3.2.3 - Consistent navigation

The intent of this success criterion is to encourage the use of consistent presentation and layout for users who interact with repeated content within a set of web pages and need to locate specific information or functionality more than once. Individuals with low vision who use screen magnification to display a small portion of the screen at a time often use visual cues and page boundaries to quickly locate repeated content. Presenting repeated content in the same order is also important for visual users who use spatial memory or visual cues within the design to locate repeated content.

Ways to meet the criterion

Ensure that sets of web pages have consistent layout in order for people to be able to quickly find information. Ensure that users are able to PREDICT where they can find things on each page such as:

  • navigation elements
  • footer
  • breadcrumbs
  • search

Supported general and HTML techniques to meet the criterion: