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


From: Sailesh Panchang
Date: May 2, 2011 12:03PM

Well even for S508, if the page has "headings" i.e. text styled to
appear like headings or images of text that appear like headings, I
will argue that h-markup is required to comply with S508 functional
performance criteria.
Section 1194.31 provides functional performance criteria for overall
product evaluation and are also intended to ensure that the individual
accessible components work together to create an accessible
1194.31 (a) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval
that does not require user vision shall be provided, or support for
assistive technology used by people who are
blind or visually impaired shall be provided.
In effect, compliance with the performance criteria of �1194.31
is the test for Equivalent Facilitation.

So if h-tags are added to the doc, they should be as per specs:
consistent and correctly nested.

On 5/2/11, Nancy Johnson < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Hi,
> We are producing a site and part of my job is to see if the htmls and
> frontend javascript jquery the design company provided is 508.
> The heading on one page goes from an H1 designation to an H4 designation,
> Will this be a problem for screen readers?
> Thanks in advance,
> Nancy