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Re: Table Accessibility in Native Android Apps


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: May 18, 2019 3:07AM

On 18/05/2019 05:46, Ramakrishnan Subramanian wrote:
> Dear members,
> As the Subject line suggests, I would like to know the accessibility
> of tables in Native Android and IOS Environments.
> Whether the Semantics of a table like the Caption, Column / Row
> headers, can be made Screen reader accessible?

Quickfire answer: as there's no real concept of a "table" per se in
native android or iOS development (it's more about scrollable views
etc), there's no standard semantics for these sorts of things in native
and authors need to essentially make up their own behind-the-scenes
hooks to convey information in a way that makes sense to mobile screen
reader users.

Patrick H. Lauke

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