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Setting an Accessible Table

taught by: James Allan

Session Summary:

Tables can pose unique usability and accessibility challenges to people, including those using assistive and mobile technologies. This BYOL hands-on session will review current practices and strategies to making tables usable and accessible using semantic HTML and CSS. We will review how screen-readers and other assistive technologies interact with tables.

Description:

Tables can pose unique usability and accessibility challenges to people, including those using assistive and mobile technologies. This BYOL hands-on session will review current practices and strategies to making tables usable and accessible using semantic HTML and CSS. We will review how screen-readers and other assistive technologies interact with tables.

Practical Skills:

  • Understand how to structure data tables to make them accessible and understandable
  • Identify common barriers encountered by people with disabilities when interacting with tables
  • Identify components of accessible tables, including Caption, Headers, ARIA, usability and CSS