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Re: Is NVDA using the wrong type of widget (tree) to show the headings on a page?


From: Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Date: Mar 15, 2019 11:27PM

Yes, it is a bug, or maybe a feature, of NVDA that when you bring up
the headings the levels are not even announced.
I personally think heading levels are somewhat overrated, I've even
seen claims that incorrect or missed heading levels have made pages
unusable, I can't buy that, annoying yes, confusing, sometimes,
unusable, no.

I've carried out some usability testing with screen reader users and I
admit I was surprised to see how little attention was paid to heading
I am in no way saying the levels don't matter, they do, and users
shuld take more advantage of well structured headings, but I am
curious why NVDA does not list heading levels in their headings view
and can only come to the conclusion they didn't think it important.

On 3/15/19, glen walker < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Part of the problem is that NVDA does not announce what level of heading it
> is (in the dialog). It won't say an h2 is a "heading level two". It's
> relying on the level in the tree. So you have an h2 and an h1 that are both
> the same level in the tree and since the heading level isn't announced,
> they sound like the same heading level. That just feels like a bug.
> > > > >

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