Information about the user’s location within a set of Web pages is available.

Testing & Remediation

How to test: Open your website, navigate to an internal page and verify that there is a way for the user to understand their current location within the website. Things to look for include breadcrumb links, parent page identifiers, well formatted titles, etc. How to remediate: If you are not providing information about the user's location within the website, add in functionality that will do so (most commonly: breadcrumbs, parent page identifier, title, etc.).

Questions and Answers

How do I change the order the elements on my page are given focus?

Nearly all elements can be given focus, and have their focus order changed using the 'tabindex' attribute. Elements on a page will be given focus in the order of their tab index. W3 Schools has a great explanation of tabindex here.

How do I navigate a website with my keyboard?

To navigate a website with the keyboard, you can start by hitting the tab key. You should see an indicator on the element that has focus. If it is a link, you can hit enter to go to it. While going forward through the tab keys is done with tab, going backwards can be done by hitting the shift key in addition to the tab key. When it comes to various input elements (radio buttons, select boxes), the arrow keys can be used on them once the element has focus.

How long does the accessibliity process take?

This question depends on a number of factors including size of site, desired level of conformance, your developer's understanding of accessibility techniques, etc. Accessible Web is here to help. Reach out and we can discuss your site specifically.