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Re: Screen reader voicing of tables


From: Michael.Moore@dars.state.tx.us
Date: Aug 27, 2010 12:42PM

"Would our screen reader experts please explain how screen readers convey the column and row header information (when in Table mode)."

This is how it works with JAWS for Windows (JFW).

Read across a row. Cntrl+Alt+Left or Right Arrow Key. JAWS announces column headers when they change.

Read down a column Cntrl+Alt+Up or Down Arrow. JAWS announces row headers as they change.

Read row and column headers for a given cell Cntrl+Alt+Numpad 5.

Other table commands like read a whole column windowsKey+period or a whole row windowsKey+comma will only read the contents of the cells but not any headings other than the one located in the first cell of the row or column being read.

Mike Moore