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Re: valid table?


From: Angela French
Date: Mar 25, 2011 9:00AM

Yes, I'm aware of that one Mike. There are MANY things wrong with this site. I was wondering about the use of a table in this context though.

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Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2011 11:41 AM
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] valid table?

The problem with the page is not the use of the layout tables but the use of image links where the alt text is simply "PDF" the alt text should tell me what document I am downloading. In a links list I just see ...PDF PDF PDF PDF...

Mike Moore

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Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2011 11:27 AM
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Subject: [WebAIM] valid table?

I have been asked to do an accessibility review of my agency's website. It was built by contractors a number of years ago, and we have many content contributors who create/maintain the page.

On many pages tables are used for layout to present/organize documents available for download. Here is an example:

While I personally would not use tables for presentations like this, I'm wondering if it really is inaccessible. While there is no <th> tag, they did use an <h> tags (not the semantically correct one though) and <p> tags in the <td>s . Given that this is not a complex table, it does linearize well.

I would be grateful for any opinions about this.

Angela French
Internet Specialist
State Board for Community and Technical Colleges