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RE: Use of headings

From: Jamal Mazrui <Jamal.Mazrui@fcc.gov>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2005 10:45:13 -0400
Message-Id: <8C0103F2896CF143AA78F20B29FF281F0717B407@p2pxmb03.fccnet.win.fcc.gov>
To: "Janet Perkins Corbett" <Perky@uwyo.edu>, <webaim-forum@list.webaim.org>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

In my opinion, the single most helpful thing you can do for a screen
reader user is to place the first page heading at the start of the main
content of the page, after any section of navigation links.  A screen
reader user can then quickly jump over navigational links, when not
needed, and get to the unique contant of the page.  Additional page
headings are also helpful for skipping among subsections of content
within the page.

Hope this helps,
Jamal

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Sent: Monday, May 02, 2005 8:37 PM
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Subject: Use of headings 



Hello 

Our university is implementing Sungard-SCT's Luminis portal software,
we're in the development stage.  My role is to ensure that our
implementation is as accessible as it can be. There is much to be
desired about the entire software package, but one thing that I thought
might be do-able is to encourage the use of headings in channels. Here's
my question: do screen reader users depend much on the headings list?  

The current list of headings is empty for most pages. 

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


Janet Perkins Corbett
Wyoming INstitute for Disabilities
http://wind.uwyo.edu/  
(307)766-2506
perky@uwyo.edu
Received on Tuesday, 3 May 2005 15:48:27 GMT

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