There needs to be more than one way to find a web page within your website.
What you need to know
- This success criterion isn’t about requiring headings and labels, it’s merely saying that when you use them, write clearly and descriptively so a user knows what content follows or what form fields are asking for.
- For example, an effective label for a form that is asking for a first name is “First name”.
- The <h1> heading for an article might be “How To Make a Website Accessible” and an <h2> heading might be “Provide Content Alternatives”.
- A single word can be sufficient if it relays the necessary information.
- A key take away here is that the words should be clear and descriptive so a user knows what content to expect or what input a form field is asking for.
What you need to do
- Use concise, clear language for headings within a page, for example <h1>,<h2> and form labels.
- Make sure that headings accurately identify the content of their section.
Check out “Headings and Titles” from CSUN’s Universal Design Center for more information about this success criterion.