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Re: Hiding heading level ones

From: Laura Carlson <lcarlson@d.umn.edu>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:43:06 -0600
Message-ID: <CA+M9-v8Yh0FVJZd+UN3-k+QbmgWLbOY1wgNTijB-UYzgaynQcA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sailesh Panchang <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hi Sailesh,

Thank you very much for your reply. The page would have a <title>
element. It would not have a visible <h1>. Would you consider not
having a visible <h1> a failure of  SC 2.4.2?

Thanks.

Best regards,
Laura

On 11/25/14, Sailesh Panchang <sailesh.panchang@deque.com> wrote:
> Laura,
> True, SR users will have some h1 text to read but if the page does not
> have a page title it will fail SC 2.4.2. Non-SR users will not see a
> page title.
> Yes in some situations one may have an h1 and no content before the
> next heading. But that is content that is available to all.
> Sailesh
>
>
> On 11/25/14, Laura Carlson <lcarlson@d.umn.edu> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> A Web developer in our marketing department has asked if the following
>> markup, which is meant for use in Drupal themes and Dreamweaver
>> templates throughout the organization, would meet WCAG AA with the
>> notion that screen readers will be able to receive a good heading for
>> the page and some snappy marketing text could go in the <h2>.
>>
>> <style>
>> .hidden {
>> position: absolute;
>> top: -9999px;
>> left: -9999px;
>> }
>> </style>
>>
>> <h1 class="hidden">Page Title</h1>
>>  <!-- No other content -->
>> <h2>THIS IS WHERE THE DOCUMENT HEADING GOES.</h2>
>>
>> Thoughts on that markup and WCAG AA?
>>
>> I stated that if he hides the <h1> he would be locking out people with
>> cognitive and learning disabilities who would benefit from the ability
>> to identify content by a visible <h1>. My advice to him was to keep
>> the <h1> visible and intuitively easy to understand.
>>
>> I have cited Info and Relationships Success Criteria 1.3.1, "When such
>> relationships are perceivable to one set of users, those relationships
>> can be made to be perceivable to all."
>>
>> In addition I have pointed him to:
>> http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/structure/coding/index.html#writing
>>
>> Other thoughts?
>>
>> Thank you.
>>
>> Best Regards,
>> Laura
>>
>> --
>> Laura L. Carlson
>> Information Technology Systems and Services
>> University of Minnesota Duluth
>> Duluth, MN U.S.A. 55812-3009
>> http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/
>>
>>
>


-- 
Laura L. Carlson
Information Technology Systems and Services
University of Minnesota Duluth
Duluth, MN U.S.A. 55812-3009
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/
Received on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 15:43:44 UTC

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