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


From: Hoffman, Allen
Date: May 3, 2011 12:48PM

I'd only add that inconsistent or senseless header change will affect
different users of screen readers in different ways, there really is no
"correct" answer. It wouldn't rise to a 508 technical failure in
general, unless it really makes a page absolutely un-navigable, or would
require such user memory to make reliance on the headers for navigation

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeevan Reddy [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Tuesday, May 03, 2011 1:53 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] H1 to H4 titles sub titles....

Hi Nancy,
Find out wether that H4 is used for Content or template.
if it is used for template elements, it's not a big worry. if not, it'll
a a problem for screen reader users.
Follow the below Standards for using H1-H6:
1 Use H1 or H2 For different sections in the content.
2 Use H3 or H4 as nested headings for different sections of content.
3 Don't skip the headings more than one order. That is if you used H2
use H3 or H4 as nested headings, not to use H5 or H6.
4 Follow the consistancy across the web site, you can use H1 as content
header, in other pages you can use H2 or at max H3, but not H4.
5 use H4, H5, and H6 for other than content sections. i.e for template

As your title suggests, it is not violation as per Section 508 is
but it is certainly a problem for screen reader users.

On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 7:55 PM, Nancy Johnson < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

> 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
> Will this be a problem for screen readers?
> Thanks in advance,
> Nancy