Web users, especially users with disabilities, depend on web pages being predictable. If navigation is consistent from page to page within a website, this makes it much easier for screen reader users, screen magnification users, and others to find particular items within the navigation.
Also, all users have adopted a variety of methods for finding content on websites. Some people prefer to use search, others prefer navigation menus, and others prefer site maps. For some users, the choice might be dictated by a particular feature’s ease of use. For example, some users with disabilities might find that it’s easier to use search than to operate a dropdown menu. In order to address the diverse needs of all users, multiple means should be provided for finding content on your website.
WCAG 2.1 Success Criteria
The issues described on this page, and associated Techniques pages, map to the following success criteria in the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1: