Every website visitor wants to be able to find what they are looking for easily and quickly. This is especially true for people with visual, mobility, or cognitive impairments who may find it more difficult to determine where they are on a website and how to get to where they want to go.
For most website work using CQ5 or NYU Classes, much of the navigational framework is already in place. However, you still need to ensure that navigation and orientation aids such as headings, links, lists, and icons are well designed and organized.
Consistency in the interface and information design means people can learn how to use your site and apply what they know across all the pages of your site. Inconsistency in approach can be particularly disruptive for people who use assistive technology, such as screen reader or screen magnification software.
If you provide a useful navigation aid on more than one page, make sure it’s consistently presented in appearance and position each time you use it. When using platforms like CQ and NYU Classes, much of the interface is provided by the platform. The information hierarchy, or layout of page content, also supports wayfinding.