Links are used to “link” a visitor from one area to another. Link options include:

  1. Internal: a page with whitman.edu
  2. External: a page outside of whitman.edu
  3. Asset: opens or downloads a file
  4. Anchor: a section on the current page
  5. Email: opens the vistor's email program

When Linking Text

When creating links for text, follow the guidelines below:

  1. Select “Internal”
  2. Enter the page name or page xID number. Locating a page’s ID.
  3. (Optional) Enter a short description of the where the link leads to
  4. Select “Open in this window/frame”
  5. (Optional) Select a "style class" to add to the link

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  1. Select “External”
  2. Enter the full url of the external web page
  3. (Optional) Enter a short description of the where the link leads to
  4. Select “Open in this window/frame”
  5. (Optional) Select a "style class" to add to the link

  1. Select “Asset”
  2. Enter the asset name or asset aID number. Locating a asset’s aID.
  3. (Optional) Enter a short description of the where the link leads to
  4. Select “Open in this window/frame”
  5. (Optional) Select a "style class" to add to the link

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Please visit whit.mn/webrequest or contact webteam@whitman.edu for assistance with Anchor links.

  1. Select “E-Mail”
  2. Enter the email address
  3. (Optional) Enter a short description of the where the link leads to
  4. Select “Open in this window/frame”
  5. (Optional) Select a "style class" to add to the link

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Linking Text Accessibility Guidelines

The college is commited to meeting Federal laws regarding website accessibility. To help reach as many visitors as possible while providing them with the best experience possible, the following are guidelines for creating accessible content when working with links.  

1. Link text should make sense out of context without the surrounding sentence, paragraph, etc.

Why? Screen reader users typically do not have their screen readers speak the entire page top to bottom. Instead the skim the page and screen readers often pull out links without the surrounding sentence or paragraph.

Avoid: Seniors can view the schedule of required exams for more details.

Consider: Seniors can view the schedule of required exams for more details.

2. Link text should be descriptive and not repeated on the page.

Why? Speech recognition software allows users to speak the text of the link they would like to follow. If multiple links on the page have similar text, the experience of using the software may be confusing or cumbersome.

Avoid: For more information on the class, click here 

Consider: More information on the class

Avoid: To access the class schedule, click here

Consider: Access the class schedule

Linking Assets Guidelines

When creating links for assets, follow the guidelines below:

Images — updating

Documents — updating

  • Checking pdf accessibility — updating

The Web Team uses Adobe's .pdf Checker

https://www.adobe.com/accessibility/products/acrobat/using-acrobat-pro-accessibility-checker.html