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Techniques/HTML/H1 elements should be used for titling the web site and subpage information of a HTML/xhtml based web resource

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H1 elements should be used for titling the web site and subpage information of a HTML/xhtml based web resource

  • Submitter's Name: Jon Gunderson
  • Submitter's Email: jongund@illinois.edu


Applicability

(X)HTML

This technique relates to:



Description

For: Success Criteria 2.4.2 Page Titled: Web pages have titles that describe topic or purpose. (Level A)

Related to Technique G88: Providing descriptive titles for Web pages http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/NOTE-WCAG20-TECHS-20101014/G88

The use of H1 as part of a page titling solution is deemed important by a Webaim study: http://webaim.org/projects/screenreadersurvey3/#headings

Here is a best practices use case with wide implementation: http://html.cita.illinois.edu/nav/title/title-rules.php

Here is OpenAjax Accessibility rules that have been developed to test for the the use of H1 in titling: http://www.oaa-accessibility.org/rules/html/29/


Examples of successful application of the Technique

Example 1: AHS Website

Example 2: OAA Support Website

Resources

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Related Techniques


Tests

Procedure

Here are OAA rules that support testing: [1]

Expected Results

  • See OAA test results