Write clear, descriptive headings for content and/or labels for form fields.
What to do:
- Use concise, clear language for headings within a page (e.g. <h1>, <h2>) and form labels
- A single word can be sufficient if it relays the necessary information
Plain English Explanation:
This success criterion isn’t requiring headings and labels, it’s merely saying that when you use them, write clearly and descriptively so a user knows what content follows or what form fields are asking for.
For example, an effective label for a form that is asking for a first name is “First name”.
As another example, the <h1> heading for an article might be “How To Make a Website Accessible” and an <h2> heading might be “Provide Content Alternatives”.
The key here is that the words are clear and descriptive so a user knows what content to expect or what input a form field is asking for.