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Re: The affect of "scope" attributes in <th> tags


From: David Farough
Date: Aug 26, 2010 2:09PM

I tried your sample code using Jaws starting with version 9 and then
with version 10 and finally with the current version 11.0.1467. All
versions handled your table with no difficulty.

David Farough
Application Accessibility Coordinator/coordonateur de l'accessibilité
Information Technology Services Directorate /
Direction des services d'information technologiques
Public Service Commission / Commission de la fonction publique
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Tel. / Tél: (613) 992-2779

>>> "Langum, Michael J" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > 10:42 AM Thursday,
August 26, 2010 >>>
Will screen readers correctly handle nested scope for columns and

For example, will the following table be correctly presented by a
screen reader? This would mean I could avoid the coding overhead of
using "id" and "headers".

<table border="1">
<th scope="col" rowspan="2">Major Category</th>
<th scope="col" rowspan="2">Sub Category</th>
<th scope="col" colspan="2">Year 2009</th>
<th scope="col" colspan="2">Year 2010</th>
<th scope="col">Amount</th>
<th scope="col">% Change</th>
<th scope="col">Amount</th>
<th scope="col">% Change</th>
<th scope="row" rowspan="2">Supplies</th>
<th scope="row">Stationary</th>
<th scope="row">Cleaning</th>

-- Mike