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Re: accessible tables

From: Michael A. Peters <mpeters@domblogger.net>
Date: Fri, 4 May 2018 23:33:06 -0700
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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It's possible my preference for top to bottom is related to my autism, 
just like many autistic people do math left to right (I do in my head) 
instead of right to left like they teach in school.

For me it just seems natural for the table to be top to bottom and then 
go back to the top for the overflow - like turning a page.

My eyes can just smoothly move down and only have to adjust once - to 
move back to top. But when going left to right, they have to constantly 

Maybe that isn't natural for most people?

Now I'm curious.

Here's the page:


Yes there are a LOT of accessibility problems. I don't even like 
WordPress but am using it because the site was created just few days ago 
because I want to help WordPress blogers be less of a tracking cesspool.

Patching the theme for accessibility and quite likely patching WordPress 
Core if I can't write/find plugins to fix it is on my to do list, e.g. 
the theme uses <section> for the footer but without a role=contentinfo 
attribute. And there are other accessibility issues I immediately 
recognized w/o a checker.

On 05/04/2018 10:44 PM, Mhis-Archiv wrote:
> Hi Michael,
> I do see, and I read from left to right, at the end of the line I change
> to the next line.
> So I would expect an order like this:
> 1  2 3  4
> 5  6  7  8
> And this would work for screen reader users as well (at least they
> should understand it - but it is still strange and does make me think.
> And you should not make people think...)
> So what would I do instead?
> I’d use one line per key. If I want to save space, I use details and
> summary to hide things when not needed.
> --
> Mit freundlichen Grüßen
> Marc Haunschild
> www.mhis.de <http://www.mhis.de/>
Received on Saturday, 5 May 2018 06:33:40 UTC

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