Rule: search landmark: restrictions

Rule ID Landmark 14
Conformance Required
Definition The search landmark must only contain region landmarks.
  • A search landmark identifies a form on the page used to search for content across the entire website.
  • For search landmarks containing more than one search option and where each option can be represented as its own section, use region landmarks to identify these sections.
  • Ensuring that the landmark structure of a page is not overly complex enables users of assistive technologies to more easily find and navigate to the desired content.
Conformance Required
WCAG Success Criteria

Success Criterion 1.3.1 Info and Relationships

Rule Category Landmarks
Rule Scope Element
  • Website search options should be top-level search landmarks (e.g. not contained in other landmarks).
  • Include a role="search" attribute on an element that contains all of the search form controls.
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