7. Hyperlinks - ELA Hub

Make sure hyperlinks are easy to recognise for sighted learners.


2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context) (Level A) covers some of the regulations around hyperlinks, but does not cover making them visually clear.

What can I do?

  • Make hyperlinks visually clear to your learners.
  • The best way to do this is by using underlining, which is the default in many software packages.
  • You could also use colour if you meet colour contrast regulations, but this could still cause problems for colour blind learners.
  • You could also use a different font size, but this could still cause problems if the hyperlinks are then confused with a heading style.


  • All sighted learners will benefit from being able to easily recognise hyperlinks in your eLearning resource.

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