  • Always set a target on the anchor tag
  • Use a descriptive title that makes sense
  • Images should contain alt text that is descriptive and helpful

In general just be sure that the information a screen reader uses provides helpful information for users to understand what is on the page and why.


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More About Virgil

Virgil Carroll is the owner and president of High Monkey – based in Minneapolis Minnesota. Virgil also wears the multiple ‘hats’ of Principle Human Solutions Architect and SharePoint Architect.

Virgil is one of those rare individuals who can dive deep into technical topics while speaking clearly to the business owners of a project and never forgetting that the end user experience has the highest priority. He calls it using both sides of his brain. Virgil is passionate about leveraging technologies ‘out of the box’ as much as possible with a focus on the strategic use of content to create websites that deliver the right content to the right audience on the right device at the right time. Virgil brings high energy, an ironic wit, and a sense of grounded perspective whenever he speaks to an audience. Virgil regularly speaks at conferences and user groups throughout the United States and occasionally in Europe.

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