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From: McMorland, Gabriel C
Date: Aug 28, 2013 1:34PM


Oh, good point. The idea that you might have missed something or that a feature might be inaccessible is such an important accessible design concept. I've often wished I had a word to sum up this concept. Do you have a word for this?
Users can lose time on a wild goose chase for phantom content they believe is missing, or misinterpret available information because they assume content is missing. I have also given up on tasks when I assumed they were inaccessible, only to later discover that I could complete the task but didn't have proper instructions or context.

With all that in mind, I never really paid attention to what level of heading tag I was reading. I always just jump from heading to heading to skim page content or get back to something that I need. You have a good point, though.


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From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Lucy Greco
Sent: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 3:26 PM
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We always try to keep headers in order to keep the screen reader users from hunting for what they might have missed. But mostly because we like good semantic structure. I am also a screen reader user and I do find it a little off setting when the first thing I hit on a page is a h3 or h5 witch yes does happen. I try and teach proper structure at least on the home page to keep people from looking for what they might have missed. Yes today it's not as important as it was say 5 years ago but I am stuck in my old ways and don't think things should start at 4 or 5. I do not mind the nab being at a 2 and then a 1 but starting a page at 3 always makes me wonder. And then there is always the argument of the web search hits smile Lucy Lucia Greco Web Access Analyst IST-Campus Technology Services University of California, Berkeley
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[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of McMorland, Gabriel C
Sent: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 12:18 PM
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Who is affected by the out of order headers? Is it a visual experience issue?

I'm a blind JAWS user, and I'm very interested in your anser.