Section headings are used to organize the content.
*”Heading” is used in its general sense and includes titles and other ways to add a heading to different types of content.
Testing & RemediationHow to test: Open up your website and begin evaluating each page to ensure there is a heading that exists for each section. How to remediate: Add a heading to each section of your webpage. You can use HTML heading elements <h1> through <h6>. In addition, you an include ARIA role=heading markup.
Questions and Answers
Not necessarily, but there are a few things that you need to make sure of:
- The page should be using the proper semantic elements. This means things like header, nav, aside, etc.
- All headings and page content should flow in a logical order. H1 > H2> etc.
- Without styling, elements should still be in the order they are intended to be read or listened to.
Nearly all elements can be given focus, and have their focus order changed using the 'tabindex' attribute. Elements on a page will be given focus in the order of their tab index. W3 Schools has a great explanation of tabindex here.
To navigate a website with the keyboard, you can start by hitting the tab key. You should see an indicator on the element that has focus. If it is a link, you can hit enter to go to it. While going forward through the tab keys is done with tab, going backwards can be done by hitting the shift key in addition to the tab key. When it comes to various input elements (radio buttons, select boxes), the arrow keys can be used on them once the element has focus.
This question depends on a number of factors including size of site, desired level of conformance, your developer's understanding of accessibility techniques, etc. Accessible Web is here to help. Reach out and we can discuss your site specifically.