Structure your content

Processing large amounts of information is a challenge for everyone. Sighted users scan a page quickly looking for headings to get an impression of the content of the page.

People that use assistive technology can navigate web pages headings, lists, and UI elements. Structuring the content correctly ensures that the experience is consistent and understandable.

Make sure that titles for pages or screens are unique & representative of the content

Titles help users orientate themselves within the website. The title is often the first thing users hear or see which helps them confirm that they have arrived at the correct page.

Ensure that the reading and focus order is logical

People who use assistive technology follow the natural flow of the page - usually from top to bottom, left to right. The logical order must be consistent and predictable.

Use semantic elements to indicate content structure

Use semantic elements - headings, links, lists, roles, and tables appropriately
Assistive technology (AT) relies on the native attributes from semantic HTML to navigate and use digital content.