Page structure, titles and headings
In this guide we cover the most common accessibility issues on Haiku websites and give pointers on how to avoid them. The information is also available to download as a PDF document.
- Page structure should be logical and consistent with other pages on the website. For example, don’t disable the left hand navigation and then use a portlet to rebuild it on the right.
- When using a keyboard to navigate a page, the order must be logical.
- Only use bullet points for lists, not to draw attention to one sentence or link.
- Do not use negative space to create space between paragraphs. Instead use headings to break the content into short, manageable and easy-to-read sections. The paragraph and heading functionality has accessibility compliant space built-in.
- Page titles must be unique to the site and indicate the purpose of the page.
- Page titles should be in either Sentance Case or Capital Case and the chosen format should be used consistently throughout. All caps should not be used.
- Use headings and sub-headings to break page content into short manageable sections.
- Headings should be hierarchical.
- Headings must be informative and meaningful.
- Headings should be in either Sentance Case or Capital Case and the chosen format should be used consistently throughout. All caps should not be used.
- Don’t use headings for items that aren’t headings, e.g. to draw attention to a line of text.
- Don’t use bold as a substitute for a heading.
Videos & Guides
How to edit a page title on a standard Haiku web page.
Guide on how to edit the page title (same content as video).
How to create headings and sub-headings.
Guide on how to create headings and sub-headings (same content as video).