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Re: Use of <summary> with tables


From: Chagnon | PubCom.com
Date: Dec 4, 2015 10:33AM

Captions are a good solution for all complex tables and graphics.

Another method based on traditional academic and scientific publishing is to use prefatory information before the item. It's simply a preceding paragraph that describes the graphic or table and points out the most important points. It can be as short as a phrase or as long as a paragraph, and is slipped in between the table's title and the table itself.

We've adapted the concept for accessibility and sometimes, when necessary, added language to help guide screen reader users about the table's structure.

--Bevi Chagnon