H69: Providing Heading elements at the beginning of each section of content



This technique is referenced from:

How to Meet Success Criterion 2.4.1

User Agent and Assistive Technology Support Notes

Home Page Reader, JAWS, and WindowEyes all provide navigation via headings and provide information about the level of the heading. The Opera browser provides a mechanism to navigate by headings. Additional plugins support navigation by headings in other user agents.


The objective of this technique is to demonstrate how using the heading elements, h and h1 - h6, to markup the beginning of each section in the content can assist in navigation. Most assistive technologies and many user agents provide a mechanism to navigate by heading elements by providing keyboard commands that allow users to jump from one heading to the next. Using heading elements to markup sections of a document allows users to easily navigate from section to section.


Example 1...