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Re: Screen readers and nested tables


From: Randall Pope
Date: Feb 19, 2010 11:03AM

Hi Birkir,

I think that FS has resolved the nesting table issue with recent version of
JAWS. From the complaints that I received, I do know that it is still an
issue with those using BrailleNote. But I need to go back and find out if
they are using the latest equipment.

With Warm Regards,
Randall "Randy" Pope
American Association of the Deaf-Blind
Website: http://www.aadb.org

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-----Original Message-----
[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Birkir Gunnarsson
Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 9:53 PM
To: 'WebAIM Discussion List'
Subject: [WebAIM] Screen readers and nested tables

Hi list

I am brushing up on my html and WCAG knowledge and came across a table with
nested elements inside, another table and a list.
I presume this is not a very common occurance and probably not practical,
since I have to assume this looks pretty weird to a sighted person (I am
blind). However I notice that my Jaws (version 8) does not recognize the
outermost table, even if the <table> attribute is used in it, it only sees
the nested table.
If anyone can explain why, or if this is a problem, or it could be coded
differently so that screen readers recognize the outermost table as a table,
or can tell me this is never used and not a case I need to ever consider I
would very much appreciate it.
The link to the example is