Link purpose (in context)

Where ICT is non-web software that provides a user interface, it shall satisfy the success criterion in Table 11.23.

Table 11.23: Software success criterion: Link purpose (in context)

The purpose of each link can be determined from the link text alone or from the link text together with its programmatically determined link context, except where the purpose of the link would be ambiguous to users in general.

NOTE 1: In software, a "link" is any text string or image in the user interface outside a user interface control that behaves like a hypertext link. This does not include general user interface controls or buttons. (An OK button, for example, would not be a link.)

NOTE 2: This success criterion is identical to the WCAG 2.0 Success Criterion 2.4.4 Link purpose (in context), replacing both "web page" and "page" with "software" and with the addition of note 1 above.

Testing methods

Type of complianceInspection
  1. The ICT is non-web software that provides a user interface.
  1. Check that the software does not fail the Success Criterion in Table 11.23.
Result Pass: Check 1 is true
Fail: Check 1 is false

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