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The navbar provides context through globally accessible menu options.


  • Availability of navbar items to assistive technology requires the use of aria-controls.
  • Navbars must be contained in <nav> elements with unique accessible labels for each navigational element on the page, if there’s more than one.
  • The name of each item should include the attribute role="button".
  • Provide a label for all menu items that can be read by assistive technologies. You may use visually-hidden text or add an aria-label to each menu item. If you need the menu item name to be translatable, use visually-hidden.
  • Provide alt text for product logo.
  • Provide tooltips for icons.
  • Provide logical tab sequence.

“Skip to Main Content” Link

  • This link bypasses header links and ‘skips’ to the screen’s main content.
  • Provides increased usability for people using screen readers or keyboard navigation.
  • This link is invisible until it receives keyboard focus via the Tab key.
  • “Skip to main content” wording explains best where people are navigating to. Example:
    <div><a href="#main">Skip to main content</a></div>

skip to content screenshot

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