Headings are used to give a logical structure to a document.
Writers use all sorts of visual cues to alert the reader to:
They might use one or more of the following methods:
In a well-ordered document the same visual cues will be repeated throughout so that readers can recognise the structure of the document. However, screen-reading software does not recognise these visual cues. It needs Headings (created using Styles) to be applied in a logical way. Thus
It is very easy to change the formatting for each of the Headings you will be using. This practice will give the visual cues you want – please follow SAIF Guidelines for Making Information Accessible – and at the same time achieve electronic accessibility. To change the formatting in Styles see Microsoft Online Help for more information.