Same Link or control Text Goes to Multiple Destinations

Archived Issue

Current Iteration of Issue

Current Iteration as Reference

Short Description

The same name is used to identify multiple links or controls that in actuality reference disparate destinations

Long Description

  • It can be confusing when more than one link or control with a different URL or function has the same name, because it is unclear to the user if they have the same or a different destination or function.
  • Screen reader users have the option to navigate through a page by going from link to link or control to control, skipping the text and other kinds of controls in between. When a user only reads the name of a link or control, there is nothing to help differentiate between two links or controls with the same name.

Example of Issue

Recommendations

Accessibility/Usability

Accessibility
Usability

Impacted Assistive Technology

Screen Reader
Screen Magnifier

Impacted Type of Device

Computer
Mobile