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Re: - DHS Trusted Tester test conditions: Headings


From: Hayman, Douglass
Date: Feb 16, 2022 9:03AM


(Scratching my head)

What exactly does "exposed" mean in this case?

If you were running NVDA and did Insert+F7 would it show nothing in terms of headings in the Elements list? That would mean there were no headings, yes?

And if there were available to sighted users something that looked like Headings, perhaps due to varied font sizes, then those users could visually scan the page and go to their desired location quickly while a screen reader user would have to slog through the whole page, top to bottom.

Doug Hayman
IT Accessibility Coordinator
Information Technology
Olympic College
(360) 475-7632

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From: WebAIM-Forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> > On Behalf Of Claire Forbes
Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2022 7:42 AM
Subject: [EXTERNAL] - [WebAIM] DHS Trusted Tester test conditions: Headings

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Hello! I'm needing some clarity based on DHS Trusted Testing/testing conditions:

ANDI and WAVE tools are not detecting any headings on any of the pages of a web-based training course, even though they are visually apparent - I marked this as non-compliant (pictured above) and got the below reply from the client that has me scratching my head and confused. Is there any validity to this?
"...The actual test condition (per DHS 508 standards, is IF the HTML programming code is exposed (on an HTML page), then the <h> tags must be properly coded. However, per DHS, if the HTML code is not exposed, then the test condition is not applicable."

Per the Trusted Tester Test Process document, under item 1.3.1-heading-determinable:
Evaluate Results:
If ALL of the following are TRUE, then the content PASSES:
1. Each programmatically determinable heading is serving as a visual heading on the page, AND 2. Each visual heading is programmatically defined.

Claire Forbes
Project Control Specialist

Victor 12, Inc.
174 West Comstock Avenue Suite 104
​Winter Park, FL. 32789

Tel: 407-612-6011 x119
Fax: 407-985-1980
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