2.14 Provide information about the general layout of a site
WAI checkpoint 13.3
Full WAI text: "Provide information about the general layout of a site (e.g., a site map or table of contents)." Provide an overview of the site structure that summarises the contents and organisation of the site.
An overview of the site structure and content makes navigation easier. For example, site map or table of contents makes navigating to key sections of the site easier than browsing through pages. It is sometimes assumed that users build "mental maps" of site structures in their heads by browsing through sections. This is not the case. Most people do not want to invest time figuring out how your site is structured. At best, they will remember no more than a handful of the pages they visited and the relationship between those pages.
A table of contents or site map can help people who have become confused or disoriented, to review the contents and continue navigating.
Directions and Techniques
Include a site map or table of contents
The site map should provide an overview of the key sections of the site and some indication of the content or functionality contained in those sections.
How you could check for this:
There are no specific test methods recommended for this guideline.