Creating Accessible Tables

Session Evaluation

Class description

Tables can pose unique usability and accessibility challenges to people, including those using assistive and mobile technologies. This BYOL hands-on session will review current practices and strategies to making tables usable and accessible using semantic HTML and CSS. We will review how screen-readers and speech recognition technologies interact with tables.

Speaker

Jim Allan

Date

May 17th, 2017

Time

2:15 pm-3:45 pm

Class level

Beginner

Class type

BYO Laptop Session

Track

Dev / Coding

Prerequisites

Understanding of HTML

Take Aways

Understand how to structure data tables to make them accessible. Upon completion, attendees will:

  • Be familiar with common barriers encountered by people with disabilities within tables
  • Identify accessibility barriers
  • Identify components of accessible tables (Caption, Headers, ARIA, usability, CSS)

Location

Room TH 214

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