Definition h1 elements must match part of the title element content.
Purpose
  • h1 elements can be accessed by assistive technologies to identify the page content and to orient users within the website. The h1 element may also be used to identify the website.
Mappings none
WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria

2.4.2 Page Titled (Level A, Primary Success Criterion)

Rule Category Site Navigation
Scope Page
Target Resources title and h1
  • h1
  • title
Techniques
  • Use the h1 element to identify the page content in the same or similar way as the title element.
  • The h1 element may also be used to identify the website in the same or similar way as the title element.
  • If the page is part of a sequence of web pages, the h1 element should indicate the step in the sequence.
Manual Checks
  • Verify that the h1 content identifies the page content.
  • If applicable, verify that the h1 content of the page identifies the website to which it belongs.
  • If the web page is part of a sequence of web pages, verify that the h1 content indicates the step number of the sequence.
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