Page or Document Title

All online pages should have unique topics that describe the content of the page or document. This allows screen readers to distinguish pages from each other and also enhances other functions such as tab titles (Web pages) and table of contents (PowerPoint).

Depending on the type of document, this can be accomplished in a number of ways.

HTML Web Page

Web pages should include a TITLE tag within the HEAD area, and the title should be unique to each page on the Web site. The TITLE can be repeated as the H1 of the page. SeeTitles for Web Pages for more information.

Frames and iFrames

Web pages using Frames can be made accessible, but a key element is to ensure that each frame is given a unique and meaningful title (e.g. "main_menu"). See the Frames and iFrames page for more details.


Individual slides each should each have a title so that screen readers are can navigate to individual slides.


Word files should also include a title styled as Heading 1 at the beginning of the document.

Web Page Tools

In systems such as ANGEL, Blogs at Penn State and Wikispaces, the information in the Title field also becomes the document title.

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