Rule: Consistent labeling of landmarks

Rule ID Navigation 4
Conformance Required
Definition Consistent labeling of landmarks across all pages in a website.
  • One of the fundamental features of the web is the provision of easy access to useful information. Consistent labeling of comparable landmark-identified content across all pages of a website will make it easier for people to find information they are seeking and to navigate between and within pages.
Conformance Required
WCAG Success Criteria

Success Criterion 3.2.4 Consistent Identification

Rule Category Site Navigation
Rule Scope Website
  • Most pages have sections associated with the main, navigation, banner and contentinfo landmarks in your page templates for the website.
  • If the page includes a website search form, use the search landmark.
  • Landmarks only need labels (using aria-label or aria-labelledby) if there is more than one landmark of the same type on a page.
  • If landmarks have labels, use consistent labeling of the landmarks across all pages within the website.
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