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Accessibility of federal statistical tables

From: Steven McCaffrey <SMCCAFFR@MAIL.NYSED.GOV>
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 08:13:33 -0500
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Hello:

     I decided to check the accessibility of federal statistical tables.
Does anyone have any thoughts on the format used in, as just one example,
Per capita income table (ESBR) 
http://www.bea.doc.gov/briefrm/tables/ebr5.htm? 
Any comments?
Note: As noted before, I am using JFW 3.31 and don't have the latest table handling commands so I can't comment on whether tables like this one can be traversed cell by cell.  
It seems to be fairly accessible assuming I am interpreting the table correctly.  Apparently the first column is per capita income for the year 1999, then there are columns from Jun to Nov 2000.  If I count columns, I can figure out what column a given dollar amount falls under.

Just curious,

-Steve



Steve McCaffrey
Senior Programmer/Analyst
Information Technology Services
New York State Department of Education
(518)-473-3453
smccaffr@mail.nysed.gov
Member,
New York State Workgroup on Accessibility to Information Technology 
Web Design Subcommittee 
http://web.nysed.gov/cio/access/webdesignsubcommittee.html

Steve McCaffrey
Senior Programmer/Analyst
Information Technology Services
New York State Department of Education
(518)-473-3453
smccaffr@mail.nysed.gov
Member,
New York State Workgroup on Accessibility to Information Technology 
Web Design Subcommittee 
http://web.nysed.gov/cio/access/webdesignsubcommittee.html
Received on Tuesday, 23 January 2001 08:16:13 GMT

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