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Re: PDFs and NVDA


From: LSnider
Date: Aug 21, 2011 5:42PM

Hi Bevi,

Yes, headings! I havve been making that error all weekend, argh! I know the
difference but for some reason my brain keeps thinking headers. I meant
headings :)



On Sun, Aug 21, 2011 at 1:57 PM, Bevi Chagnon < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Lisa, I think you mean "headings" not "headers."
> They are very different parts of a page.
> To help understand the difference: when you think of a header also think
> of
> its mate, a footer. Headers are running headers (aka page numbers, folios,
> repeating info) that repeat at the top of every page.
> A heading is a headline, subhead, title or something similar that is part
> of
> the body text on a page. Headings are used by assistive technologies for
> quick navigation while headers are usually ignored.
> Similar usage for tables. A table header is the repeating information at
> the
> top and includes the column heads. A table heading falls in within the body
> of the table and acts like a subhead, dividing one portion of a table from
> another.
> In tables, the header is used by assistive technologies to orientate the
> user, while table headings (subheads) are usually read like any other text
> in the table and often confuse the heck out of AT users.
> --Bevi Chagnon
> (former editor and typesetting)