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Aug 26, 2011, 15:16 #1
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'Click here' best practice?
Hi -- recently, I've started to help maintain a website geared towards helping recently-arrived immigrants (ESL classes, social service referrals, etc.).
The website is scattered with links that say 'click here' -- normally, I would remove those and try to incorporate links directly into the text, but some of the potential users are at a very basic computer level (as in, "how do I use a mouse" and "how do I use Microsoft Word" level) and might be unfamiliar with the internet.
I was wondering if removing the "click here" links might confuse part of our user base -- is it better to keep them, or is there a better way of writing links that isn't as clunky but is equally clear?
Are there any accessibility guidelines available about writing websites for absolute beginners? All the ones I've encountered seem to assume that the user has at least a nominal understanding of how to use the internet.