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Level AAA − WCAG 2.0 Success Criterion 2.4.8 − Location

Provide a way for the users to determine their location within a website at all times.  For example, use "breadcrumbs" so that users will be able to quickly determine where they are within a website.

Before Rectification

A webpage sample containing no indication of a user's whereabouts in the site hierarchy.

In the example shown above, there is no way of knowing where you are within the website. For a user who is visually impaired, it is very easy to get disorientated whilst navigating a website.

After Rectification

A webpage sample containing a breadcrumb trail to indicate location.

In this example, notice how a "breadcrumb" trail is included. This allows users to always know where they are within the website.

WCAG 2.0 Reference:

http://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/navigation-mechanisms-location.html