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Re: mark up for table read in screen reader


From: Steve Green
Date: Jun 24, 2019 1:35PM

There might be some freaky way to do that with ARIA, but no one is going to understand what's happening. Why do you want to do that?

Steve Green
Managing Director
Test Partners Ltd

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From: WebAIM-Forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> > On Behalf Of Kolitsky, Michael A PHD
Sent: 24 June 2019 20:14
Subject: [WebAIM] mark up for table read in screen reader

Hi, in a table with 3 rows and 3 columns, can that table be marked up in a screen reader so you can read in the diagonal direction from one cell to another, i.e. row 1 cell 1 to row 2 cell 2? Or is it only able to move the cursor in the right-left or up-down direction?


Michael Kolitsky, Ph.D.
Online Adjunct Professor
Biological Sciences
The University of Texas at El Paso

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