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Re: [EXTERNAL] heading question


From: chagnon@pubcom.com
Date: Dec 16, 2019 8:55AM

Same as Michele, but going back further before digital typesetting and
desktop publishing.
A consistent hierarchy of heading levels has been required in the editorial
and publishing worlds for well over 100 years. Hierarchy helps convey the
information to everyone.
Essential for some, beneficial for everyone.

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McGehee, Michele
Sent: Monday, December 16, 2019 10:36 AM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] [EXTERNAL] Re: heading question

I started in desktop publishing back in the 1990s, and heading structure was
important then and continues to be for both visual and nonvisual people.
Document structure helps convey the information in a meaningful and
structured presentations that guides the person through the information for
both print and web. I would push back and say that heading structure is very
important and though not all users rely on it now, if there was more
consistency, we could change that trend. We can make it easier for all users
to understand our information in a way that is meaningful and useful. It
sure doesn't harm users.

My two cents....