If you wish to use text to link to Directgov, you should describe Directgov in this way:
Directgov - widest range of government information and services online
You can use the following source code for this link:
"Directgov - advice on jobs, travel, tax & benefits, health, education, pensions and housing in the UK">Directgov - widest range of government information and services online</a>
"Directgov - advice…": this text is read by speaking browsers and is visible to users when their mouse hovers over the link. It will also help search engines by associating words with Directgov
As well as the text above, you can use one of the following graphics as a visual link to Directgov. You can download the graphic by (for Windows PCs) clicking the right-mouse button and selecting ‘Save Picture As…’ or (for Macs) clicking the Control key and the mouse button and selecting ‘Download Image to Disk’.
The source code for the link should look something like this:
"Link to Directgov - widest range of government information and services online" /></a>
"_blank": this will open Directgov in a new browser window
"***": you will need to insert the size of the graphic in pixels; this will help the page load more quickly
"[file_path/file_name.gif]": you will need to insert the file path and name of the graphics file
"Link to Directgov…": this text is read by speaking browsers and is visible to users who have turned their graphics off. It will also help search engines by associating words with Directgov
Please do not reduce the size of these graphics as it will make the text unreadable
You should not seek to associate Directgov with your site or any non-Directgov content. Nor should you suggest any endorsement or approval by Directgov of you, your website or any non-Directgov product or content.
We do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. Our pages must load into a user's entire window. Nor should you insert any graphic into, or play audio content over, Directgov content, nor allow a pop-up to appear simultaneously with Directgov content.
We do not permit a website to link to Directgov if it contains material which is libellous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene, or is in any way a breach of the laws of England and Wales or infringes any third party intellectual property rights.
If we contact you to remove your links to Directgov, you must do so immediately.
If you need any further information about linking to Directgov please contact us through the link below.