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Section 508 ICT Testing Baseline

23. Multiple Ways

Accessibility Requirements

  • WCAG SC 2.4.5 Multiple Ways – More than one way is available to locate a Web page within a set of Web pages except where the Web Page is the result of, or a step in, a process.

Test Method Rationale

This baseline requires a manual check for multiple techniques to locate a web page.

Limitations, Assumptions, or Exceptions

  • Exceptions: web pages that are the result of, or a step in, a process are not included in this test.

Baseline Test ID: 23.1-MultipleWays

Identify Content

Web page within a set of related Web pages.

Test Instructions

  1. Check that the page provides two or more ways to locate a Web page within a set of web pages. [SC 2.4.5]
    These may include (but are not limited to) techniques such as:
    • site maps
    • site search
    • tables of contents
    • navigation menus or dropdowns
    • navigation trees
    • links between pages

Test Results

If the above check fails, then Baseline Test 23.1-MultipleWays fails.

Advisory: Tips for streamlined test processes

  • Additional techniques for locating a Web page may be available beyond those listed in the test instructions.

WCAG 2.0 Techniques

The following sufficient techniques and/or common failures were considered when developing this test procedure for this baseline requirement:

Contact the ICT Baseline Working Group


Related Projects

The Baseline Alignment for Web is being developed to aid in determining if a test process aligns with the ICT Baseline for Web.