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Re: How Much Of A Problem Are Tables Used for Design?

From: Scott Luebking <phoenixl@netcom.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 11:34:10 -0800 (PST)
Message-Id: <199911161934.LAA28433@netcom.com>
To: kford@teleport.com, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Hi, Kelly

Answers to your question kind of depend on the definition of
"problem".  Does "problem" mean can't get access to it at all
or does it mean how much does it impede using a web page?

In the example I got from a search engine, tables nested to
various depths are used for layout.  See what it's like via
a screen reader.  The URL is:

    http://members.aol.com/criptrip/dynamic_web_pages

Scott

> Hi All,
> 
> There has been a great deal of discussion about the use of tables and the
> problems they cause for people who are blind when used for design purposes.
>  I'm speaking strictly here of tables used for design, not to contain
> tabular data.
> 
> I'm wondering how much of a problem such pages pose for folks who are
> blind?  The browsing combinations I use all decolumnize these types of
> pages in some fashion.  These include Lynx, Home Page Reader, Internet
> Explorer with either JFW 3.31 or Window-Eyes 3.1.
> 
> Kelly
Received on Tuesday, 16 November 1999 14:34:39 GMT

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