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Re: Does WCAG require headings start at 1?


From: L Snider
Date: Jul 23, 2021 5:28PM

I take a whole different view, and ignore WCAG. Everyone I have known
who uses a screen reader every day wanted a Heading 1 on the page at
the top and as the first heading. So I always advise clients to do
this...Plus, for me, headings were given numbers to indicate
importance, otherwise what is the point of the numbers? People who are
blind, Deaf-Blind and low vision have told me over the years that they
have to figure out what the developer or content person was trying to
do, and they have enough barriers thrown at them every day on social
media platforms, websites, documents, etc. I do many things that
aren't WCAG, including checking for colour blindness combinations,
since we have had simulators since 2000.

Others do things differently than me.



On Fri, Jul 23, 2021 at 4:40 PM Krista Greear
< <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Perhaps this question is a bit silly but I'm looking for confirmation -
> Is there any where in the WCAG that says that web page headings need to
> start with an h1? There are numerous examples on the W3's site that have
> headings start with an h2.
> Thanks!
> --
> Krista Greear
> Accessibility and Inclusivity Crusader
> ATHEN Executive Council Vice President
> Access Technology Higher Education Network <https://athenpro.org/>
> > > >