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Use: Best practice
The telephone component captures the many variations of phone numbers displayed on

By default, va-telephone components are clickable with a link and accept a value of 3 or 10 digits, however, props can be added to provide them with an extension, make them non-clickable, and have an international phone number indicator.

The va-telephone component also follows the guidelines set for phone numbers.



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Three Digit Number

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Not Clickable

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Aria Described By

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Vanity Number

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When to use va-telephone

  • When a phone number is to be shown on a page.

When to consider something else

  • The link text is not a phone number.

How to use va-telephone

  • Add a 3 or 10 digit phone number to the component to have it formatted correctly for usage in a page.
  • If the phone number should have an extension, be non-clickable, or represent an international number, additional props can be added to accommodate.
  • For TTY numbers, pass the tty boolean prop to have appropriate indicators in the link text and the aria-label.

Code usage

Attributes and Properties

Property Attribute Type Default Description
contact contact string 3 or 10 digit string representing the contact number
extension extension number Optional phone number extension
international international boolean false Indicates if this is a number meant to be called from outside the US. Prepends a "+1" to the formatted number.
notClickable not-clickable boolean false Indicates if the phone number can be clicked or not
tty tty boolean false Indicates if this is a number meant to be called from a teletypewriter for deaf users.
vanity vanity string Optional vanity phone number. Replaces the last 4 digits with the vanity text input


Name Description
component-library-analytics The event used to track usage of the component. This is emitted when clicking on an anchor link.

Accessibility considerations

  • By default an aria-label will be created based off of the context entered into the component and will be formatted as a combined phone number parts within the label separated by periods, e.g. “800-555-1212” becomes “8 0 0. 5 5 5. 1 2 1 2”
  • If the non-clickable prop is enabled aria-hidden="true" will be added to the span element containing the number and a sr-only css class will be added to the span element displaying the number in the aria-label format as shown above.
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Last updated: Jul 27, 2022