How to correct the heading structure for an accessible PDF in Word, InDesign, or Acrobat.
This article applies to: Web Accessibility
Headings allow screen reader users to read only the headings in order to get an overview of the content and to navigate directly to the part they want to read. Headings should follow a logical structure H1 – H6. Titles for documents should be H1. Headings can also act as Bookmarks.
Select your heading text.
On the Home tab, in the Styles group, select a heading style, for example, Heading 1 or Heading 2.
Lynda.com tutorial on Understanding InDesign styles.
- Select the TouchUp Reading Order Tool.
- If the element is not tagged, use the mouse to select the entire element.
- Right click or Ctrl click on the element.
- Select Tag as Heading for the level you want. (Mac users may not see Tag as Heading, but will be able to select the appropriate heading level.)