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EPUB tables in reading solutions

From: Gregorio Pellegrino - Fondazione LIA <gregorio.pellegrino@fondazionelia.org>
Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2019 16:11:02 +0000
To: W3C EPUB3 Community Group <public-epub3@w3.org>
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Dear CG,
recently at Fondazione LIA we have been working on an accessible EPUB 3 with technical content. We realized that different reading systems have problems displaying complex tables that, although correctly structured in HTML and CSS, are cut in the reading mode (attached some screenshots of example).

We have been confronted with Jiminy Panoz and EDRLab not finding a practical solution applicable.

In our opinion we should find guidelines for EPUB authors and reading solutions, since more and more content producers want to produce academic, professional, scientific and not only narrative texts in EPUB.

What could be the right way forward? Identify tables with particular attributes (ARIA or epub:type) for correct identification by reading solutions? Any other ideas?

A good starting point could be the intervention of Toby Green, OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) at EPUB SUMMIT 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YkYBmh8YWM#t=36m25s


Gregorio Pellegrino
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