Navigation should be logical, meaningful, and intuitive. This means that it should be clear to users where they are on a webpage, any action that they take should be met with a predictable reaction (e.g., a user can hover over a link without opening it, and can click on a link to open it), and they should be able to fully navigate a page using only the keyboard.

CEL Accessibility Guidance (derived from WCAG 2.0) Addressing the Use of Navigation:

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  • Key Terms

    1. Must means do things in the manner described exactly.
    2. Should means do things in the manner described unless there is a good reason not to [i.e., instructor has other needs].
    3. [Supplementary information] is provided in square brackets.