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Re: Adding ARIA role="presentation" to a table based CMS

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 12:36:19 +0000
Message-ID: <490858C3.2030508@cfit.ie>
To: Jan Richards <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>
Cc: 'WAI-AUWG List' <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>

Hi all,

For an organisation using a CMS that uses tables and one that is locked
into using tables for the modules that it outputs, could the addition of
the ARIA property role="presentation", which effectively removes the
table from the screen reader output, and it descendants, but still
renders the content of the table be useful?

While it is not good to codify bad practice I wonder if this could
improve the user experience? In particular for users of MS Sharepoint?

Just a thought

Cheers

Josh
Received on Wednesday, 29 October 2008 12:37:08 UTC

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