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Re: Use of headings

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 03 May 2005 01:57:51 +0100
Message-ID: <4276CC8F.5000808@splintered.co.uk>
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Janet Perkins Corbett wrote:
> Here's
> my question: do screen reader users depend much on the headings list?  

Do you, as a sighted user, rely on quickly scanning a page visually by 
finding the bits of text that are larger or otherwise more prominent 
than the rest of the text to get an idea of structure?

Flippant answer, perhaps...but I hope it gets across that it's a yes.

> The list of links yields something like the following: focus minimize
> focus minimize focus minimize delete focus minimize delete j a dash sig
> homepage 

Which of course makes no sense whatsoever. At the very least, these 
links should provide some contextual information...*WHAT* am I focussing 
or minimising?

Sounds like you've got your work cut out to get the portal even to basic 
WAI WCAG A or Sect 508. Then again, when I hear the word SCT mentioned, 
I'm not surprised...

Patrick H. Lauke
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