Testing for Links using the Functional Accessibility Evaluator

Overview

The Functional Accessibility Evaluator (FAE) is an online tool that you can use to analyze web pages in accordance with HTML Best Practices under WCAG, Section 508, and the Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act.

You can register for a free account to run sitewide reports and save those reports.

Weakness

FAE Currently does not automatically check for any of the rules for links.

Rules Evaluated with this Technique

Rules evaluated with Functional Accessibility Evaluator
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Link text content must indeicate the target of the link.

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Link text should be meaningful when taken out of context; therefore, links that point to different URIs should be unique.

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An image that is the entire content of a link should be at least 16×16 pixels in size.

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The text content of a link should be at least 4 characters in length when rendered graphically.

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The alt text for images that are part of links should not be the same as the text content of the link.

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The first link on a page should be a skip navigation link.

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Internal links need to set tabindex=-1 for compatibilty with Internet Explorer.

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Small links should not be placed close together.