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Re: Table accessibility (was Re: headers attribute)

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2007 14:14:16 +0100
Message-ID: <55687cf80706050614j277bde9apabaf76dfb0f1e0f4@mail.gmail.com>
To: "aurélien levy" <aurelien.levy@free.fr>
Cc: public-html@w3.org

Window Eyes Testing
Support for id/headers

Tested using Window Eyes 6.0, IE 7 , Windows XP naviagted to cell 25
of the "simply complex table" [test cases] examples using the
the table navigation command INS+ ARROW with

"Reading Cell Headers" settings

"Attribute Only - If a web page author has designated certain cells to
act as column and row headers, Window-Eyes will use those cells for
column and row header announcement." and

"Column and Row - This would always read both the column and row. If
they are changing rows than the row header will be read first followed
by the column header. If they are changing columns then the column
header will be read first followed by the row header. "


1. table with th only: announces "E, 5, cell 25"

2. table with th and scope: announces "E, 5, cell 25"

3. table with th and id/headers: announces "J, E, 5, 10, cell 25"

Indicates that in this case, Window Eyes is using the id/headers.

On 03/06/07, aurélien levy <aurelien.levy@free.fr> wrote:
> Hi,
> i have updated it again to add a case of vertical reading order table
> with th only
> http://www.fairytells.net/table_test_case/
> and here the result for Jaws 8.0 and Firevox
> for Jaws 8.0 with win XP and IE7 :
> - when non empty summary or caption or th is present it make it switch
> to table mode.
> - caption and summary is read by default
> - it's doesn't gives the cell association by default in any case, it
> give it when you ask to read the current cell information with ctrl alt 5
> - all the case work the same (even with th only) except the juicystudio
> example where the cell association is good only in the case of use of
> headers/id.
> for Firevox with win XP and firefox :
> - when there is no th it's say that the table can be a layout table when
> you ask more information about the table.
> - caption and summary is read by default and when no summary is present
> it say it clearly by default
> - table with vertical reading order only make good association between
> cell and th even without any attribute and it say it directly with no
> need to ask for more information about the current cell
> - cell in table with vertical reading order need a specific query for
> more information about the current cell to have the cell association given.
> - cell with both reading order : it gives the vertical association by
> default and both with the query for more information
> - complex table and juicy studio example go totally wrong in every case
> and the wrong is the same in every case, in every case it gives the top
> and left th value with the query for more information and the top th
> value by default
> i will ask jaws 6 and maybe 4 to some friend of mine
> Aurélien
> > great thanks!
> >
> > On 03/06/07, aurélien levy <aurelien.levy@free.fr> wrote:
> >>
> >> done, and my complex table exemple with th only too.
> >>
> >> Aurélien
> >> > Hi aurélien,
> >> > could you add two more versions of the juicy studio table.
> >> > 1. with scope, but no id/headers
> >> > 2. no scope or id/headers used.
> >> >
> >> > thanks.
> >> > I will then test them using JAWS and Window Eyes and post the results.
> >> >

with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG Europe
Director - Web Accessibility Tools Consortium

www.paciellogroup.com | www.wat-c.org
Received on Tuesday, 5 June 2007 13:14:19 UTC

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