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Data tables in html and blank cells


From: caron.darbyson@gmail.com
Date: Nov 19, 2020 9:18AM


I'm on a team moving courses to Canvas and something came up. We have some
assignment rubrics with blank cells. Headers for criteria and points are in
place. The folks working on coding believe that it is not a11y/508
compliant. They put placeholder text in each cell:

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This would be read by a screenreader in every instance. Everything I find
indicates that leaving a cell blank is preferred and compliant.

I look forward to your expert advice.