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From: Steve Faulkner
Date: Mar 25, 2011 9:39AM
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best practice advice is to not use them for layout.
failing that ensure the content linearizes correctly
Also ARIA role="presentation" can be used on layout <table>'s to
hide the table structure from assistive technology.
On 24 March 2011 16:26, Angela French < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> 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
> <EMAIL REMOVED>