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Re: Seeking best practice on heading & landmarks in single-page web apps


From: glen walker
Date: Nov 21, 2018 3:22PM

> I am reluctant to implement headings [for] purely navigation [purposes]

I agree with you that visually hidden headings shouldn't be added just for
navigational purposes. If a heading is important, it should be there for

If there are no logical places to put headings, then don't force them in.
If you have landmarks (with labels), even if they're not used, then it
sounds like your page organization is good. Navigating by landmarks, even
if not popular, is a very powerful tool. I don't think users appreciate
them enough, perhaps because they haven't been implemented well in the
past. I use them fairly often, but I know what they are. Casual web and
screen reader users might not be familiar with them.