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Re: Examples of screen reader processing

From: Leonard R. Kasday <kasday@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 09 Feb 2001 10:10:54 -0500
Message-Id: <4.3.2.7.2.20010209095335.029dc760@pop3.concentric.net>
To: "Fitzgerald, Jimmie" <Jimmie.Fitzgerald@jbosc.ksc.nasa.gov>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Hi Jimmie,

I'm glad those example were useful for you.

I don't understand though why they make you think that you shouldn't use 
nested tables.

Also, I hope people don't think I was saying to avoid tables altogether... 
just that you need to be aware of reading order when you use them.

At least, that's what you need to get to double A compliance.  To reach 
triple A compliance, you need to either avoid layout tables altogether, or 
have a linearized alternative, e.g. on a separate page,  per Guideline 10.3.
The URL is http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/#gl-interim-accessibility

Len

At 08:44 AM 2/9/01 -0500, Fitzgerald, Jimmie wrote:
>Hello all.  Follow the link below for some good examples of how a screen
>reader (like JAWS) deals with tables and forms.  I will be using this data
>to illustrate issues related to using tables for formatting a page.  It
>should be particularly useful when showing our team why we should not do a
>bunch of nested tables.  Enjoy
>
>http://astro.temple.edu/~kasday/wai/backwards.html
>
>
>Jim Fitzgerald

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