Check your headings

Modified on Wed, 01 Mar 2023 at 03:35 PM

Check your headings (written instructions)

This tutorial will show you how to use our Accessibility Checker to check whether your headings are accessible. 

When you're editing a page, you'll see the blue Accessibility Checker button is now present in the bottom right-hand corner of the main text box. 

The Accessibility Checker button is in the bottom right-hand side of the main text box.

To check whether your heading hierarchy is correct, click the blue button.

The Accessibility Checker button

If there is a problem with your headings, a red error will appear. Click this to get more information about the problem.

Red error button on incorrect heading hierarchy

Use the Error message to check and reorganise your headings.

The expanded error box.

When you've made your changes, click the Accessibility Checker again and make sure that you've solved any errors.

Remember: headings need to follow the correct hierarchy to be accessible for people using screen readers.

Most pages will use Heading 1 for the page title, so you should follow with Heading 2 for major sections of a page and then Heading 3 for sub-sections.

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