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Re: symptom table


From: Joshua Hori
Date: Jun 22, 2017 4:54PM

Wouldn't this be considered an abbreviation?


If using a magnifier, it may be easier to hear 'No blurred vision during heat exhaustion- and 'Possible blurred vision during heat stroke- than moving the screen up and down to see column headers. The responsive design reflowed the document width to always fit my screen, so column headers weren't a problem.

It would remove confusion for those who may not be familiar with what you are attempting to relay, or if they hold their mouse over the image the alt text should popup and inform the user. There's great image checkmarks and X's available online for beautifying that table.

The 'Back to Top- button that appears on the page is intrusive to users with magnifying software and covers a good portion of the right hand side of the screen once I've enlarged it to 200%. The top menu also takes up a large portion of the page once enlarged.



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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] symptom table

I think the X is a common convention. Remember, a sighted person just has an X to go on same as a blind person using a screen reader would.

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Subject: [WebAIM] symptom table

Hi folks, need your opinion/input please :)

We have a table in an article where there are "X"s in the cells where a symptom applies to one condition or another - you can see it here:


Is it OK to leave these as X, or would it be best to change them to yes/no or use a label or something?? We want to make sure this thing makes sense.


Diane R Tomlins

HCA IT&S | Digital Media

Accessibility SME

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