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Re: Data table


From: Sailesh Panchang
Date: Oct 14, 2020 7:21AM

Hello Sumit,
This content could well be marked up as a list with the PDF link
positioned next to the report identifier using CSS in the same LI.
If it is a table, a screen reader user could navigate down the rows in
col#1 and then to the right to the download link ... once the user
understands the design.
Or, one could be navigating down col#2 and expect the screen reader to
expose the report identifier. This will work if the report name cell
is marked up as TH and not TD. So yes, it is a data table in the
present form and needs row headers identified.
The table does not seem to have column headers as per your
description. So nothing needs to be marked up unless the table has
column headers like: Report Name / Available at ... or such.
A caption for the table needs to be marked up as one, if the there is
a caption available visually in the table's design.
Best wishes,

On 10/14/20, Sumit Patel < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> hai all,
> I have a doubt on providing column headers for the Data tables.
> I could see that column headers must be provided for data tables in WCAg.
> But, we would have tables like -
> first column, we will have some text like 2017 report, 2018 report in
> all the rows.
> And in the second column, a Download pdf link.
> So, my question is whether it is a data table or not?
> And do we need to provide column , row headers and caption.
> Waiting for answers....
> .
> Regards,
> Sumit patel
> > > > >

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