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Re: H1 to H4 titles sub titles....


From: Jared Smith
Date: May 2, 2011 10:39AM

On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 10:10 AM, Jukka K. Korpela wrote:

> I cannot see anything in Section 508 rules that would regulate the use of
> headings. The clause that comes closest is "(d) Documents shall be organized
> so they are readable without requiring an associated style sheet."

One could interpret "(o) A method shall be provided that permits users
to skip repetitive navigation links." to be met by providing a logical
heading structure. This does not require headings by any means, but if
a page has a proper heading structure, is this an adequate "method"
for skipping repetitive navigation?

I would say that it is, but only for users of technology that
facilitates heading navigation - for now, primarily screen reader
users. For sighted keyboard users, standard browsers do not *yet* (for
some inexplicable reason) provide navigation by headings, so we
prescribe a more universal "method" (generally a "skip" link) to
provide this functionality.

Jared Smith