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Version: WCAG 2.0+
Number: 2.4.8
Level: AAA
Applicability:
  • Page Break Markers
  • Running Headers and Footers
Requirement:

Information about the user's location within a set of Web pages is available.

Guidance:

Purpose

The purpose of this success criterion is to ensure that users can locate their position within a publication regardless of how they reached the destination (e.g., if they follow a link from an index, it should be possible to determine what chapter they are in or what page they are on).

How to Meet

Reading systems typically provide enough information to users about their position within a digital publication without the need for additional markup.

Authors may choose to embed static page break markers, however, as consistent points of reference across reading systems.

Author-provided running headers and footers are generally not supported by reading systems, on the other hand, as they generate their own displays. Authors can provide a meaningful title for each document as a supplement to the running headers.

Additional Information

The following knowledge base pages provide more information about how to address this success criterion for publishing content: