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


From: glen walker
Date: Mar 16, 2019 3:58PM

> My impression is that the correctness of heading levels has virtually no
effect on task completion or efficiency. By contrast, completion and
efficiency are substantially affected if content is not marked up as a
heading when it should be, or vice versa.

Interesting idea. So you think as long as the main h1 is tagged correctly,
all remaining sub-headings, whether h2, h3, h4, don't really matter what
level they are as long as they're read has headings?

I think that might be slightly true for sighted users too. That is, you
see the main big heading (h1) and then scan/scroll the page to see the
sub-headings to get an idea of what's on the page, but you're scanning
quickly and don't really care if the sub-headings are h2, h3, or h4 or of
different font sizes and weight. But without headings (and their
associated styles) at all, it would all look like plain text and be harder
to scan.