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Re: Table Accessibility

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From: Raja Saravanan
Date: Jun 10, 2001 10:22PM


Thanks a lot I will try including the attributes..
Can you suggest me th best suited screen reader... The IBM Home Page Reader
doesn't seem to read attributes like summary etc..)
regards
rajasaran

>From: Andrew Kirkpatrick < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
>Reply-To: WebAIM accessibility forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
>To: WebAIM accessibility forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
>Subject: Re: Table Accesibility
>Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2001 08:13:55 -0400
>
>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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