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NYU LibGuide Accessibility

A comprehensive resource for achieving digital accessibility best practice for NYU Libraries Research Guides.


Links are contextual

  • The display text for a link should let the user know what the link will take them. (All links in this guide are contextual, for example.)
  • The text should be informative enough that a user would still know what the link was even if there were no context around it. 
  • Screen reader users may select to hear a list of all the links on a page.


Best Practice: Create Reusable Link Assets

  • Use the “Link” option instead of just making a hyperlink in the regular text. The Link feature will create a reusable asset. Be sure to include the following:
    • Description
    • Select “show description under item”
    • Select the open lock icon for open access materials

LibGuide Help Center Resources:



  • Embed link in contextual text
  • Make it concise
  • Make it descriptive

Example: To learn more about how to format links within LibGuides, review the Springshare hyperlink documentation.


  • Using, "click here," "read this," or "info"
  • Pasting the full URL into the guide

Bad example: or click here for information on hyperlinks

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