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Re: Table with hidden first column


From: Don Mauck
Date: Oct 29, 2018 9:21AM

Are you wanting to use that hidden column as your row header? I can tell that using a row number as a row header would drive screen reader users, crazy. Developers here tried that and I got so many complaints that I'm having UIX teams rethink that. The other question I have is what does the visual user see?

-----Original Message-----
From: Isabel Holdsworth < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2018 8:43 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Table with hidden first column

Would role="presentation" work?

Just out of interest, could it cause confusion if you hide some visual information from screenreaders if, for example, a screenreader user is collaborating with someone who can see the screen?

On 29/10/2018, R.U. Steinberg < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> I have a table where visually I want to display a first column with
> row numbers. At the same time, I want to hide that column from screen readers.
> I don’t even want screen readers to announce it in its count of the
> number of columns. Is there a method that will work for JAWS, NVDA, and VoiceOver?
> JAWS likes aria-hidden=“true” but not other screen readers.
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