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Re: Table captions or summaries visible only by screen readers


From: Jared Smith
Date: Oct 29, 2018 5:17AM

Don't. If the table does not have or need a caption visually, then don't
force one on screen reader users. Summary has been dropped from HTML5, adds
overhead just for screen reader users, is misused most of the time (it's
not for summarizing the table data), and is thus not supported by some
screen readers, so should not be used.

If the table makes sense, then there's no need for extra stuff just for
screen reader users (despite what some testing tools suggest).