Accessible Links



Using descriptive text in links helps people with dyslexia, cognitive disabilities and people who rely on screen readers to scan for important content.

Well-defined links also make content more discoverable and easier to navigate for all.


How to


Be descriptive

  • Write link text so that it describes the content of the link target. The purpose of the link should be clearly displayed.
  • Avoid using link text like, ‘click here’ or ‘read more’. 
  • Links should make sense out of context since tabbing from link to link is a way of skimming content with a screen reader. Use phrases like, “Chat with an agent”, “Services and resources”, or “Sign up to receive our newsletter.”
  • Note the document type in the link, for example, ‘Proposal Documents (PDF)’.

State Agency Planning Resources

IT Accessibility Planning Guide

The IT Accessibility Planning Guide website is made available only to state agencies for the purpose of providing guidance, tools and updates that are relevant only to state agencies and their unique statutory requirements. The Technology Accessibility Program team (TAP) has made every effort to provide similar, relevant resources available to local government entities (see Local Government Resources).

Contact: oit_accessibility@state.co.us

Local Government Planning Resources

Accessibility Planning for Local Government, 2023 (Google Slides)

This presentation is designed to help local government teams understand their responsibilities and provide basic guidance for planning and operationalizing accessibility. Similar guidance can be found on the Accessibility Planning Core Criteria webpage.

  • Colorado Laws for Persons with Disabilities
  • Planning tools and guidance
  • Links to more information and resources

Contact: oit_accessibility@state.co.us