Accessibility Checking for Large Sites

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Since screen reader users cannot otherwise determine the structure of the document, styled p components must not be utilized to represent headings.

The fundamental goal of headers is to communicate the page’s organizational structure. Using varied text sizes allows sighted readers to see the structure. However, heading components must be marked up properly for screen reader users.

When header components are used correctly, both sighted and screen reader users will find it much simpler to traverse the page.

Users of screen readers can navigate between headings in the same manner that sighted users might skim a page to gain a sense of its contents. Users, especially those who use screen readers, can save a ton of time and stress by using well-written, logically-arranged headings.

Headings serve to explain the organization of the webpage, not only to draw attention to key text. They must be succinct, distinct, and numbered h1 through h6 in hierarchical sequence. For screen reader users, headers are a useful tool because of all of these characteristics.

Users of screen readers can navigate between headings in the same manner that sighted users might skim a page to gain a sense of its contents. Users, especially those who use screen readers, can save a ton of time and stress by using well-written, logically-arranged headings.

Due to the fact that search engines use headings when filtering, arranging, and showing results, headers offer advantages beyond just making a page more accessible. Making your website more searchable is another benefit of making it more accessible.

What this Accessibility Rule Checks

Verifies that paragraph components are not given the appearance of headers by using italic, bold, or font size.

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