[html5] Using <section> and <h1> ? Theoretical?

Bruce Lawson brucel at opera.com
Wed May 14 10:38:37 PDT 2014

On 14 May 2014 18:20, Brian Tremblay <webmaster at tsmchughs.com> wrote:
> The two pages are identical in content, and identical in markup except
> for one thing: foo uses <h2>, <h3>, etc.; bar uses <h1> nested in
> <section>. Someone visits each page. Practically speaking, how is her
> experience with foo different from that of bar?

most assistive technologies allow users to move between levels to get
a mental model of the hierarchy of information on a page: for example,
one of the big screenreaders allows the user to press "2" to move
between h2 headings, "3" to move between h3 headings

66% of screenreader users navigate like this.

 On /bar.html there is no such hierarchy.

See this video by a blind web developer called "Importance of HTML
Headings for Accessibility"

Bruce Lawson

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