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Re: Asking for views on using h1-h6 heading markup inside data tables


From: Devarshi Pant
Date: Aug 30, 2017 2:18PM

Jaws / nvda heading list does get you in the table but shouldn't users get
the context too (that it's the heading in a table)?

A heading, using your table as an example, '<hidden>Online Service
Table</hidden> Nursing Homes- could be useful as well.

Note that keyboard users might find tabbing on every row onerous. Also,
complexity / verbosity on every tabstop would increase with the size of the

Wouldn't captions be useful here?

On Aug 30, 2017 09:13, "Detlev Fischer" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

In the context of the test of a public services portal that lists many
services in a data table, the question came up whether it adds or takes
away from screen reader accessibility when the names of the services in
cells are marked up with headings mark-up (in addition to the column header
markup). Would that just create confusion, or afford quicker access for
screen reader users calling up a list of headings or using headings
shortcuts rather than table navigation?

I have creatred a page that has a simplified example, the first version
without heading markup and th esecond with h3 headings for the service
names in the first column:

I would be interested both in your views regarding practical screen reader
usability and regarding WCAG 2.0 conformance.


Detlev Fischer
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