All technologies that include links.
This technique relates to:
- Success Criterion 3.1.3: Unusual Words (Sufficient using a more specific technique as a way to meet G101: Providing the definition of a word or phrase used in an unusual or restricted way)
- Success Criterion 3.1.4: Abbreviations (Sufficient as a way to meet G102: Providing the expansion or explanation of an abbreviation)
The objective of this technique is to make the definition of a word, phrase, or abbreviation available by providing the definition, either within the same Web page or in a different Web page, and establishing a link between the item and its definition.
Links are a powerful option for providing access to the definition of a word, phrase, or abbreviation. A user can use the link to find the definition quickly and easily, and then return to his place in the content via the user agent's Back button.
Technical terms and abbreviations in an article about sports injuries are linked to definitions in a medical dictionary.
A textbook contains a glossary of new vocabulary words introduced in each chapter. The first occurrence of each of these words is linked to its definition in the glossary.
A general glossary of abbreviations is provided. All occurrences of abbreviations are linked directly to the appropriate definition within that glossary.
The word jargon is linked to its definition in the WCAG2 Glossary.
The word "modulo" is jargon used in Web content about mathematics. A definition for modulo is included within the Web page. Each occurrence of the word modulo is linked to its definition.
A Japanese idiom is linked to its definition. This example uses a link within the page to navigate to the definition of an idiomatic expression.
<p>...<a href="#definition">さじを投げる</a>...</p> <h3>脚注：</h3> <dl> <dt id="definition" name="definition">さじを投げる</dt> <dd>どうすることもできなくなり、あきらめること。</dd> </dl>
For each word, phrase, or abbreviation to be defined:
- Check that at least the first instance of the item is a link.
- Check that each link navigates to the definition of the item.
- Checks #1 and #2 are true.