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QUESTION: table navigation

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From: Schoppa, Laura
Date: Sep 27, 2001 2:48PM



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Schoppa, Laura
> Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2001 4:42 PM
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> Subject: QUESTION: table navigation
>
> Hello -
>
> I am trying to navigate through a table I created (as well as the one
> about Jello on http://www.webaim.org/tutorials/tables).
>
> I am using the down arrow, and the screen reader JAWS to test this. What
> seems confusing to me is that when I'm navigating thru the table, from
> left to right, JAWS does not announce what column heading (TH) you are in
> when in the rows below. This requires the blind user to remember what the
> column headers were for a particular cell within the table. For the jello
> example, the user would not know he was in the "type of jello" column when
> within the cell with "green" in it.
>
> How does a blind user navigate thru such a table?
>
>
> I'm guessing that:
> 1) I'm not using the keyboard correctly - perhaps the user doesn't just go
> from left to right?
> 2) JAWS does not properly handle table navigation;
>
> I hope you understand my question! Thanks for any info!
>
>
>
>
> Laura Schoppa
> Graphic Designer / Web Developer
> SI Enterprise Consulting Corp.
>
> Office: 703-905-1687
>
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