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Re: Does WCAG require headings start at 1?


From: Barry
Date: Jul 29, 2021 7:47AM

Hi Glen

Yeah, sorry about that. It may have drifted a little with the conversation, but I wouldn't say it was totally off topic. My example was to demonstrate that WCAG, which I believe Googles Lighthouse uses for its algarythms, does not require that headings start at one.


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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Does WCAG require headings start at 1?

Totally off topic from the original post but scanning the H&M site is a good example of how scanners can't find everything. Notice all the language names on the page? None of them have the LANG attribute (WCAG 3.1.2).

And just to sidetrack even more, here's a fun tongue in cheek article about perfect lighthouse scores - https://www.matuzo.at/blog/building-the-most-inaccessible-site-possible-with-a-perfect-lighthouse-score/

On Thu, Jul 29, 2021 at 3:20 AM Barry via WebAIM-Forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> A classic example of a site that follows WCAG and gets 100% on Google
> Lighthouse is H&M, but the headings are all over the place. Two h1s
> and skipping from h1 to h3 on the landing page, and no h1 at the start
> of content with only h3s on the home page.
> https://www.hm.com/entrance.ahtml?orguri=%2F
> Cheers
> Barry