Page with no headings Accessibility Checkpoint


Each section of content should begin with a heading element (h1, h2, h3), but this page has no headings.


In HTML place headings before each section of content, making sure the main heading is h1, sub-headings are h2 and so on. For PDFs produced from Word, use the Heading 1, Heading 2 and Heading 3 styles.

Applicable standards

  • WCAG 2.0 (Success Criteria: 2.4.10 level AAA)
  • WCAG 2.1 (Success Criteria: 2.4.10 level AAA)
  • WCAG 2.2 (Success Criteria: 2.4.10 level AAA)

Change history

  • 5.35 Oct 2019 Now detects ARIA headings. Changed rule ID from AccWcag1-12.3.1 to AccPageNoHeadings.
  • 5.3 Sep 2013 Now detects PDF documents without headings.
  • 3.5 Dec 2009 Corrected priority.
  • 3.0 Dec 2008 Now triggers WCAG2 issue.
  • 1.0 Feb 2007 Added.

This page describes a web site issue detected in PDF and HTML documents by SortSite Desktop and OnDemand Suite.

Rule ID: AccPageNoHeadings