I am wondering if links on my website need to specify in a screen reader if they are external or remain on the same page?
I've checked WebAIM and their footer links only state the name and if it is a link in a screen reader, i.e.: "About" reads as "About link" in Jaws and their Twitter link also reads as "Twitter link" and not "Twitter external link". All the links stay within the same tab even links to external websites.
Or is this just something that is required in level AAA? I am just looking for clarification.