Structuring documents to be more accessible
Updated on Jan 26, 2021
Organizing a page with helpful titles and headings creates an outline that helps your audience access the most important information more quickly and easily.
Assistive technology users rely heavily on page titles and headings to navigate complex content. Structuring complex content will help users parse it as well. Headings allow users to move from one part of a document to another without using a mouse. Additionally, screen readers will interpret headings for those who use them.
For this reason, headings should not be used for typographical effects. To increase or decrease the font size of large blocks of text, use the Normal Paragraph Format and select a new Font size from the Size menu, or use Styles.