Navigation and Orientation - Section 2 (of 6)
All visitors need to be able to locate the information they require with ease and confidence.
For each page, visitors need to know where they are on the site and what their options are.
- Consistency is key for accessibility and usability in general (see DES 1.1.)
- Clear unambiguous links are required.
- Clear indications of location of the current page in the site are necessary to ensure visitors can explore with confidence.
- Appropriate in-page navigation should be provided to make it easy to get to relevant related pages.
- Additional navigational options should be provided to suit different styles of browsing.
In this section:
- DES 2.1 - Provide effective navigation based on recognised conventions
- DES 2.2 - Provide additional navigational aids
- DES 2.3 - Make links meaningful
- DES 2.4 - Allow the user to easily bypass information
- DES 2.5 - Create a logical tab order through the page
Poor navigation is often the cause of poor accessibility and poor usability.
The majority of fixes are straightforward to achieve.
Watch a screen reader user navigate through a well structured and correctly coded page.
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Poor navigation is often the cause of poor accessibility and poor usability. The majority of fixes are straightforward to achieve.