NAVIGATION-08: Provide more than one way to locate a web page in a set of pages.
How to test
- Determine whether the site has either a search facility or a sitemap, which is available or linked-to on every page.
- Assess whether all the site content can be found using one of these methods.
- Pages that can’t be directly accessible for security reasons (but if some pages require login status, these pages should still appear in search results or the sitemap when the user is logged-in, unless there’s a clear reason not to).
- Pages that can’t be directly accessible because they’re steps within a process (e.g. pages within a checkout flow).
- Search results pages that can’t be directly accessed without performing a search.
- Very small sites in which every page is linked from every other page.
How to fix
Implement a search facility or sitemap to make it easier for users to find individual content pages within the site. This should be available or linked-to on every page.
Related Standard: 2.4.5 AA
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