Setting headings and paragraphs


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Setting headings and paragraphs

>> Marking up your text as headings and paragraphs is one of the simplest changes you can make to a webpage that has one of the greatest impacts on accessibility. Headings are the primary way that you can add structure to your text. They divide up the text into related pieces and provide information on the hierarchy of that information. Just as a sighted user can scan up and down the page to look for text that sticks out visually and get a sense of what topics are covered on the page. Screen readers can do the same sort of things if there are headings in the markup as we saw earlier with JAWS you can bring up a list of headings for a page and jump to each one of those.

Another advantage to using headings is that it easier to keep them looking consistent through out the site using CSS. Finally headings are looked at by search engines as an indication of what words on the page are more important than others. By putting the important topics of your page into headings your making it easier fo...

Setting headings and paragraphs
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Setting headings and paragraphs provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by Zoe Gillenwater as part of the Web Accessibility Principles

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