‘Section Headings’ requires you to organise content with headings.

Introduction

Adding section headings to all content will help your users understand your website. They are most helpful for users who have difficulty focusing or remembering where they are on a page, as well as users with a visual impairment who may navigate by skipping between headings.

You can help these users, and everyone else, by ensuring that all content on your website is broken up by clear and informative headings.

How to Pass ‘Section Headings’

Add a heading for every new thought or topic in your content (for example, a travel article may have headings to indicate the distinct sections on dining, transportation, and lodging).

Exceptions

A webpage can be single block of content with only one header if it is about one thought or topic.

‘Section Headings’ Tips

A section is a self-contained portion of written content that deals with one or more related topics or thoughts.

A section may consist of one or more paragraphs and include graphics, tables, lists and sub-sections.

Beware of making your content harder to read by forcing in too many headings.

Certain content may not be able to meet this guideline, for example if your website publishes unabridged historical documents that don’t use headings.

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