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Re: Does WCAG require headings start at 1?


From: glen walker
Date: Jul 23, 2021 5:38PM

I don't think anyone disagrees with you. We all push for proper headings.
But the original question was whether it failed WCAG, and it doesn't.

That doesn't mean it doesn't fail usability.

On Fri, Jul 23, 2021 at 5:28 PM L Snider < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> 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.