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Does the <body> rule the mind or does the mind rule the <body>?

Accessible Content – Part 2: Headings for a better Page Structure

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Steely blue eyes
With no love in them
Scan The World

Morrissey, “America is not the World”

You should be breaking up large texts in smaller chunks with headings!

Your contents should be grouped hierarchically and thematically with headings and subheadings. This creates a clear table of contents for the page and facilitates navigation on the page. As soon as a new paragraph is started, a suitable heading should be considered. This makes it easier to roughly “scan” the text.

Accessible Content – Part 1: unique and informative Page Titles

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Can you squeeze me
Into an empty page of your diary?

Morrissey, “Hairdresser on Fire”

Let’s start where it all begins: the page title! That’s at least, where all websites “begin”. Page titles, for example, always appear first in search results and already make it possible to distinguish them from other search hits.

Series: Producing accessible Content for the Web

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Fifteen minutes with you
well, I wouldn’t say no

Morrissey, “Hairdresser on Fire”

I conducted a big research on producing accessible content for websites with a target audience of editors and content producers. As there are quite a few topics and a lot of stuff to be aware about, I decided to make a series on that an split it all into smaller articles.

Accessibility Issues concerning Windows High Contrast Mode

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And in the darkened underpass
I thought oh God, my chance has come at last
(but then a strange fear gripped me and I just couldn’t ask)

The Smiths, “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out”

There is more to Web Accessibility than screen readers and machine readability. One of the more excotic topics there is user preferences via operating system or user generated style sheets. The more commonly known was introduced by Microsoft with Windows 7:

Windows High Contrast Mode (Win HCM).

Proposal for a more accessible Download Link

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And people who are uglier than you and I
They take what they need, and leave

The Smiths, “A Roush And A Push And The Land Is Ours”

If you want to offer downloadable files to your user, how do you perfectly wrap those for all of them? Just putting a hyperlink around a file name seems so outdated. With modern HTML5, this can be made much better and more accessible.