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Re: [External Sender] navigation and accessibility - is the back button enough?


From: Beranek, Nicholas
Date: Aug 22, 2018 7:55AM

Hi Sandy,

I think that SC 2.4.5 Multiple Ways is more appropriate here:

"More than one way is available to locate a Web page within a set of Web pages except where the Web Page is the result of, or a step in, a process."

As you mentioned, SC 3.2.3 is for when navigation is repeated on multiple pages in the same relative order (e.g. same position relative to others). Since no navigation is present, then it does not apply.

I hope that this helps!

Nick Beranek
Capital One

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Subject: [External Sender] [WebAIM] navigation and accessibility - is the back button enough?

hey all,

I am hoping someone can help me figure out if 3.2.3 Consistent Navigation applies here.

A section of a site has a landing page with five links on it -

"About us" is the landing page, and it has links to

  * who we are
  * what we do
  * mission
  * values
  * history

Click any of these links and you get to a page with *no* links to any of the other "About us" pages. The only way to go through all five links is to click the back button and go back and forth.

Does this count as inconsistent navigation? It's really missing navigation. Navigational mechanisms are NOT being repeated on multiple Web pages. Is there some other WCAG guideline that applies? Is this actually ok?!

thanks so much!

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