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From: Tim Harshbarger
Date: Jun 20, 2017 12:03PM


Most likely, the table becomes "responsive" on the mobile device which means alternate CSS is applied and columns might be hidden using CSS/Javascript. For some reason, approaches to responsive mobile tables tend to break the ability of a screen reader to use the table. I think when some of my team members worked on this type of issue, we ended up having to provide a way for a screen reader user to end up with a regular non-responsive table.

Thanks,
Tim
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Subject: [WebAIM] JQuery Table Accessibility Difference Between Desktop and Phone Rendering

Hi,
I’m looking at this JQuery plug-in: https://cdn.datatables.net/1.10.15/.

I’m a dangerous JavaScripter, so I’m in need of understanding where to look to figure out why when we use this plug-in, it is not speaking the heading cells in a table in IOS, but it is speaking them on the desktop with Firefox and NVDA.

Thanks.

Jim

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