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Adding ARIA role="presentation" to a table based CMS

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 21:38:50 +0000
Message-ID: <490A296A.3010605@cfit.ie>
To: W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Cc: "w3c-wai-pf@w3.org PF" <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>

Hi all,

I posted this to the ATAG list earlier on.

For an organisation using a CMS that uses tables and one that is locked
into using tables for the modules that it outputs, could the addition of
the ARIA property role="presentation", which effectively removes the
table from the screen reader output, and it descendants, but still
renders the content of the table be useful?

While it is not good to codify bad practice I wonder if this could
improve the user experience? In particular for users of MS Sharepoint?

Just a thought

Cheers

Josh
Received on Thursday, 30 October 2008 21:39:57 GMT

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