a11yTips — Avoid using headings for formatting effects

Avoid using headings for formatting effects

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Make sure header elements are not only used for bold or emphasis

While heading elements such as H1, H2 and H3 display boldfaced or emphasized text by default, they should not be used simply to create formatting effects. Headings should convey structure: every time a heading element is used, its content becomes part of the document outline. Whenever a heading is used for formatting effects, that content becomes part of the document outline, hurting the logical structure of the document for assistive technology users who rely on that outline to understand what the document [...]

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