CP 4.2 – Use the main title box as a heading
Why is this important?
Users rely on headings to interpret the structure of a page.
Without headings, screen reader users cannot easily determine the main sections of a page and will be forced to read the entire document in a linear manner.
PowerPoint does not use semantic elements
- In PowerPoint, all text content is added into ‘shapes’; there is no way to specify the nature of the content in these shapes, for example, to communicate that a specific box is a level two heading, therefore clarity and concision is vital in PowerPoint documents.
- If your PowerPoint template is set up correctly, the main title box on the slide will be considered a heading and this will also be used for the slide title.
Example of bad practice
Not using the main title box on the slide for the heading.
This will result in the page title being ‘Page 1’
Example of good practice
Using the main title box on the slide for the heading.
This will result in the page title being correct.
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