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Tables screen reader support

From: Sean Murphy (seanmmur) <seanmmur@cisco.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2017 07:06:48 +0000
To: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <3824c8e915a748a0b4f528486a9f8ac3@XCH-RCD-001.cisco.com>

I have noticed something in IE11 with Jaws which I want to verify if it is correct  behaviour. The table has a caption plus all the columns are correctly marked up. When the user moves into the caption, using Jaws table navigation commands, they cannot move out of the caption cell into the table containing the data. They have to use the down arrow key to get to the first row and then they can navigate through the table normally. Anyone seen this and if it is correct behaviour? As I feel it  isn't correct. I should be able to navigate through a table even if the columns change from 1 to 3 with the table navigation commands. The table is simple only having 3 rows by 3 cells.

Sean Murphy
Accessibility Software engineer
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