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Is the resource "Pick a heading" sending out the right message

From: WCAG 2.0 Comment Form <nobody@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2008 19:10:27 +0000 (GMT)
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Name: Bim Egan
Email: Bim.Egan@rnib.org.uk
Affiliation: RNIB
Document: TD
Item Number: H42
Part of Item: Resources
Comment Type: question
Summary of Issue: Is the resource "Pick a heading" sending out the right message
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
Heading structure is one of the most important accessibility issues for people who use screen readers, especially those who can't see the screen at all.  A lack of clear guidance in WCAG 1.0 and HTML specifications has resulted in a wide debate on what constitutes an accessible heading structure.  

Eric Myers's article "Pick a heading" does nothing to help web authors decide on a rational heading structure, and may well continue the debate and confusion. Is this a suitable resource?

Proposed Change:
Suggested alternative: 

Quick tips for accessible headings 


At RNIB we have listened to the views of countless blind people, and give clear guidance on how to use H1 to H6, so that heading structure gives a clear overview of the page content.   In fact our recommendations describe the way that heading structure is implemented in most W3C documents.
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