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WCAG 2.0 AA Compliance

Guideline 2.4

Provide ways to help users navigate, find content, and determine where they are.

Most accessible browsing programs have several ways of navigating through a page using the identification of special tags such as header tags and anchor tags. This guideline instructs you and your developers on how to use these tags properly to conform to WCAG standards.

  • Section 2.4.1: A mechanism is available to bypass blocks of content that are repeated on multiple Web pages.
  • Section 2.4.2: Web pages have titles that describe topic or purpose.
  • Section 2.4.3: If a Web page can be navigated sequentially and the navigation sequences affect meaning or operation, focusable components receive focus in an order that preserves meaning and operability.
  • Section 2.4.4: The purpose of each link can be determined from the link text alone or from the link text together with its programmatically determined link context, except where the purpose of the link would be ambiguous to users in general.
  • Section 2.4.5: 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.
  • Section 2.4.6: Headings and labels describe topic or purpose.
  • Section 2.4.7: Any keyboard operable user interface has a mode of operation where the keyboard focus indicator is visible.


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