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Re: Screen reader question: data table documentation

From: Kelly Ford <kford@teleport.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2001 13:23:03 -0800
Message-ID: <001f01c07694$88b36730$ce29379d@redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Reidy Brown" <rbrown@blackboard.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
How are you using JFW to read the table?  When I put this table into a web
page with JFW 3.7 and the Virtual PC on, I hear the header info as I move
around the table.  You must use ctrl-alt and an arrow key to move from cell
to cell once you are in the table and be certain you are navigating with the
Virtual PC on.

Kelly

----- Original Message -----
From: "Reidy Brown" <rbrown@blackboard.com>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2001 11:56 AM
Subject: Screen reader question: data table documentation


> I'm trying to implement WAIS 5.1 (For data tables, identify row and column
> headers) as shown on the WAI site:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-HTML-TECHS/#identifying-table-rows-columns
>
> Jaws 3.7 doesn't read the headers in their sample code:
> <TR>
>          <TH id="header1">Name</TH>
>          <TH id="header2">Cups</TH>
>          <TH id="header3" abbr="Type">Type of  Coffee</TH>
> </tr>
>          <TH id="header4">Sugar?</TH>
>      <TR>
>          <TD headers="header1">T. Sexton</TD>
>          <TD headers="header2">10</TD>
>          <TD headers="header3">Espresso</TD>
>          <TD headers="header4">No</TD>
> </tr>
>
> It will read a table summary, but doesn't associate the header with the
data
> cell it corresponds to. (Or I'm not configuring it properly.)
>
> Here's how the WAI says it should be read:
>
> Caption: Cups of coffee consumed by each senator
>   Summary: This table charts the number of cups of coffee
>            consumed by each senator, the type of coffee
>           (decaf or regular), and whether taken with sugar.
>   Name: T. Sexton, Cups: 10, Type: Espresso, Sugar: No
>   Name: J. Dinnen, Cups: 5, Type: Decaf, Sugar: Yes
>
> Can anyone recommend a different screen reader to test this on? Is there
any
> screen reader that supports this yet? I can't implement this until I find
a
> way to test it.
>
> Thanks,
> Reidy
>
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> Reidy Brown
> Accessibility Coordinator/
> Software Engineer
> Blackboard, Inc.
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