Same link text goes to different pages Accessibility Checkpoint


Several links on a page share the same link text, but go to different destinations.


Make the link text unique for each target, or add additional text using aria-label.

Applicable standards

  • WCAG 2.0 (Success Criteria: 2.4.9 level AAA)
  • WCAG 2.1 (Success Criteria: 2.4.9 level AAA)
  • WCAG 2.2 (Success Criteria: 2.4.9 level AAA)

Note: This checkpoint applies to sets of pages, or depends on content in linked pages, so never fires for single page scans.

Change history

  • 5.38 Jul 2020 Improved detection.
  • 5.36 Jan 2020 Changed rule ID from AccWcag1-13.1.3 to AccHtmlLinkTextReused.
  • 5.24 Dec 2016 Updated to October 2016 version of Techniques for WCAG 2.0.
  • 5.9 Jun 2015 Handle non-standard image tag.
  • 5.3 Sep 2013 More precise identification of affected lines.
  • 5.2 May 2013 Reports which browsers are affected by this issue.
  • 5.0 Oct 2012 Added.

This page describes a web site issue detected in HTML documents by SortSite Desktop and OnDemand Suite.

Rule ID: AccHtmlLinkTextReused