Provide multiple ways to reach page Accessibility Checkpoint


Provide two or more ways to reach each page: via links, search, a site map or table of contents.


You should provide a link labeled ‘Site Map’ or ‘Sitemap’ or the equivalent in your language, or a search option on every page, or links to all pages from the home page.

Applicable standards

Note: This checkpoint applies to sets of pages, or depends on content in linked pages, so never fires for single page scans. Section 508 Refresh (2017) checkpoints are equivalent to WCAG 2.0 level A and level AA checkpoints.

Change history

  • 6.50 Oct 2023 Fixed false positive.
  • 6.47 Dec 2022 Further detection improvements.
  • 6.41 Jul 2021 Improved detection.
  • 5.36 Jan 2020 Fixed false positive. Changed rule ID from AccWcag1-13.3.1 to AccPageMultipleWays.
  • 5.3 Sep 2013 Detect on non-English sites.
  • 5.2 May 2013 Fixed false positive on single page sites.
  • 3.5 Dec 2009 Don’t look for site map links in PDF files.
  • 3.0 Dec 2008 Now triggers WCAG2 issue.
  • 1.0 Feb 2007 Added.

This page describes a web site issue detected in HTML documents by SortSite Desktop and OnDemand Suite.

Rule ID: AccPageMultipleWays