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Re: help with complex table

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From: Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Date: Oct 1, 2017 9:04AM


Angela

I think you are trying to do too much with this table basically.
There may be some benefits in flipping the table around (use column
headers instead of row headers), and have some column headers span
multiple columns, but if you don't know in advance how many columns
each header spans or if different headers span different number of
columns, it is very hard to create a consistent table out of it and a
better solution would be to split the table in two.

And, as already said, you can use the headers/id method to force the
header association for individual cells (make sure to use the HTML5
definition, you can only associate with <th> cells).


On 9/29/17, Beranek, Nicholas via WebAIM-Forum
< <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> I cannot reproduce your experience. In NVDA 2017.3 and FF 55, your
> column/row headers are reading as intended. Keep in mind that NVDA will only
> announce the column or row header once after you enter a new column or row
> using the table navigation shortcuts (Control + Alt + Arrow keys). The idea
> is that once I'm in a column, I won't need to hear the header more than once
> because I already know which column I am in.
>
> If you still feel like it doesn't work to your liking, then try the separate
> table or the headers/id approach.
>
> Nick Beranek
> Capital One
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Angela French [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
> Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2017 6:09 PM
> To: Beranek, Nicholas < <EMAIL REMOVED> >; WebAIM Discussion
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> Subject: RE: [WebAIM] help with complex table
>
> Could anyone test the latest rendition of my complex table using Jaws? I
> can't get it to announce according to my expectations when using NVDA with
> either IE, Firefox, or Chrome. This may be user error?
> https://www.sbctc.edu/_testing/complex-table.html
>
> AngelA French
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