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From: Joy Relton
Date: Sep 27, 2016 6:16AM


Mohith,

JAWS and NVDA do read the column and rows but they need to adjust things in their settings. That's on them.


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Hi Moore,

Thank you for the response will look into the link.
Few more clarifications:
1. Is it mandatory to insert a table or reference data range is fine?
2. Even after checking the checkbox, "table has header" and defining
the Column and Row title in the name as mentioned in Freedomscientific
resource page, neither JAWS nor NVDA reads the column and row title.
Is there any method to set the row and column title where the user
need not to set the column and row title manually?


Thanks & Regards,
Mohith B. P.

On 9/26/16, Moore,Michael (Accessibility) (HHSC)
< <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Hi BP,
>
> A couple of quick answers and a resource.
>
> 1. Can I make the column title only 1 row. i.e., C1: Trial Balance Debit and
> D1 Trial Balance credit and so on.
>
> Yes, that method will work well
>
> 2. Is it advisable to fill the blank cells something like (NA)?
>
> No, That is not necessary. The real issue is using blank rows and columns
> for formatting. A single blank data cells are fine. When you have blank rows
> and columns it is very difficult to determine the edges of a table in a
> worksheet.
>
> For more information I recommend looking at the tutorials available from the
> Texas Governor's Office:
> http://gov.texas.gov/disabilities/accessibledocs#excel
>
>
> Mike Moore
> Accessibility Coordinator
> Texas Health and Human Services Commission
> Civil Rights Office
> (512) 438-3431 (Office)
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf
> Of Mohith BP
> Sent: Monday, September 26, 2016 6:03 AM
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> Subject: [WebAIM] Help needed in making the Excel files accessible
>
> Hi List,
>
> I am in a project to make the Excel files compliant with the Section 508.
> I am in confusion of the following:
> 1.15: If there are tables, are blank cells avoided?
> 2.1: Is the table free of merged cells? (If not, but the final format will
> be PDF or HTML, then merged cells are okay)
>
> The sheets are accounting files where the column titles go for 2 rows.
> i.e., C1 is Trial Balance, D1 is blank and E1 is adjustment. Then in the
> next row C2 is debit and D2 is Credit, E2 is Debit and F2 is Credit.
>
> 1. In the above scenario what is the best method without merging C1 and D1?
> 2. The entry will be either for Debit or Credit. How to avoid blank cells?
> 3. Is there any specific tutorial to make the Excel files accessible?
>
> Few Thoughts:
> 1. Can I make the column title only 1 row. i.e., C1: Trial Balance Debit and
> D1 Trial Balance credit and so on.
> 2. Is it advisable to fill the blank cells something like (NA)?
>
> Note: As per the accounting rules I don't think the above things can be
> encorporated.
>
> Thanks & Regards,
> Mohith B. P.
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