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Multiple Column Headers for one Column


From: Brian Lovely
Date: Dec 19, 2019 12:36PM

How accessessible is it to have multiple headers for a single column?

For example, imagine a three column table with headings Vanilla, Chocolate,
Strawberry. Then right below that is another header row with a single
colspan="3" heading cell reading "Ice Cream".

Below that are data cells with reviews of those flavors of ice cream.

Below that is another header row of a single colspan="3" cell reading
"Sherbet", and below that more reviews.

Finally, one more header row reading "Italian Ice" below which are more
data cells of reviews. So a cell in the last row of data cells could be
under the headings "Strawberry, Ice Cream, Sherbet, and Italian Ice"

Is there any way this would make sense to a screen reader user?

*Brian Lovely*
Capital One Digital Accessibility

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