[Athen] at what point do you need headings?

Justin Romack justinr at disability.tamu.edu
Tue Sep 11 12:22:52 PDT 2018

I agree with Robert’s thoughts – both in that it is very subjective, and that neither of the examples require headings.

I would say, on the web, if you have a main content area, a heading setting the start of that section apart is always helpful. Usually a page or post title there is plenty sufficient.

Hope that’s helpful.


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From: athen-list <athen-list-bounces at mailman12.u.washington.edu> On Behalf Of Robert Spangler
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Subject: Re: [Athen] at what point do you need headings?

This is subjective. In my opinion, neither one of the examples you provided requires a table. If it is a document with multiple sections, it should have headings. The headings should be the titles of each section. Definitely if the document has a table of contents, each section should have a heading. This way, I can press H to jump quickly between each section. I would be interested to hear other people's input on this.

On Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 11:53 AM Krista Greear <krista at inclusiveinstructionaldesign.com<mailto:krista at inclusiveinstructionaldesign.com>> wrote:
For Word docs, or PDFs, at what point is the document "long" or "complex" enough to require headings?

For example, if there are only two paragraphs of content, are headings still necessary? What if there was only one paragraph of content but then a table?

And would your answer change if the content was on a webpage? In a page within the LMS?

Thanks in advance,
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