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Re: Table Accessibility

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From: Andrew Kirkpatrick
Date: Jun 8, 2001 6:15AM


Sure. However, you _will_ run into issues due to the use of client side
scripting. Many screen reader users will turn scripting off. What will
they get then? Generally, creating pages dynamically isn't any less
accessible than static pages -- the dynamically generated source needs to
write the same page, but plugs in different content or modifies the format
based on user input.
Looking at the code you sent, I'd say you might want to investigate what
attributes of table are being left out (summary is one I can think of) and
you might want to check out the caption tag and the scope and axis
attributes for table cells.
AWK
On 6/8/01 1:43 AM, Raja Saravanan ( <EMAIL REMOVED> ) wrote:
> Hi
> Sorry I will not be able to send the source code of the table..but I can
> give you the structure... The table has the same HTML table structure only
> with TH and TD... but they are not created statically...but created
> dynamically at runtime by using Microsoft JScript and DHTML object model...
>
> For example a script is used to create the table...
>
> function createTable()
> {
> var oTable = document.createElement("TABLE");
> document.body.appendChild(oTable);
> oTable.innerHTML =
> "<TR><TH>Column1</TH><TH>Column2</TH></TR><TR><TD>Data1</TD><TD>Data2</TD></TR
> >";
> }
>
> This is just a sample to give you a idea how the table is being created...
>
> Can this be made accesible by the screen reader...
>
> thanks
> rajasaran
>
>> From: Andrew Kirkpatrick < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
>> Reply-To: WebAIM accessibility forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
>> To: WebAIM accessibility forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
>> Subject: Re: Table Accesibility
>> Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2001 15:12:22 -0400
>>
>> Can we see the source, or at least the structure of the tables?
>>
>> On 6/7/01 8:50 AM, Raja Saravanan ( <EMAIL REMOVED> ) wrote:
>>
>>> Hi
>>> We are developing a Internet Application that can run on Microsoft
>> Internet
>>> Explorer 5.5. The problem is we have requirement of the tables to be
>>> Editable or readonly with keybaord accesibility. Inorder to achieve all
>>> these functions we are using HTC's (behaviors) which implement HTML
>> tables
>>> at runtime which has all these features inbuilt in them.... I tried
>> using
>>> the IBM Home page reader 3.0 to read the page but it did not read as it
>>> would read a normal HTML table... Can anyone suggest me how can I
>> overcome
>>> this problem....
>>>
>>> regards
>>> k.v.rajasaravanan
>>>
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