Support » Accessibility » Header nesting – header following h1 is incorrect.

  • Resolved bethplummer

    (@bethplummer)


    I am receiving an error message on this page http://vanwertcounty.org

    Success Criteria 2.4.6 Headings and Labels (AA)

    Check 37: Header nesting – header following h1 is incorrect.
    Repair: Modify the header levels so only an h1 or h2 follows h1.
    Error Line 421, Column 3:
    <h1 class=”entry-title”>HOME</h1>

    How do I fix this?

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  • Moderator Steve Stern

    (@sterndata)

    Support Volunteer

    I don’t see anything to fix. You have only one <h1> link on that page.

    If that “error” is from the wp-accessiblity plugin, please contact them here: https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/wp-accessibility?

    Moderator Andrew Nevins

    (@anevins)

    WCLDN 2018 Contributor | Volunteer support

    I see two h1s on that page (checking the source code), however Success Criteria 2.4.6 is not regarding the structure of the heading levels. That’s more of an Info and Relationships checkpoint.

    Headings and Labels are regarding the descriptiveness of the heading text and practically you can’t actually test this with an automatic tester like the one that’s giving you an error – because machines aren’t that clever.
    https://www.w3.org/TR/2014/NOTE-UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20-20140408/navigation-mechanisms-descriptive.html

    I would ignore this error and report it to the tool you’re using for the accessibility checker, as it doesn’t make sense.

    • This reply was modified 9 months, 1 week ago by  Andrew Nevins.
    • This reply was modified 9 months, 1 week ago by  Andrew Nevins.
    Moderator Andrew Nevins

    (@anevins)

    WCLDN 2018 Contributor | Volunteer support

    However if you are looking at changing the heading level structure of your website you need to use your theme’s support here: https://weavertheme.com/

    We don’t support commercial themes.

    The problem is coming from your slider, which is using an H5 for the title of each slide. Those titles should probably not be wrapped in a heading, as they are not leading any content or providing structure to the page.

    Agreed with @joedolson
    Each slider has an H5 in it.
    Plus you have 2 <h1> tags – even though both are hidden.
    For proper cascading headers, remove the second <h1> and make the slider headers use <H3>.

    If you can’t get the theme’s developer to help, creating a child theme then editing the header file would be the next step.

    Also, you should get some better ALT tags on the slider images – or make them null.

    • This reply was modified 9 months, 1 week ago by  aaronrobb.
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