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Re: accessibility support for nested h1 in sections?

From: Chaals McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2016 12:03:16 +0100
Cc: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
To: "Steve Faulkner" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, "Gavin Thomas" <Gavin.Thomas@uwe.ac.uk>
Message-ID: <op.ybmznqa1s7agh9@widsith.local>
On Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:11:48 +0100, Gavin Thomas <Gavin.Thomas@uwe.ac.uk>
wrote:

> LĂ©onie has a good article on html headings
>
> http://tink.uk/using-html5-headings/

> From: Steve Faulkner [mailto:faulkner.steve@gmail.com]
>
>
> Sent: 22 January 2016 09:11
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> To: Chaals McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
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> Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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> Subject: Re: accessibility support for nested h1 in sections?

> On 22 January 2016 at 08:55, Chaals McCathie Nevile  
> <chaals@yandex-team.ru> wrote:

>> Do any windows screenreaders get this right, or is accessibility API  
>> support lacking here?

> hi chaals,
>
> this should provide details you are looking for:  
> https://www.w3.org/wiki/HTML/Usage/Headings/h1only

So as I read it, "most" browsers are using a nice CSS trick to make  
headings get smaller, but they are not actually providing the semantics  
and therefore presenting the *wrong* information to e.g. accessibility  
APIs.

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