1. Government Frontend Component Guide
  2. Download link

Download link

A link with a file download icon

For usability the provided link text should indicate the file type and size of the download.

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How it looks (preview all)

How to call this component

<%= render "components/download-link", {
  href: "/download-this"
} %>

Accessibility acceptance criteria

The download icon must:

  • be presentational and ignored by screen readers

Links in the component must:

  • accept focus
  • be focusable with a keyboard
  • be usable with a keyboard
  • indicate when they have focus
  • change in appearance when touched (in the touch-down state)
  • change in appearance when hovered
  • be usable with touch
  • be usable with voice commands
  • have visible text
  • have meaningful text

Other examples

Custom link text (preview)

<%= render "components/download-link", {
  href: "/download-map",
  link_text: "Download Map (PDF)"
} %>