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Page structure

Are you using semantic elements and roles?

Why it’s important: Carlos is low-sighted and navigates pages by jumping to the page section he wants to get to.

Steps to take

  • Use sectioning elements to create a broad outline of your page content; examples of these elements include header, nav, main, and footer. Use content sectioning elements like section, article, and aside to organize the document content into logical pieces.
  • Add role="banner" to your masthead and role="contentinfo" to your page footer once per page to define landmark elements.

Resources

Video tutorial: Landmarks

WCAG 2.0 references

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