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Are you using semantic elements and roles?

  • Why it's important

    • Carlos is low-sighted and navigates pages by jumping to the page section Carlos wants to get to.

Steps to take

  1. Read the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) web accessibility tutorial on page regions.
  2. Use sectioning elements to create a broad outline of your page content; examples of these elements include header, nav, main and footer.
  3. Use content sectioning elements like section, article and aside to organise the document content into logical pieces.

Supporting resource

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

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Published by: Digital Citizen Services
Last update: 30 April 2019, first published

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