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Hiding Headings

From: Vivienne CONWAY <v.conway@ecu.edu.au>
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2012 12:31:13 +0800
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Hi all

I'm looking for some advice about the WCAG 2.0 compliance issue of hiding headings.

While the only reason I can (so far) see for hiding the headings is to not clutter the design, I can't see much benefit in the technique.  Now, does it pass 1.3.1. in that how can you see if it demonstrates the structure of the document if you can't see them.  In the case I'm looking at, you can list them with NVDA or JAWS, and you can see them when you turn off CSS.

In your opinion, does it pass 1.3.1 and 2.4.6?


Vivienne L. Conway, B.IT(Hons), MACS CT, AALIA(cs)
PhD Candidate & Sessional Lecturer, Edith Cowan University, Perth, W.A.
Director, Web Key IT Pty Ltd.
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