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Re: Why I don't attend the weekly teleconference (Was: Input on the agenda)

From: Steve Axthelm <steveax@pobox.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 02:08:05 -0700
To: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <r285ps-1057i-4E55B7EAB0B9400095B288E84D276F24@MBP.local>
On 2009-06-30 Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 2009-06-30 David Singer <singer@apple.com> wrote:
>
> > I don't think I have actually seen an answer to this question: do
> > accessibility UAs, and users needing accessible access, look for the
> > summary attribute, or have these users and/or their UAs given up
> > looking?
> 
> the most poular screen reader JAWS announces the summary on data
> tables by default, if it is used on a layout table it is generally not
> announced as JAWS filters out layout tables (as the table element use
> for layout has been widely abused).
> 
> This information and much more about the summary issue has been
> collected on the html esw wiki
> http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/SummaryForTABLE

Additional info here:

<http://www.malform.no/html5/caption+summary>

Regards,


-Steve

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Steve Axthelm
steveax@pobox.com
Received on Tuesday, 30 June 2009 09:08:47 GMT

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