Screen readers are often set to summarize a page by jumping through the list of links.
Below: This is what the patron hears on our Danube page. "Here" links are highlighted.
Linking text, or Linked text is text you click to go somewhere.
Screen readers can be set to read the list of links on a page. If the linking text is meaningful, the links provide highlights and a networked context.
For even more efficiency, a patron can jump to one of the links because they want that resource fast!
Do you feel as though I wasted your time with the saver file? Ha! One of these days someone will interrupt you by spilling coffee all over your desk and you'll thank me.
Springshare's asset functionality makes well-formatted lists. Do use it!
But the description field is not a WYSIWYG. To correct meaningless linking text in the description field, you will have to understand the HTML.
Purchase the book <a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Danube-Cultural-Landscapes-Imagination/dp/0199768358">here</a>.
"Purchase the bookis not linked; it comes before the link.
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Danube-Cultural-Landscapes-Imagination/dp/0199768358>is the opening link tag (aka a-tag).
hereis the inadequate linking text
</a>is the closing a-tag
Purchase the book and paste it after the opening link tag. The linking text will be
(To cut and paste, use the right-click menu or use the shortcuts: Control + X (cut) and Control + V (paste).
Open a tab with the underlying HTML:
Open a search box.
Paste in each of these in turn:
You are looking for places where "Here" or Click here" is the only text in the link.
>Click here for more information about government documents in Franklin</a>
In the underlying HTML, the actual page content starts near the bottom. About 7/8 of the code is taken up by the header and scripts.