WCAG 3.2.3 Consistent Navigation

Keep your navigation menu placement and order consistent throughout your website.

What to do?

  • Make sure your header and footer menus stay consistent throughout your website
  • Consistency involves placement and order of links, search bars, and skip navigation links


Plain English Explanation

If your page contains a navigation menu (in the header, footer, or both), make sure it is consistent with the menu(s) on other pages of your website. 3.2.3 is getting after predictability.  When it comes to website navigation, we don’t want to switch things up on users. We want them to be familiar with where the search bar is located on our website. We want them to know the order of our navigation menus. We want them to know a skip navigation link is at the very top left of every page on our website.