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Re: navigation and accessibility - is the back button enough?


From: Sandy Feldman
Date: Aug 22, 2018 8:28AM

2.4.8 is what I was looking for.

I can't think of a more effective way to lose someone in a web site than
not to provide navigation. Expecting everyone, including people with
cognitive disabilities, to just remember where they were and go back
seems unrealistic to me.


On 2018-08-22 10:21 AM, Meacham, Steve - FSA, Kansas City, MO wrote:
> That's a tough one for me. I don't know if 3.2.3 would be the issue, but I'd be concerned about 2.4.8 - location. It's a AAA.
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> Subject: [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!
> Sandy
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