Links do not have a discernible name

Links do not have a discernible name

Appears in: Accessibility audits

Link text that is discernible, unique, and focusable improves the navigation experience for users of screen readers and other assistive technologies.

How this Lighthouse audit fails #

Lighthouse flags links that don't have discernible names:

Lighthouse audit showing links do not have discernible names

The Lighthouse Accessibility score is a weighted average of all the accessibility audits. See the Lighthouse accessibility scoring post for more information.

Similar to buttons, links primarily get their accessible name from their text content. Avoid filler words like "Here" or "Read more"; instead, put the most meaningful text into the link itself:

Check out <a href="">our guide to creating accessible web pages</a>.

Learn more in Label buttons and links.

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