Future Media Standards & Guidelines

Page titles

Documents must have a page <title> that identifies its main content.

Rationale

Document titles help users orientate themselves within web sites and apps. The document <title> element content is often the first thing a speech output user will hear and acts as a confirmation of what page they have arrived at. Document titles commonly have the same content as the main <h1> element.

Techniques

Pass:

<title>BBC Weather</title>

Fail:

<title>BBC</title>

Tests

Procedure Expected Result Type
Examine the title text of each document, either in a browser’s tab control or by viewing the document source and searching for the <title> element The document title should describe the primary content of the document Manual

Using the standards and guidelines

You can use use and re-use the the BBC Accessibility Standards and Guidelines under an Open Government Licence for Public Sector Information.

Details can be found on the Open Government Licence for Public Sector Information website.

Feedback

We would love to hear your feedback. If you have a question or comment about the standards or guidelines email us at AccessibilityTeam@bbc.co.uk.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.