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Re: Suggestion: Use "Structure" rather than "Heading" for the Silver Guideline name

From: jake abma <jake.abma@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:10:05 +0200
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To: "Newton, Brooks (TR Product)" <Brooks.Newton@thomsonreuters.com>
Cc: "jspellman@spellmanconsulting.com" <jspellman@spellmanconsulting.com>, "public-silver@w3.org" <public-silver@w3.org>, "w3c-wai-gl@w3.org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Hi Brooks / All,

My 2 cents is that headings cover it pretty well as it is all about
headings (from a typography standpoint).
Also heading are mentioned in screen readers and PDF, iOS, Android etc. do
have headings.

Structure on the other side refers to so much more than a document outline
that it will not be a proper replacement.

Cheers!
Jake

Op di 24 mrt. 2020 om 22:35 schreef Newton, Brooks (TR Product) <
Brooks.Newton@thomsonreuters.com>:

> Hello Jeanne,
>
>
>
> I’ve got a suggestion: Use "Structure" rather than "Heading" for the
> Silver Guideline name.
>
> Thank you for presenting today on the call and for your ongoing work with
> the Silver Task Force. As you demonstrated the “Headings” Guideline example
> earlier on the call, an idea popped into my head. From my understanding of
> Silver, it sounds like:
>
>    - Silver Guidelines are intended to be normative (general and
>    technology-neutral).
>    - Silver Methods used to test the Guidelines are intended to
>    be informative (technology-specific).
>
> I know a lot of folks are hoping that Silver will apply to a broad range
> of technologies, including content other than HTML-driven web pages.  For
> this reason, I think it would be a good idea to use technology-neutral
> language for the Silver Guidelines.
>
> “Headings” is a term that’s pretty closely associated with web pages and
> other types of digital documents. Instead of using “Headings” as a
> Guideline name, I wonder if the term “Structure” is more inclusive?  Based
> on your presentation, I think of the Silver Guidelines as:
>
>    - Naming general principles
>    - Supporting accessible user experiences
>    - Identifying user needs for people with disabilities
>    - Applying to a wide range of web-related contexts
>
> So, for the proposed Guideline “Structure,” Silver could have Methods such
> as “Headings” to help test whether the user need for structure is met
> through HTML-driven content.  The Guideline “Structure” would also
> encompass technology-specific testing Methods for other content types.
> Methods for VR, for example, could help to test whether or not the user's
> need for structure is met by the content, markup and styling/presentation
> opportunities that are available through that technology.
>
> Brooks
>
>
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