Headings - ADA Compliant
HEADING TAGS AND HEADING STYLES TO IMPROVE ACCESSIBILITY
Heading styles are available in the body and summary fields. Headings should always begin with Heading 2. Heading 1 is used for the page title and should only be on the page once. If Heading 2 has subheadings, they would be Heading 3. If Heading 3 has subheadings, they would be Heading 4 and so on.
Heading 2 Sample
Heading 3 Sample
Heading 4 Sample
Heading 5 Sample
Heading 6 Sample
How to Change the Font Style of a Heading and be Compliant
If you want to change the appearance of a heading as it appears on the page (for instance, you want a Heading 2 to have a Heading 4 style). For accessibility purposes, the proper heading tag must be reapplied to the text AFTER selecting a heading style.
Please follow these instructions to change the heading style appearance:
- Highlight the text.
- Select “Heading 4” from the Styles dropdown to make the text look like a Heading 4.
- Select “Heading 2” from the Format dropdown. It will change the text appearance back to the default Heading 2 style, but it will retain the Heading 4 style when the page is saved.
It is imperative that the heading tags continue to be selected from the Format menu for accessibility, regardless of the style applied to it.