|Topic||Technique||WCAG AA Requirement|
|Headings to Bypass Blocks of Content||
Bypass Blocks: Screen readers allow users to navigate by headings, so headings are an effective way to bypass blocks of content, as required by WCAG 2.4.1.
Note: Headings are not absolutely required by WCAG to pass 2.4.1, but are highly recommended, along with landmarks and skip links.
|Meaningful Text||Accurate, Informative Section Labels: Headings MUST be accurate and informative, as labels for the sections of text they describe.|| Required
|Brevity: Heading text SHOULD be concise and relatively brief.||Best Practice|
|Heading Markup||Use Real Headings: Text that acts as a heading visually or structurally MUST be designated as a true heading (
|Heading Markup for Headings Only: Text that does not act as a heading visually or structurally MUST NOT be marked as a heading.
|Outline/Hierarchy of Content||
Content Outline: Headings SHOULD convey a clear and accurate structural outline of the sections of content of a web page.
|Consecutive Levels: Headings SHOULD NOT skip hierarchical levels.||Best Practice|
|First Heading in the Main Content: The beginning of the main content SHOULD start with