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statistical tables & accessibility

From: Graham Jones <Graham.Jones@ons.gsi.gov.uk>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 12:04:49 +0000
To: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
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Hi there,
I am a Business Analyst working for the UK Office for National Statistics.
We are in the throws of building a new website where the main content will
be statistical tables. Some of these are very complex and are normally
published in reasonably large publications. The intention is to publish
these publications as HTML with an option to download a PDF of it along
with CSV versions of the tables. We are assuming that the HTML version will
need to be accessible - by this I mean can be read using a screen reader.
Having said that, some of these publications are little more than 400 pages
of just tables. Can you give any insight as to if we should be making such
large volumes of tables accessible to screen readers? Are there any other
considerations that we should take into account?

Your thoughts/comments/guidelines much appreciated.
Graham Jones
Business Analyst

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+44 07738 784280


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