I actually disagree with this.
Originally Posted by samanime
I don't think "Click here to read more" gives any extra information about where the link is clicking through to.
Have you guys ever used a screen reader?
Sighted people have the ability to screen a page in a second or so, that way they get a rough idea of what's presented to them.
The way blind people screen through a page is mainly with 2 shortcuts in the screen reader: one brings up all the headings (hence the importance of using Headings tags properly) and the other one brings up links.
So if they end up with a list such as "click here, click here, click here to read more, click here for more info, click here for details", it doesn't help really.
I think a good way to do it is to have:
The whole thing is a link but not everything has to be underlined.
<a href="#"><span>Click here</span> to read more about the Nokia E61i</a>.
Another way is to use "invisible text". This is something that should be use quite often for screen readers.
It would be something like this
So the bit within the span class="invisible" is off screen and only screen readers will pick it up.
<a href="#">Click here <span class="invisible">to read more about the Nokia E61i</span></a>.
anyone agrees? disagrees?