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Compliance Data & User Impact

User Impact: Major

60% Complete

Disabilities Affected:

  • blindness
  • deafblindness
  • learning disabilities

WCAG Version:
2

WCAG Levels:

  • A

WCAG Guidelines:

Solution Techniques:

Automated Test Accuracy:
High

uTester Severity:
3

DRRSAG Designations:

  • role

How to Fix the Problem

Either use a different markup or make sure that the heading contains some text.

The Algorithm, in Simple Terms

Engine scans all h1-h6 and elements with role=heading and checks whether they contain text

Why Is it Important?

It is misleading users who use assistive tools

Code Example

<blockquote xml:lang="en">
<p>text
</p>
</blockquote>

Ignore this issue if this element is part of a list of similar elements or a container of a list such as: select, autocomplete field widget, the table inside a date picker widget, a tab in a tab control widget).

This element perfoms as a container, and has no functionality. This container may contain another elements that has functionality or logical role.

Ignore this issue if this element has an alternative that performs the same and overrides the content of this element.

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